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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.

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.

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. for the digital age 4 “SOMETIMES, PEOPLE JUST.

Digital me, digital you

Learning with e's

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

"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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Digital age assessment

Learning with e's

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.

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 Associations Bridge the Skills Gap With Digital Badges

Talented Learning

In the past, they achieved this in part by selling continuing education content to members, either directly or indirectly through conferences and forums. These diverse entities all sell accredited continuing education content — and they’re starting to make a dent in the U.S.

What is digital learning?

Learning with e's

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. How would you define digital learning? Photo by Derek Bruff What is digital learning?

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. Department of Education: Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education.