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Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic

Why The Future Of Education Involves Badges - Edudemic | Educational Leadership and Technology |
Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges. Defined as a symbol or indicator of an accomplishment, skill, quality or interest, Open Badges are not only a hot topic as of late, but are also debated by some critics as the latest threat to higher education. A closer look at this emerging …

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

What is interesting is that most research on assessment indicates that assigning grades or, in this case, badges is counter to learning.

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At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement

At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement | Educational Leadership and Technology |

The new version of the Padagogy Wheel tackles a major question that is lurking in the back of everyone’s mind. If it’s not … it should be. It’s about the problem of motivation in education. How do we motivate students, teachers, parents, and everyone else to get excited about learning? How do you stay motivated? What works and what doesn’t?”

Jeff Dunn: Editor Edudemic Blog Post:

"Updated Padagogy Wheel Tackles The Problem Of Motivation in Education" (

Via Allan Carrington
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Where is the snythesis aspect. Learners synthesize the new into what they already know.

Elena Keating's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:06 PM

I think I will find this very useful for my planning

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, September 29, 2013 12:43 AM
I is great.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 29, 2013 4:14 AM

Three key components for Motivation: Autonomy, Purpose and Mastery .

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10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014 | Educational Leadership and Technology |
Bray and McClaskey provide the Top 10 Trends for Personalized Learning in 2014

Via Kathleen McClaskey, Lars-Göran Hedström
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

We are all learners. The cartoon speaks volumes.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 5, 2014 11:20 PM

Ten trends for Personalised Learning for 2014 ... good and clear advice (people are still confused about personalised learning) from Bray and McClaskey remembering to start with small baby steps.

Mickey Gast's curator insight, February 11, 2014 7:48 PM

What personalized learning is and how it can be optimized. Now that learning is available to "the masses", what is preventing "the masses" from taking advantage of learning opportunities?

Don Breedwell's curator insight, March 26, 2014 8:47 PM

I like to see good change and this looks like the right direction. Going to make the changes in vocabulary now. 

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Why Rewards Don’t Change Behavior

Why Rewards Don’t Change Behavior | Educational Leadership and Technology |

Rewarding young people for expected standards of behavior is counterproductive for promoting responsibility. Yet so many parents and teachers use rewards. Let’s explore some of the reasons.

Via Chris Wejr
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

What rewards do is create higher expectations and monetize the process. There needs to be integration between love for what we do and that the journey is sometimes its own reward. Anything less produces more narcissm.

Chris Balogh's comment, March 8, 2013 1:30 AM
Dan Pink might say that rewards encourage routine behaviors, and suppress non-routine ones. How do we categorize meeting expected behaviors? Is it routine or non-routine? If it's true that rewards diminish our desired result, then it may mean that behaving in a socially benign or beneficial way takes a fair amount of creativity.
Chris Wejr's comment, March 12, 2013 10:44 PM
We want kids to do the right thing... because it is the right thing. When we add a prize, we rob them of the opportunity to feel the right thing.
Chris Balogh's comment, March 14, 2013 10:06 PM
@Chris Wejr - Love it!