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Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

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The result: helping people of all ages gain and display 21st century skills and unlock new career and educational opportunities. If you’re an association education or technology director, you might be intrigued by the possibility of bringing badges to your members. 1] Digital badge issuers aren’t regulated now, but they could be in the future. Is Your Organization Ready?

3 Trends of Digital Education

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Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. But how do you define digital education? I suppose there could be a variety of defining figures, but there are three trends in particular that the digital education trend brings to the traditional teaching methodology – all improve learning outcomes. of textbook sales.

7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

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The digital five forces – Social Media, Big Data, Mobility and Pervasive Computing, Cloud, and AI and Robotics – are disintermediating, disrupting and deconstructing the old world order. Dealing with this mega disruption calls for a digital mindset, which is not equal to tech savviness or the ability to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with ease. Growth Mindset. Agile Approach.

Digital capabilities and curiosity

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Our opening keynote Helen Beetham talked about digital capabilities, which is becoming a well trodden phrase in higher education. Helen said that digital capability is the capacity to thrive in digital environments. Again, this is something that all educators should be aware of. It's not as simple as that, but engaging teaching usually motivates and inspires.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

digital age Page 23 5 Up-skill for. a digital blizzard. We spoke to the Digital Learning Manager at a large. taking a good look into the "digital blizzard" of new. by the digital blizzard as in previous. Download educational apps, try out VR in a shop or watch a tablet being used at. for the digital age 4 “SOMETIMES, PEOPLE JUST. KNOWING AND DOING.

Education, schooling and the digital age

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Education and schooling are not the same thing. Education is where learning is personalised and unique to the individual. A paradigm shift is happening in the world of education, and it is tearing away at the fabric of traditional schooling. Co-production of knowledge is emerging as a new model for learning in the digital age. All it needs is enthusiasm and opportunity.

Digital me, digital you

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All of these activities leave behind a trail, a digital footprint, a record of where we have been and what we have done. More significantly, in psychological terms, we are developing our personal digital presences, and modifying our digital profiles. Clearly, digital identity is a complex proposition to talk about. Unported License.

Digital reflections

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My last post was about integrating technologies into education. This could be a conversation, an image or video, or some other digital artefact. At a little higher up in the manipulation spectrum are archive technologies , which can be used to store, organise and document the digital artefacts that have been previously captured. and Pinterest. Reference Kirk, C. and Pitches, J.

Remix culture and education

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In my last blog post I illustrated a new model of digital literacies in the context of age of remix. Since then, several have asked me what I mean by remix culture, and how it applies to education. In the digital age, where many have access to the participatory web such as social media, it is easier than ever to remix and mashup content. It is always a work in progress.

Making sense of digital

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Our most recent #EDENchat focused on digital competencies and digital literacies, and the conversation was dynamic and fast moving. I have already written extensively about digital literacies and have presented several keynotes at international conferences where it features heavily. Related posts What digital literacies? The full schedule of #EDENchats is here.

Digital classrooms

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A few years ago Peter John and I wrote a book entitled 'The Digital Classroom'. Everyone in the world of education it seems, has an interest in how technology is going to influence what we do in the classroom. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future.

Digital habitus

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Education has been described as the social transmission of this learning to younger generations. So what of our habitual use of digital media? Do these constitute a digital habitus? When we observe our digital representations, our lives portrayed on screen, and our ideas played out in a virtual simulacrum of reality, what do we see? Unported License.

Our Digital Future 2: Smart clothing

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The Internet of Things , when it arrives (and some would claim it is already here) will introduce a new global digital infrastructure that features, among other things, ubiquitous sensors. More importantly, how will educators exploit the potential of these new garments? I predict this will be slow in coming, because education systems are notoriously conservative.

The nature of digital influence

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The emergence of digital influence. In today’s world of the interwebs, one of the primary vehicles of influence is social media – hence the adjective digital. I find digital influence intriguing because of its scalability. The subjective measurement of digital influence. The next obvious question, then, is how to measure digital influence?

"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?

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"Digital mindset" seems to have become another buzzword--rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise--whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. This post is an attempt to distill some of the skills/attitude/knowledge that possibly make up the "digital mindset".

Constructing learning in the digital age

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The idea of discovery learning also originates with Piaget, and has provided some powerful, but at times contentious pedagogical practices in primary education. Learners with digital technology can discover for themselves, and drive their own learning, but it will be less structured than formal educational processes. Unported License.

Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

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It was a distinct honour to be invited to keynote, and I spoke on one of my favourite (and probably most dangerous) of topics - the future of education. In my slides (which as I write have topped 110,000 views on SlideShare) I mention the four trends that have been recognised in educational technology in the last 30 years. But how might pervasive computing be used in education?

The Digital Disruption of Corporate Learning

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In 2014, the Association of Learning Technologies conducted its annual conference ALTC with title “Riding Giants: How to educate and innovate ahead of waves” [1]. The digital wave disruption of corporate learning that has been taking place since last couple of decades is clearly supporting the conclusion the conference came up with. What do these all point towards? 1] [link]. [2]

The Time Has Come – Digital Learning

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Heck it is still today, but that time… Digital Learning. Technological advances: Virtual Reality is coming, well in a sense for some places in higher education and even corporate (lucky folks who get to have it), it is either here or on its way in just a few months. Reading ebooks, digital interactive textbooks both of which can be used offline too. To me, though its potential is a few years away for a total impact into what I now see as the digital learning industry. Under digital learning. Digital learning. Digital learning. Robots.

