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Badges/infrastructure-tech-docs - MozillaWiki

Badges/infrastructure-tech-docs - MozillaWiki | Professional learning | Scoop.it

Get badges for your learning across the web....INTERESTING!!!

 

Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI)

 

Why Are We Doing This?

 

Learners are learning everywhere -- but most of that learning doesn't count

Exploring badges as an alternative accreditation/credentialing system

Must avoid more silos

To truly support learners learning everywhere == support badges issued from multiple issuers across the Web

To optimize the value of those badges, need to be remixable and shareable with many different audiences/sites

Need a supporting infrastructure to standardize the process and support each user collecting badges from multiple users and sharing subcollections out across various displayers.

This infrastructure needs to be open and as decentralized as possible to give learners control and support the entire ecosystem

 


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Ray Tolley's comment, September 20, 2011 6:48 AM
The INGOTS system has been doing this for years, particularly for Primary school children and slow learners.
Heath Sawyer's comment, September 20, 2011 3:28 PM
Thanks for the INGOTS reference Ray, I'll be sure to have a look. Has there been any research on results, usage etc?
Ray Tolley's comment, September 20, 2011 5:22 PM
Hi, Heath, Ian Lynch the owner of 'The Learning Machine' is off on his travels again, this time setting up his system in Equador at the moment. but contact him at TLM or 'the INGOTS' for latest info'.
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The Impact of Learning 2.0 Programs in Australian Libraries

The Impact of Learning 2.0 Programs in Australian Libraries | Professional learning | Scoop.it

Summary of CAVAL research project by Michael Stephens and Warren Cheetham. "This study, part of the 2009 CAVAL Visiting Scholar project, seeks to measure the impact and legacy of the model within Australian public libraries to understand what benefits, changes and effects occur. Methods: A mixed-method approach was used: a national Web-based survey for those who had participated in a learning 2.0 program was supplemented by a focus group of public library staff."

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Multimodality in Perth | The English Teacher Guru

Just back from a trip to Perth to do some PD for Pearson Professional Learning. It's a long flight but certainly makes you realise how big (and empty) Australia really is. Flying directly over Lake Eyre in full flood was definitely ...
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WebJunction - Developing Online Patron Tutorials

WebJunction - Developing Online Patron Tutorials | Professional learning | Scoop.it

Case studies illustrate how others libraries have successfully integrated online  tutorials into their services and resources.

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Director of Online Learning

Future-oriented job advertised at Haileybury, Melbourne July 2011.

1.The strategic design of Haileybury Online (HoL), a Blackboard-based online learning system, and its effective delivery and use within the Senior School to enhance learning outcomes.

2.The professional training of staff to use HoL to enhance teaching and learning in the Senior School

3.The administration of HoL to ensure that teachers, students and parents at all campuses have the appropriate access

4.Liaison with the IT Manager to ensure the technical requirements of HoL are met

5.To manage the interface between Synergetic and our student data retrieval system

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ALIA internet access in public libraries survey 2011

ALIA internet access in public libraries survey 2011 | Professional learning | Scoop.it

"Internet access in public libraries has become a core offering, providing equity of access for people without the benefit of a PC at home, and the demand from library users has been on a consistently upward trend for more than a decade. The responses to the 2011 survey suggested that, while library managers were doing their best to meet this demand within the limits of their resources, these resources were becoming over-stretched and there were concerns about their ability to maintain service levels in the future.

Only 39% of libraries had broadband connection and many were operating at below the very basic broadband speed. Ongoing affordability was a concern, with demand for public access terminals continuing to grow and a new expectation of wifi in libraries."

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Google+ or Edmodo for online course support?

Google+ or Edmodo for online course support? | Professional learning | Scoop.it
I am starting to develop the online courses for the REAL ePortfolio Academy for K-12 teachers, and I want to use tools that model strategies that K-12 teachers can use with their own students.

 

Edmodo is certainly a more controlled environment, it all depends on the age of your students. Here's a question, 'Do students with Google Apps for Education accounts have access to Google+?'


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3edrats

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Macquarie ICT Innovations Centre
COMING OCTOBER 2011
Celebrating the latest 3D technologies in education, arts and sciences. 3dedrats is an exciting opportunity to get involved in games, virtual worlds, robotics, arts and science in Australian contemporary education.

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EYLF PLP Talking About Practice – Reflecting on Practice Part 3

In all cases the Early Childhood Australia Inc. and the Early Years Learning Framework Professional Learning Program funded by the Commonwealth of Australia must ...

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Ways to enhance the student experience - University World News

Ways to enhance the student experience - University World News | Professional learning | Scoop.it

The Learning Connection Unit provides many services, staffed by academics (learning advisers and academic development staff) and professional staff (counsellors,...

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4th Things 1st – or – 5th Things 1st: Flip Your Evaluation Taxonomies

4th Things 1st – or – 5th Things 1st: Flip Your Evaluation Taxonomies | Professional learning | Scoop.it
Either way - for either the Kirkpatrick Taxonomy or the Phillips Taxonomy - flip it - as they are both backwards. In my view anyway.

