Open digital badges are now entering their second decade. Wow.
To recognize and reflect on the moment, the great Connie Yowell and Sheryl Grant are collaborating on a panel at an upcoming conference. In preparation, Sheryl put out a survey inviting digital badge practitioners to respond. After typing enough to cause actual suffering to her Google Form, I decided to copy my own replies to two of her questions into this post:
Tackle any dimension of this question that matters to you: What kind of impact have open digital badges had? Consider focusing on dimensions like: What aspects of open…
Planet Money is a podcast that we can file under Economics Journalism. But it stands out because unlike most reporting on economics that’s directed at and created for industry insiders, this is aimed at the masses. The show posits that economics touches on pretty much every single aspect of our daily lives, and seeks to tell entertaining and accessible stories that highlight economics at work.
Stories range from those with clear economic connections like buying a car or attending a concert, to less obvious economic workings, such as how to lay out a restaurant or irrational decision making as explained…
Can you imagine how cool it would be if you lived in Greenwich Village in the late 1960s and were one of the people hanging out in The Back Room, standing next to Patti Smith and David Bowie, watching Lou Reed and The Velvet Underground rock out?
And that’s how cool I picture it being for people hanging out at MozFest in 2013, huddled together in the designated area for Digital Badge Credential Nerds. But I can only imagine.
The 2020 Badge Summit is less than two months away. Between great content, opportunities to connect with other passionate thinkers and doers, and the move to a virtual conference, there’s a lot to be excited about.
But when it comes to reasons to get pumped, this year’s keynote speaker, Odelia Younge, is on a whole other level.
Odelia is the Director of Micro-credentials at Digital Promise, where she has had the opportunity to collaborate with more than 50 organizations to support the development and implementation of their digital badge credential efforts. …
Come and play with us! In this Parlour Game, you have a playlist of 3 podcast episodes, all connected by one invisible thread.
Playing along is simple:
Listen to the episodes (in this case, the order doesn’t matter)
Hypothesize on what you think the connection is and write a response post.
There are no wrong answers. The connections you draw will probably be totally different than what the game’s author intended…which is the point and the delight in the Parlour Game.
This edition of the game is a playlist that features bookstore employees, famous musicians, a not-so-famous musician…
It’s April, 2020, and the world is in the grips of a global pandemic. We are isolated. We are distanced. And we are striving for connection. Annual events like National Poetry Month exist to bring us together, quilting our shared affinities into a lovely whole.
This year may be the year when we need the social quilting more than ever. And podcast producers are here for us. What follows are three poetry podcast recommendations (plus two bonus picks) to get celebrating, or at least connecting:
I am excited to share that the (now virtual) 2020 Badge Summit show will go on! While this is a whole new experience to learn about and plan for, we are enthusiastic about continuing to be a platform for the best possible learning, sharing, and connecting about changing the world with digital credentials.
In particular, there will be a focused effort on the connecting. …
Like many producers, the Radiolab podcast is having to adapt its content creation during this time of social distancing. But Radiolab being Radiolab, the reporters are — intellectually speaking — doing the opposite of distancing themselves and instead intimately exploring Covid-19 from a variety of perspectives and lenses.
They are calling these episodes Dispatches and releasing them as a numbered series (Dispatch 1, Dispatch 2, etc). Though numbered, the episodes so far have been episodic, not serial in nature.
It began with a tweet: “EVERY DAY IS IGNAZ SEMMELWEIS DAY.”
The episode Dispatch 2 kicks off with host Jad Abumrad…
Here we are. This is our current reality.
And reality has gotten very, very real.
Millions of Teachers and Learners have been thrust into a situation none of us asked for or dreamt possible. Whatever name we give to this new context (distance learning or remote learning or online classes or…), it’s a big change.
Teachers are learning how to teach. Learners are learning how to learn. And we’re all doing this in real time, together.
As different as this approach to Teaching & Learning is from face-to-face classes, one of the factors that remains the same is the importance…