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Is your student 'competent'? A new education yardstick takes the measure.

Is your student 'competent'? A new education yardstick takes the measure. | Education | Scoop.it
A new learning regimen requires pupils to show proficiency in 'core competencies' for each subject – with no exceptions. It's called competency-based education. Here's who's trying it and what it entails.
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Interesting use of portfolios and other means to demonstrate competencies.  This would connect well to the work being done with Open Badges.

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Colleges need to emphasize learning over credentials (essay) | Inside Higher Ed

Colleges need to emphasize learning over credentials (essay) | Inside Higher Ed | Education | Scoop.it

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How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write?

How Do Tech Tools Affect the Way Students Write? | Education | Scoop.it
For many current middle and high school students, writing takes shape in all kinds of forms. They send texts, write on social media sites, update their own bl
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Badging in the Classroom--Our Definitive Guide -- THE Journal

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Badging in the Classroom--Our Definitive Guide -- THE Journal | Education | Scoop.it
With new programs and standards emerging, digital badges are helping students prove what they've learned in--and outside--school.
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Good overview of the various pilots and work being done with badging in K-12.

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Badges - New Currency for Professional Credentials (MOOC)

Badges - New Currency for Professional Credentials (MOOC) | Education | Scoop.it

WCET, The Mozilla Foundation, Blackboard, Inc., and Sage Road Solutions LLC seek to convene and moderate an international discussion on the role of badges as a new currency of exchange for high value, post-secondary credentials for the new workforce. Using a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) format for this highly collaborative discussion, we will explore the ecosystem for a new credential economy based on badges and surface aspects of what would be required to adopt such an approach


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President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success Through Open Badges | HASTAC

President Clinton Announces Commitment to Create New Pathways to College and Career Success Through Open Badges | HASTAC | Education | Scoop.it

Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, an annual event of the Clinton Global Initiative that seeks innovative solutions for economic recovery, Clinton said three partners – the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and HASTAC – have created the commitment to Open Badges. Outreach and technical assistance will be provided to help employers and universities across the country incorporate Open Badges in hiring, promotions, admissions, and credit over the next three years.


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Open Badges are a way to demonstrate specific skills and competencies that could even replace a traditional university degree.  Interesting that Clinton is now behind this project.

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Cath Ellis's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:50 PM

Amazing

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 1, 2013 11:11 AM

Would this work in middle and high school?  I have so many students who would, at least initially, be motivated to work online to earn badges.  I foresee issues of authentication of work, but there is something worth exploring here.

Dixie Conner's comment, July 2, 2013 1:21 PM
Yes, this would definitely work in all levels of education. K-12 and adult.
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Want an MBA From Yale? You're Going to Need Emotional Intelligence

Want an MBA From Yale? You're Going to Need Emotional Intelligence | Education | Scoop.it
Yale is planning to test MBAs on how well they deal with emotions. The goal: to build better leaders
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A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills

A global look at pedagogies for 21st century skills | Education | Scoop.it

Disconnects between policy mandates/supports and desired practice were found in most of the schools and all of the systems in our sample. For example, teachers were often being asked to innovate while being incented and judged solely by measures of the facts that students had acquired through traditional means, or given ICT to use without related curricular materials and models for ways to use it powerfully and effectively in subject matter learning. It was rare that teachers experienced standards, curriculum, professional development, assessments, and incentives that all aligned to support the development of students’ 21st century skills.


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Hua Hoong Chia's curator insight, June 25, 2013 10:01 AM

so true!

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 7:26 PM

Many clear points within the article...Education is messy.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:18 PM

It is not the desired practice which is disconnected, but more an issue of did policy makers actually go into classrooms and have conversations with teachers.

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6 Types of Blended Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.

That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning." Terry Heick

 

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:20 AM

This has been cross posted in Innovation and in the Agile Learning curation stream, with over 250 comments.  It has garnered quite the attention this past month!  


~  Deb

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 2, 2015 6:07 AM

Intéressant de voir des initiatives l'un à côté de l'autre. Un bon résumé de quelques possibilités.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 3, 2015 5:48 AM

Thanks!

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21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020

21 Things That Will Be Obsolete by 2020 | Education | Scoop.it
Flickr: Corey Leopold Inspired by Sandy Speicher's vision of the designed school day of the future, reader Shelly Blake-Plock shared his own predictions
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Some interesting predictions here on the future of Education.

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Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors

Why Teachers Should Be Trained Like Actors | Education | Scoop.it
Teaching is a lot like acting, a high-energy, performance profession that requires a person to act as a role model. But when teachers go through training and professional development, the performance aspect of the job is rarely emphasized or taught.
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I think it's an interesting point that the performance aspect of teaching is not emphasized or taught in most training and development.  It's one thing to know theoretically what to do, and another to be successful doing it.

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How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology

How Badges Really Work in Higher Education -- Campus Technology | Education | Scoop.it
Digital badge initiatives at colleges and universities across the country are challenging assumptions about learning and assessment.

 

In 2011, as the University of California, Davis added a new major in sustainable agriculture and food systems, it sought to create a curriculum that would help students develop competencies for addressing the environmental, social, and economic challenges involving agriculture.

 

Because much of the work takes place outside the classroom, administrators wanted students to create their own portfolios where they could demonstrate all types of learning and activities. "This seemed to match well with digital badges," says Joanna Normoyle, internship coordinator and undergraduate adviser for UC-Davis' Agricultural Sustainability Institute (ASI). "We want to help students organize their thinking about their different learning experiences and tell their story. It seemed to us that badges could help take something that is highly abstract and concretize it."


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Blackboard Partners with Mozilla to Support Use of Digital Badges

Blackboard Partners with Mozilla to Support Use of Digital Badges | Education | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard has partnered with Mozilla, an industry leader in promoting openness on the Internet, to support broader use of digital badges and credentials in education. With the partnership, students and faculty can use Open Badges to promote their achievements within Blackboard Learn™ courses and across the Web using Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure, the most widely used format and only open and shared technical standard for badging and credentialing.

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Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video

Nik's QuickShout: Downloading Online video | Education | Scoop.it

iDesktop.tv provides a really useful and user friendly service for anyone who wants to use video clips from sources like YouTube, but doesn't want their students looking around at anything unsuitable, or for anyone who has ever found a really useful clip, only to go back later and find it has moved or been removed.


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Ken Tyler's curator insight, August 9, 2013 8:50 AM

The future of learning requires us to have the tools and the skills of connectivity and collaboration whereby we maintain streaming sources of very relevant and rapidly processable information. This appears to be one of these tools...

Martha Schade's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:20 AM

A great way to download videos from youtube... have a try with some of our training videos! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRqKz70lAgo

 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 23, 2013 9:44 AM

Use it to download videos from YouTube and other online video sites.  Great tool!

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Big 10 provosts question partnerships with ed tech companies | Inside Higher Ed

Big 10 provosts question partnerships with ed tech companies | Inside Higher Ed | Education | Scoop.it

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Interesting that these schools are thinking of building their own solution rather than partnering with Coursera or Udacity or other online platform providers.

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The University Unbound: Transforming Higher Education

The University Unbound: Transforming Higher Education | Education | Scoop.it
It is time to consider a redesign of the university system in a way that takes advantage of recent Internet technology developments and addresses some of the social and economic problems surrounding higher education.

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Peter Bryant's curator insight, June 20, 2013 6:00 AM

a nice intervention in the ongoing debate