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Open Badges: what's all this, then?

A presentation to the #weelearning elearning meetup in Bristol on 16th January 2013.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 21, 2013 11:31 PM

Badges represent a way to validate learning that takes place outside of the traditional venues.  Mozilla leads the badge economy.  To get an overview of the  process.

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What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning

What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Whether teachers are using jeopardy style questions to do test prep or bringing in online games like Minecraft to teach spatial reasoning, games have long been

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Malachy Scullion's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:26 AM

Gamification is a huge thing happening right now all around the world. And it seems to be tapping into vast numbers of people, children and adults, in a wide range of subjects and disciplines. 

Christine Bushong's curator insight, December 18, 2012 10:54 AM

For competitive students, like the athletes that make up my school's population, games have strong appeal.

 

StraighterLine's comment, December 18, 2012 12:17 PM
Gamification helps learning.
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Youtopia™: Your Student Engagement App

Youtopia is an online, student engagement application that provides instant access to plug-and-play gamification tools (points, badges, and leaderboards) tha...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 21, 2012 10:13 PM

Engagement equals motivation! 

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 23, 2013 10:47 PM

has anyone used this?