This week we look at Pedagogy & Assessment with particular emphasis on digital Badges as tools to support & document learning and make it portable. Unlike a line in a resume that leaves the content at the university, a badge carries the content with the student.
I joined the FutureED meetup at Virtual Tufts in SL today and discussed the course with Roland Legrand, Robin Heyden, Stylianos Ling, and Beth Ghostraven.
For the 2nd 3 weeks of FutureED we turn from the history to the future of Higher Ed and begin our list of 10+1 ways to shift the paradigm of higher ed.
A beautiful, forward looking document, the Draft of our Course Constitution is still saddled with vestiges of 20th century baggage. Here are 5 suggestions to make it a living document for the 21st century.
FutureEd constitutes an experiment in collaborative learning. Together, we commit ourselves to iteratively identifying, evaluating, creating, rethinking, and building solutions to [mostly] higher educational challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for all of us in the 21st century.
For me the day it all changed was 6 August 1991 when Tim Berners-Lee posted the 1st web page. Course instructor Cathy N. Davidson seems paradoxically uninterested in Berners-Lee’s insight and prefers to focus on 22 April 1993, the day the Mosaic web browser was released. Either way, for about 22 years the world has been a different place, and we’re taking this course today to think about how education can catch up.
I’m taking a MOOC from educational visionary Cathy N. Davidson, former Duke University Vice-Provost and co-founder of HASTAC. Wk 1: 4 Information Ages: Writing,
Moveable Type, Mass Printing, Internet. Wk 2: Industrial Revolution & education as we know it today.