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Some more #openbadges thoughts

The previous post was an attempt to get the advanced Kanban open badge. This one follows up with an answer to the question posed in the P2PU Badges Project to my application and as wee thought about badge systems.

The feedback was questioning why I decided not to use the ‘Work in Progress’ system to limit the number of tasks in the doing section.…

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Working with a diverse group? Try a card sort.

Education technology? Yep.

Education technology? Yep.

I went to a day-long retreat where the participants, about 20 of us, were deliberately selected to represent a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise – all the stakeholders in big project. The retreat organizer suggested each person prepare a 5-10 minute presentation about what they’ll bring to the project and what they’re hoping to get out of it.…

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The Udacity of Audacity (or “Education for Uber”)

Try again. Fail again. Better again. Or better worse. Fail worse again. Still worse again. Till sick for good. Throw up for good.

– Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho (1983)

When I quote this passage from Worstward Ho, the somewhat obscure yet recently rejuvenated Samuel Beckett novella, the meaning of the famous lines in the preceding paragraph, those on the forearm of Stan Wawrinka and on the lips of Richard Branson, Elon Musk and other entrepreneurs, change entirely.…

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Skills To Include In eLearning for Employable Students

This article was written by James Degenhardt for eLearning Industry. Click here to see the complete original post.

Following recent eLearning trends, we are witnessing a shift towards education that is accessible, personalized and attractive. Fantastic! This is a welcome reeLearning_Industryvolution, allowing a wider and more encompassing reach – education for all.

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Failing Forward…As an Adult: Implications for Fostering in a School Culture

Failing Forward…As an Adult: Implications for Fostering This in a School Culture There’s been a lot of conversation over the past couple of years about the soft skills or social emotional skills that should be fostered in our educational system. One of the main themes is the idea that failure is critical to continual learning … Continue reading Failing Forward…As an Adult: Implications for Fostering in a School Culture
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Quality Matters Monday: Standard 4.1

QMIt’s Quality Matters Monday! Each Monday, we highlight a Quality Matters standard and review its importance in an online course and how we evaluate this standard.

Today, we are reviewing Quality Matters Standards 4.1.

General Standard 4 addresses the inclusion of instructional materials that enable learners to achieve the stated learning objectives or competencies.

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Research into Montessori

I do not believe that there is any 'right way' to learn. Howard Gardner points to different intelligences, Loris Malaguzzi describes 100 languages, Mark Wahl sees animal temperaments... Thus, in a constant search for 'what works' for each child I have been reading research and documentation of Montessori Method.…

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Faculty Spotlight: Sedef Smith, Randy Davis, and Carl Sheperis, Spring 2014 Recipients

Dr. Sedef Smith

Dr. Sedef Smith

Today, we are spotlighting Lamar University professors, Drs. Sedef U. Smith, Randy J. Davis, and Carl J. Sheperis. They were Spring 2014 Faculty Research Grant Recipients for their proposal, “Feedback plug-in application for Blackboard: The much needed tool for revolutionizing the assessment of students’ online discussion participation.”

Dr. Randy Davis

Dr.

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