George Siemens and Stephen Downes developed a theory for the digital age, called connectivism, denouncing boundaries of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. Their proposed learning theory has issued a debate over whether it is a learning theory or instructional theory or merely a pedagogical view.
In this issue... 1. Digital and Open Badges for Teaching and Training2. Tech Tip: Top Sticky Note Apps for Student Collaboration 3. You're the First to Find Out… Dates for January, February and March 2014 Online Classes
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ClassBadges is a free online tool where teachers can award badges to students for accomplishments or academic mastery. Through your teacher account, you can award badges customized for your classroom or school. Badges can easily be aligned to academic goals or associated with existing school awards.