Badges and Education Curriculum: They Can’t Not Be Together
Badges / Education / Higher Education / Instructional Design / Open Educational Resources / Professional Development

Badges and Education Curriculum: They Can’t Not Be Together

A quick preface: Although I’m a huge supporter of badges, the system at large is still very much under development.  These thoughts stem from my own understanding and experience with badges, which is changing by the day.  Check it out. So when people think of badges, I tell them about microcredentials.  And I tell them … Continue reading

Classrooms / Design / Higher Education / Open Educational Resources

Do You Fear Open Educational Resources? That’s Silly.

There is much fear and doubt about how open educational resources (MOOCs, open textbooks, and much much more) will affect the ability of institutions of higher learning to maintain enrollment.  Specifically, will the expansion of MOOCs directly impact the ability for universities to attract students?  Will colleges and universities be forced to work with ever-shrinking … Continue reading

Open Badges: Want to Make Your Own Badges by Hand? Here’s How.
Badges / Higher Education / Open Source

Open Badges: Want to Make Your Own Badges by Hand? Here’s How.

After doing quite a bit of research into Mozilla’s Open Badge Project, I took it upon myself to try to make a badge by hand.  What about using the Issuer API?  Wouldn’t that be simpler?  Well, not really. I’ll be the first to admit that my programming skills are, um…being developed.  And by developed, I … Continue reading

Badges / Education / eLearning / Higher Education / Open Educational Resources / Open Source

Ubuntu, Open Courses, and Open Badges: Three Ways the Open Source Community is improving Education

For weeks now I’ve been drafting a post about how the Open Source Community is making big strides in helping support and expand the reach of education.  The latest news about MIT’s announcement of edX developing an open-source learning management system has tipped me over the edge and it’s time I share three ways in … Continue reading

Conference / Education / eLearning / Higher Education

Capstone Project Complete: Designing & Evaluating a Resource Site for Distance Educators

This has been a crazy year at the University of Hawaii, but my time is coming to an end.  This morning I submitted my PowerPoint slides for my presentation in the TCC Worldwide Educational Technology Conference which I will give on Tuesday.  PowerPoint, you say?  Yeah…the online classroom platform (BlackBoard Collaborate) can’t handle a Prezi. … Continue reading