There is a need to flip the thinking about and usage of thes...
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The new ERA of journal ranking - The consequences of Australia's ...

The new ERA of journal ranking - The consequences of Australia's ... | Professional learning | Scoop.it
We argue that collegiality, networks of international research, the socio-cultural role of the academic journal, as well as the way academics research in the digital era, are either ignored or negatively impacted upon by ranking exercises such as...
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PLN Challenge #9 Back to the Classroom! (of 2.0) : Teacher Challenge

PLN Challenge #9 Back to the Classroom! (of 2.0) : Teacher Challenge | Professional learning | Scoop.it
Within 10 minutes, we had the answer – not from anyone in Australia or our emailing lists, but from Matthew Needleman, in the USA. Following his instructions the videos displayed to a library overflowing with parents, grandparents and students.
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Presentation to Public Libraries SA - Engaging with Readers in the Web 2.0 World

Presentation to Public Libraries SA Conference in Adelaide, September 2011; Blue Train offers regular public workshops on social media, Web 2.0, e-commerce, email marketing and search engine optimisation in Adelaide, South Australia and beyond...
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Are you prepared to be rejected if your Klout score is too low ...

Are you prepared to be rejected if your Klout score is too low ... | Professional learning | Scoop.it
You thought it was a nice to have or a professional necessity in our industry but now it's a passport to the A-list. ...
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Syba Signs Professional Development Newsletter

Syba Signs Professional Development Newsletter | Professional learning | Scoop.it

This new 6 week online learning program "Web 2.0 extended" is designed to extend the skills of those who participated in intakes of the original course "The How 2 of Web 2.0: Learning with Web 2.0" over the past few years. Participants will join in our exclusive virtual classroom to explore the way applications and add-ons have changed the landscape on the internet. Start dates: 31 October 2011 or 30 July 2012

 

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Work for us: be a Connected Coach | Powerful Learning Practice

Work for us: be a Connected Coach | Powerful Learning Practice | Professional learning | Scoop.it

Experienced educator to act the role of connected coach in online professional development community that is part of the Powerful Learning Practice community initiative. Candidate should:

be comfortable in using a variety of social networking and Web 2.0 technologies

be a good listener, nonjudgmental, curious, tentative

hold the belief that every person has the capacity to grow and change from within

possess good written communication skills

be willing to devote time to developing a deep understanding of an appreciative, strength based approach to coaching and aspects unique to coaching in an online environment

be disposed to persevering: exploring ideas and concepts, rethinking, revising, continual repacking and unpacking, resisting urges to finish prematurely

be willing to make a commitment to building capacity within and developing relationships with others

 

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What kind of assessment for learning is appropriate in the age of Google and Wikipedia? Facebook and You Tube? Smart phones and text messaging? Twitter and blogging?

What kind of assessment for learning is appropriate in the age of Google and Wikipedia? Facebook and You Tube? Smart phones and text messaging? Twitter and blogging? | Professional learning | Scoop.it
This broader view of what constitutes “evidence for learning” is taken by the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) (MOE 2007), the Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) for teachers professional development learning (Timperley, Wilson, Barrar, & Fung, 2007) and...
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We need to go deeper on teaching - The Australian

We need to go deeper on teaching - The Australian | Professional learning | Scoop.it
We need to go deeper on teachingThe AustralianTHE final hurrah of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council at the Sydney Opera House last week was a bittersweet experience for most who attended.
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Database of Research on Indigenous Education

Database of Research on Indigenous Education | Professional learning | Scoop.it

This searchable web database contains details of books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of indigenous education from publishers in Australia and overseas. Material in the database is drawn from the Australian Education Index, produced by Cunningham Library, with additional material sourced from a variety of international organisations and publishers. Submissions of suitable material for inclusion in the database are welcome.

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Big Picture Learning Annual Professional Development Conference

Big Picture Learning Annual Professional Development Conference | Professional learning | Scoop.it
For over fifteen years, Big Picture Learning has been on the forefront of re-defining education with amazing results. Their annual professional development conference Big Bang X showcased their model of deeper learning along with ...
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How to Twitter Effectively

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OECD concerns on education revolution - ABC Online

OECD concerns on education revolution - ABC Online | Professional learning | Scoop.it

In response to the OECD's report on Australian education, titled OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Australia released yesterday, the Commonwealth Education Minister, Peter...

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Working to Improve School Libraries (Jamaica)

Working to Improve School Libraries (Jamaica) | Professional learning | Scoop.it

Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Topics to be discussed include: 'Captivating students through humour'; 'Professional learning in the digital age'; '21 st Century librarianship in search of...

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Social & Workplace Learning through the 70:20:10 Lens - Internet ...

Social & Workplace Learning through the 70:20:10 Lens - Internet ... | Professional learning | Scoop.it
In fact, if a Martian had just arrived on Earth and strayed into a meeting of Learning and Development professionals or into a learning conference, or even picked up a professional journal, he would logically assume that these ....
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