Digital Badges for Educational Achievement

Web Courseworks

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.

3 Trends of Digital Education

LearnDash

Digital content delivery is opening new possibilities in education. But how do you define digital education? Digital Content - Textbooks today are going digital, and the sale of digital textbooks is expected to rapidly grow over the next decade.

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7 Characteristics Of A Digital Mindset

Learnnovators

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. The power of digital is transformative.

Digital capabilities and curiosity

Learning with e's

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.

Digital reflections

Learning with e's

My last post was about integrating technologies into education. This could be a conversation, an image or video, or some other digital artefact. At the highest level of manipulation are reflection technologies - or digital reflection mechanisms, to use Kirk and Pitches'' terminology.

Content Curation & Association Education Strategy

Web Courseworks

National associations or “communities of practice” have been in the business of content curation for many years: publishing journals, books containing the community’s body of knowledge, and face to face educational sessions. Maybe not, but the Internet and its astonishing volumes of information published daily has created the need for digital curation. To be sure, associations have digital strategies related to curating content and delivering what is important for its members.

Remix culture and education

Learning with e's

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. One of the most widespread examples of digital remix is Wikipedia.

Digital classrooms

Learning with e's

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.

Making sense of digital

Learning with e's

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.

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

Administrate

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.

Digital habitus

Learning with e's

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? Does the digital trail we leave online represent any part of our real lives?

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 3 determinants of digital influence.

Our Digital Future 2: Smart clothing

Learning with e's

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?

What Millennials Want from Member Education

Association eLearning

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).

Can we teach digital literacies?

Learning with e's

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.

"Digital Mindset": What is it All About?

ID Reflections

"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.

Manage Cognitive Load in Digital Learning

B Online Learning

When thinking about digital learning, our cognitive architecture looks like this: So, let’s look at some things you can do to manage cognitive load in digital learning and help the learning process. Educational Psychologist, 38(1), 43-52.

Why Digital Badges are the Future of Association Education

WBT Systems

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 Should Provide Value and Benefit to Members.

Constructing learning in the digital age

Learning with e's

The idea of discovery learning also originates with Piaget, and has provided some powerful, but at times contentious pedagogical practices in primary education. constuctivism discovery learning education hypertext learning rhizomatic learning scaffoding Technology theiry ZPD

The Digital Disruption of Corporate Learning

Your Training Edge

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]. Additionally, exploring the disruption that has been caused by this digital wave and the way it is influencing the businesses.

“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.

How to Become a Digital CLO

CLO Magazine

While giving employees access to technology-enabled content is a vital step in educating a global workforce, time for reflection and an opportunity to practice what’s been learned are also key if learning is going stick. Homepage Top Story - Right Column Technology digital CLO engagement LMS

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Our digital future 4: Pervasive computing

Learning with e's

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. But how might pervasive computing be used in education? A few years ago I presented a keynote for the Reform Symposium.

Analysis: Culture the Key to Digital Skills Disruption

CLO Magazine

Interactive software, digital chalkboards, virtual reality, gaming programs — the list goes on. While primary education enables students to gain the skills to prepare for success in the traditional workplace, what about the digital workplace?

The Time Has Come – Digital Learning

eLearning 24-7

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.

Online Versus Traditional Education

LearnDash

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. In fact, these strategies are so common today that one might say they are now part of the ‘traditional’ education model.

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.

Designing a Digital Future: Presentation Resources

Kapp Notes

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. Educational Games for the Classroom.

What digital literacies?

Learning with e's

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. Below are the digital literacies I have identified.

Distributed digital identity

Learning with e's

His mention of the Substrate-Autonomous Person got me thinking about what possible applications should could have for education in the future. Selfies and simple avatars are merely the beginning of this digital identity transformation.

Connected educators

Learning with e's

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.

How To Design a Digital Badge Strategy

WBT Systems

Digital Badges are a part of these changes and are set to make a big impact on education and certification programs in 2017. Associations and other professional training organizations are uniquely poised to lead change in education programs of the future. Education, E.

INFOGRAPHIC: If Learning Was Water

Learnnovators

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.