New Badge for My Course

Northeastern University where I teach in the Masters of eLearning and Instructional Design has begun awarding badges to acknowledge specific skills or knowledge gained through the university’s credit-bearing, curriculum-based experiences. In a recent Forbes article, Tom Vander Ark noted that badges offered a better credential of learning, and that the pandemic had accelerated this shift… Read more New Badge for My Course

Verbs

Like many of you, I have been reading blog posts that summarized last year and looked forward to the new year.  “New Year Resolutions” are always kind of interesting, particularly since so few are kept! So I found Laura Blankenship’s post interesting, as she looked at the word “resolutions” itself – which flows from the… Read more Verbs

A Janus 2020 Look

Janus was an ancient Roman god of beginnings, transitions, time, passages, and endings.  He has two faces, as he always looks both at the past and the future.  The past year has certainly been a passage, with the global pandemic and the recent American elections…and as the year draws to a close, looking back and… Read more A Janus 2020 Look

My Own White Bias

Over the past six months, I have been teaching courses on social media and education technology against the backdrop of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the social unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd on May 25th.  In both tweets and posts, students have woven these two forces of change into our weekly topical… Read more My Own White Bias