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

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Gaining Momentum: Badges in Education at ISTE 2012 San Diego, CA

I was afraid that I had turned into a broken record. I couldn’t have been more wrong. When I tell people that I’m not currently working full time, for anyone, the question that follows is usually, “well, what are you doing then?”  Simple enough.  I tell them that I am spreading the word about badges, … Continue reading

eLearning / Open Source / Professional Development

Like Cool Awards? I do too! Mozilla’s Open Badge Project

What is Mozilla’s Open Badge Project? The people behind Firefox, Thunderbird, and other open-source applications, have a neat thing going with the Open Badge Project.  This project focuses on a framework for issuing “badges” of achievement that users/learners can take with them, issued by a club, group, or team.  Users collect badges, keeping them in … Continue reading

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5 Tips for making your ePortfolio get noticed by Employers

Making your ePortfolio can seem like a stressful process, but these five tips will help you put together an ePortfolio that colleagues will respect and you’ll be proud to point employers to!  Let’s begin… 1) Start with a theme that fits your needs A free account is a simple way to get your ePorfolio moving.  Sure, … Continue reading

Working with Google Sites
Instructional Design / Professional Development / Web 2.0 Tools / Web Design Tools

Working with Google Sites

Over the past few years I have worked with a variety of web building programs and am now starting to get into content management systems (CMS’s) like and Drupal.  For a current project at work, my department is using Google Sites t create a website for students at UH,particularly online students. As a WYSIWYG … Continue reading