Can we teach digital literacies?

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We are at the mercy of the curriculum of our time, and also the whims of the teaching staff who were in charge of our education. Public money funds the systems, so they feel it is their right (as democratically elected representatives of the public) to manage the education of the population. The term ''digital literacies'' is a relatively recent addition to our vocabulary.

“Digital Mindset”: What Is It All About?

Learnnovators

Digital mindset” seems to have become another buzzword–rather buzz-phrase to be grammatically precise–whenever the conversation (online or offline) veers toward social business, social learning, collaboration, and other 21st Century phenomenon in general. A “digital mindset” is not about using technology alone although that is a large part of it.

What Millennials Want from Member Education

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What type of education offerings does the incoming generation want and how is what they want different from other generations? At first, my computer only included educational games (my mom was a bit of a hippie and opposed the violent and competitive games my friends were playing). There are many perspectives on what Millennials want out of their online education experience.

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

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Why are Digital Badges the future of Association Education? Association members use their professional social networks, curated feeds, and a myriad of other digital channels to enhance their professional skills. Digital Badges, and by extension Open Badges , are a part of these changes. Digital Badges Should Provide Value and Benefit to Members. Publish Badges.

The Roadmap From ‘Digital Immigrants’ to ‘Digital Natives’

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Nearly 15 years ago, educational thought-leader Marc Prensky wrote, in a piece on ‘Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants‘: “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” This statement was apt in 2001 and with technology’s rapid development, it’s perhaps even more valid for many of today’s ‘digital learners’ Read More Published on September 8, 2016. All Training Tips

The nature of digital influence

E-Learning Provocateur

The emergence of digital influence. In today’s world of the interwebs, one of the primary vehicles of influence is social media – hence the adjective digital. I find digital influence intriguing because of its scalability. The subjective measurement of digital influence. The next obvious question, then, is how to measure digital influence? To me, digital influence can be measured either subjectively or objectively. There wouldn’t be too many of these types among educated professionals… right? Maybe, indirectly.

Designing a Digital Future: Presentation Resources

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Here are resources from my talk at The Pennsylvania College of Technology for their workshop “Designing a Digital Future” Combining Art, Creativity and Industrial Simulations: Game-Based Tools for Learning and Instruction. The implications for education, especially in manufacturing could be huge. Educational Games for the Classroom. Nobel Prize Educational Games.

Online Versus Traditional Education

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If you were to look at the educational landscape only 15 to 20 years ago then it would look a lot different than it does today. It isn’t uncommon to see school learning management systems, flipped classrooms , online testing, mandatory online forum participation, badges & gamification, online assignments, and other digital components. elearning online learning

Distributed digital identity

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His mention of the Substrate-Autonomous Person got me thinking about what possible applications should could have for education in the future. So, for a biospheric environment, the person would use a biological body, for the Metaverse, a person would use an avatar, and for virtual reality, the person would use a digital form. Blended forms of traditional and remote education followed.

What digital literacies?

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In June this year I presented a keynote speech at Middlesex University entitled Digital Tribes and the Social Web. One of the themes I developed during my speech was around the concept of new digital literacies. My argument is that new media and new opportunities for learning trhough digital technologies requires new literacies.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

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Digital Badges are a part of these changes and are set to make a big impact on education and certification programs in 2017. A flexible, structured Digital Badge Strategy applied to your planned and existing online learning programs will help to validate your badging initiative – ensuring that you meet your learning and organisational goals. Education, E. Figure 1.

Are Online Courses as Effective as In-Person Education?

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On one hand, the rapid growth of Internet technologies has seen a corresponding growth in online education. This was the 13th consecutive year to record continual growth in students embracing online education. On the other hand, that same study concluded that only about 30% of faculty accepted the “…value and legitimacy of online education.” And there lies the dichotomy!

Podcast: All About Digital Badges

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Hear Jon and Andy Interviewed About Digital Badges for Learning Professionals on the eLearning Coach Podcast! Andy Hicken and I sure had a fun, interesting discussion about digital badges, microcredentialing, and more with Connie Malamed of the eLearning Coach podcast. We get into the educational (and psychological!) link]. Innovation in Learning Managing eLearning

INFOGRAPHIC: If Learning Was Water

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Arun Pradhan has over 17 years’ experience in digital and blended learning. Learning 101 with a quick, slightly soggy, metaphor. x—–x—–x—–x—–x. Designed by our Guest Blogger, Arun Pradhan. In his spare time Arun blogs about learning, performance and 70:20:10 solutions at Design4Performance. Published on 04-May-2016.

Digital age assessment

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If students are relying increasingly on digital technology to connect them with content, peers and tutors, and to facilitate new, distributed forms of learning, then we should endeavour to assess the learning they achieve in a relevant manner. assessment Change digital pedagogy education learning new roles teacher roles teaching Technology This is an important point.

Connected educators

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Are you a connected educator? Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) has a lot to say about the connected educator. Connected educators know that in doing this they become global educators, with their content being amplified across a worldwide community of practice. On the #authorspeak Twitter hashtag today there was a lot of commentary about connected educators.

What is digital learning?

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Over the next two weeks I''m in New Zealand, doing a series of keynote presentations to teachers on the future of education and technology supported learning. Two of the questions and my responses are below, but I wanted to elaborate, so here is a more complete response (my additional comments are in italics): What excites you about technology in education? Learning is learning.