Useful to decide how to award the Open Badges - more and more employers are recognising these as achievements - when added to something like a LinkedIn profile, they have value (can't see why you would use them without context.
The Blended Synchronous Learning Handbook is the primary output of the Blended Synchronous Learning Project. It includes the summative findings of the Blended Synchronous Learning case studies, a Blended Synchronous Learning Design Framework, and a range of other resources and information to support blended synchronous learning design research and practice.
Bad news, dudes and dudettes. It's getting increasingly straight-forward for deep-pocketed hackers to buy commercial-grade equipment so sophisticated that it can infect your computer with malware when you do something as innocuous as watching cat...
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Something to explore re digital Literacies sessions - who's watching you?
A delegation from Saudi Arabia have participated in a workshop on the strategic use of digital technology and skills development as part of a series of events planned for their visit to the UK, Germany and Washington D.C.
have just come back running a day and half workshop around the Strategic Use of TEL in Higher Education - it was a specific workshop to start off a series of events and workshops for the NCEL International Courses, organised by The International Academy for Educational Consultancy and Professional Development http://www.iaecpd.com/. The group that I had the pleasure of working with was a group of academics and senior managers from Saudi Arabia.
The group will be spending around 10 days in the UK and will be exploring a range of activities using a variety of tools, including iPads. Throughout the workshop they identified how important digital literacies were to any kind of innovation. One of the most interesting activities was a look at the challenges associated with becoming an innovative institution, this sparked some interesting conversations.
The various levels of Bloom’s (Revised) Taxonomy are pretty well known to most teachers at this point. The gradated levels of critical thinking allow teachers to build lesson plans and identify learning outcomes that are appropriate for the level of exploration of material for the students at that time. A useful way of understanding how …
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Nice graphic and useful to have these verbs to hand
With the spreading use of computers and mobile technology in schools, going digital with student portfolios has become more popular. Simply put, digital portfolios are online collections of student work. They allow us to archive, curate and analyze samples of student learning from both the past and the present and keep that data — literally — at the tip of our finger.