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
I just finished reading Bharat Anand’s 2016 The Content Trap … recommended by one of my students – @SocialMediaCou3 – and I wished this book had crossed my radar 3 years ago! Yet, as we work our way through the pandemic and higher education’s response for the future, this book remains very relevant. Anand is… Read more The Content Trap
My good friend Enoch Hale asked me a question late last week that I have been contemplating ever since: “What are some good books to read regarding the future of Higher Education?” Good question…and at a deeper level, how do you differentiate between books that have the flawed (at least, I think flawed) assumption that… Read more The Future of Higher Education?
I joined Jeff Nugent and David McLeod for a final podcast for this Spring’s GRAD-602 class. For the past 15 weeks, we explored “Teaching, Learning and Technology” with our VCU Preparing Future Faculty students. We comment today on our perceptions about this class and the future they face in higher education. Give a listen! … Read more Developing Future Faculty
I have no real idea … just some notions, but I am lucky enough to be attending a neat retreat focused on just this question. I am attending a retreat hosted by the New Media Consortium, which publishes the Horizon Report annually. With well over one million downloads and 27 translations in the past ten… Read more What is the Future of Education?
Over the weekend, I started a little project that will last a LOOOONNNNGGGG time. My daughters have given me a scanner so that I might digitally scan some of the 2400+ 35mm slides that are sitting in storage up in the attic. Works great, though it takes 8 minutes to do 4 slides. (You do… Read more DIYU, Probably Not, But Use DIYU Resources, Definitely!