Monday, August 31. 2015
Comments. We don't have them turned on here at Serendipity35 any more. We were pounded over and over with spammers and so we turned them off more than a year ago.
Thursday, August 27. 2015
New even smaller than mini- online certification programs are changing the pathways to entering some industries. At the annual Google I/O conference this year, Udacity unveiled its new Android Developer Nanodegree program. It was created in cooperation with Google as a program to provide software developers with the skills they need to build Android applications. It also provides a credential to prove to potential employers that they have those skills.
Monday, August 24. 2015
As I rehearsed a presentation on rubrics this past weekend for the Faculty Institute this week at NJIT, I reminded myself to stress formative assessment.
Friday, August 21. 2015
Student engagement has been a buzzworthy phrase for a few years. I'll agree for now with one definition that it occurs when "students make a psychological investment in learning. They try hard to learn what school offers. They take pride not simply in earning the formal indicators of success (grades), but in understanding the material and incorporating or internalizing it in their lives." I regularly see articles about how to engage students and many lists of resources, especiallly for K-12 teachers.
Thursday, August 20. 2015
It was announced this month that the Edcamp Foundation (a non-profit) has received a $2 million grant from the Gates Foundation. Edcamps are “unconferences” that bring together teachers, tech experts, entrepreneurs, and others in education. They have been going on since 2010 and have become a viral movement. In 2014, 225 Edcamps were held.
Tuesday, August 18. 2015
Last summer, Colorado State University, Indiana University, the University of Florida and the University of Michigan announced the formation of Unizin, a digital learning consortium and LMS. They said that they were calling on universities to “shape the future in ways that best serve the noble mission that is higher education.” The consortium planned to speak on topics related to digital education, including potential savings for members.
Monday, August 10. 2015
Justin Reich on Education Weekly has been blogging about what the last two years of MOOC research seems to tell us about how to improve the design of courses. Here is my bulleted list version:
Thursday, August 6. 2015
Tuesday, August 4. 2015
Mashable reports that Mozilla, the company behind the web browser Firefox, is accusing Microsoft of discouraging users from changing default applications in Windows 10 because it has changed the way to set preferred applications for Internet browsing, calendar and other apps.
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