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Action-Oriented eLearning with the Humble WebQuest

One challenge about creating reusable eLearning content is that designers often fall back into the “tell and test” methodology, creating a passive learning experience for students. This often looks like packaged PowerPoints or readings that students are expected to click through and answer comprehension questions

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How Open Badges Can Promote Student Motivation

When we ask “why offer Mozilla Open Badges in education?”, the answer often comes back “to motivate students”. When we ask “how exactly does that work?” — well, uh, it seems people have differing ideas. I think that many people take it as an article of

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Having Hard Conversations in Your Personal Learning Network

In Response to Tom Whitby’s The What and Why of a Professional Learning Network, and Paul Moss’ Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future. The great thing about Personal Learning Networks is that you form a breezy, fluid relationship with people you respect and admire,

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10 Reasons I’m Committed to Android in Education

I may be a zealot proponent for open source software, but I don’t think that clouds my judgement when I say that Android is a great platform for education. Whether you’re using it for simple reading, writing, and multimedia or digging into the more advanced

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Badges?!? Do We Need Any Stinking Badges?!??

This post was originally written as a response to Kyle M. Jones’ posting on TheCorkboard.org entitled “Digital Learning and Badges“ in which he calls for greater discussion around using “badges” to certify student learning online. Here is my response: Everything I’ve heard is that badges