"Are you looking for a fresh approach to recognising your learners skills? Open Badges is a program by Mozilla that issues digital badges to recognize skills and achievements. The 8 Reasons Why Open Badges Are Awesome Infographic presents the usefulness of badges as digital indicators of skills learned inside or outside the classroom."
Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.
The first ’Learning Outcomes Project’ paper has just been published in Teaching in Higher Education. It’s called ‘Learning about learning outcomes: the student perspective’, and is based on research conducted with students at the University of Leicester concerning their perceptions about, and uses of, learning outcomes.
If you have worked in any educational environment from elementary school, higher education, or corporate training, then you have had students who consistently struggle with a topic, skill, or prerequisite knowledge that they must learn in order to be successful. Likewise, many of those same students struggle to motivate themselves to learn the material they are struggling with.Traditionally, we have relied on more passive forms of resources (i.e. textbooks, journals, news articles, videos,
A fun way to take brainstorming from the class and create a fun visual with it. Perhaps a way to capture the list of theories learned by the end of a course, the key lessons learned from a specific activity, the factors that contribute to a business decision, etc. Would be fun to gather student contributions to a brainstorm and create a word cloud based on their own words.
A lot can change in a year. Twelve months ago, the traditional universities were doomed, condemned to irrelevance by an onslaught of MOOCs. Each new technology goes through five phases: a) the Technology Trigger, b) the Peak of Inflated Expectations, c) the Trough of Disillusionment, d) the Slope of Enlightenment, and finally e) the Plateau of Productivity.
This is a very balanced article describing the impact of MOOCs on higher education. What do you think about the timeline the author has proposed? Is it a tsunami that we just can't envision yet? If so, how are we preparing for its arrival. Are we making the adjustments required to ride the wave?
This special issue presents a series of peer reviewed articles the guest editors believe will aid in increasing the quality of the research focus across a growing field of research and participation from numerous academic fields. Articles in this special issue contrast theoretical and empirical research related to MOOCs through a careful examination of thematic issues from student perceptions, engagement, and participation to campus leadership and decision-making challenges.
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