Easy Instructional Design Thinking: The Five Steps of ADDIE at a Glance
Collaboration / Design / Education / Instructional Design / Research

Easy Instructional Design Thinking: The Five Steps of ADDIE at a Glance

The last six weeks I’ve spent in the Silicon Valley have included a great deal of market research, examining which education companies are really innovating and growing.  I’m a bit hesitant to say it, but I’ve spent more time lately reading-up-on and evaluating tools than development processes.   Some amazingly-slick tool, app or platform is … Continue reading

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

eBooks / Education / eLearning / Instructional Design

CK-12: A Free Electronic Textbook Building Platform

After attending ISTE 2012 in San Diego at the end of June, I made plans to meet with the folks down at CK-12, the non-profit organization developing a free textbook builder. Before you run from the word “free,” keep in mind that this is different.  No gimmicks, no subscriptions, and nothing expected in return. Browse … Continue reading

Badges / Conference / Education / eLearning / Instructional Design / Open Educational Resources

Finding Inspiration: Badges for Education and Learning

“They symbolize the adventure of the out-of-doors and achievement in skill and service. They stand for qualities of personality, character, and leadership. They are not awards for competition…The Insignia are recognition of achievement by the individual in meeting fixed standards. They will serve to inspire him toward further achievement in Scouting.” -Boy Scouts of America … Continue reading

Badges / Design / eLearning / Instructional Design / Marketing / Web Design Tools

The Noun Project – Free Icons for Badges, Web, and other Media!

With all this talk of Mozilla Open Badges, I thought it necessary to share a neat resource I found for free icon images.  The Noun Project is a really great website for obtaining vector (scalable) images for use in all sorts of publications and media, including creating your own badges. Here’s a sneak peak at … Continue reading