Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Blended Learning is one of the major learning concepts that came about as a direct result of the impact of technology integration in education.In blended learning students and teachers get to experiment with a multimodal teaching method in which the digital and virtual learning is blended with the face-to-face one. However, one of the misconceptions […]

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Why Opting Out of Student Data Collection Isn’t the Solution

It’s useful to analyze which purposes of student data collection are primary, for which permission is expected and implied when data is collected. Some “primary use” categories are obvious. In order for schools to function, they need basic information about students and parents. They need to record grades, know who is eligible for subsidized lunch, […]

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.    There are many reasons for this. As you well know, teachers are already stretched pretty thin, and often it seems like there’s just no bandwidth to add something new […]

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The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning

The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning from Epic Epic’s Head of Platforms Mark Aberdour presents ‘The use of Tin Can and Open Badges for learning’ to a packed seminar at Learning Technologies Summer Forum. Source: www.slideshare.net See on Scoop.it – 21st Century Assessment

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Badges: A New Measure of Professional Development

Some higher ed institutions are experimenting with digital badges as a way to encourage and document learning among faculty and staff. Badges are quickly becoming acceptable currency in the world of higher education. Purdue University, for example, known for developing and commercializing innovative applications such as Course Signals, has embraced badges with another Purdue Studio project: Passport, a system for […]

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Joomla Moodle Integration Guide – Super Moodle

Syncing the content of different management tools and features is one of the efficiencies that technology advancements bring and the Joomla Moodle integration is a perfect example. There are various ways in which integration can be achieved, although the most common involves a third party feature. Integration basically deals with creating an interface shared by […]

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Open badges for education: what are the implications at the intersection of open systems and badging?

Badges have garnered great interest among scholars of digital media and learning. In addition, widespread initiatives such as Mozilla’s Open Badge Framework expand the potential of badging into the realm of open education. In this paper, we explicate the concept of open badges. We highlight some of the ways that researchers have examined badges as […]

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The Strategic Imperative for Schools: Technology as Connector

School would be a lot easier for administrators and teachers if technology were left outside of the classroom walls. Technology brings significant and frustrating obstacles to student learning. The range includes infrastructure issues like wireless connectivity, printing difficulties, projector failures, student behavioral challenges, and helping parents navigate the home environment with mobile technology. Teacher training […]

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Competency-Based Education: The Ripple Effects of Taking Assessment to the Next Level

The excitement about CBE is justified. CBE gives shape and direction to the long overdue need to personalize learning in higher education; it allows students to progress at their own pace; it incorporates the practice of prior learning assessment (indirectly through self-paced learning or directly through credential recognition), and offers a logical framework for aligning […]

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