U Massachusetts Launches its First Online Badge Program
By Joshua Bolkan, 03/17/16
The University of Massachusetts’ online consortium, UMassOnline, has launched its first non-credit badge program.
Teaching with Call of Duty, World of Warcraft Subject of New Penn State Course
By Dian Schaffhauser, 03/18/16
“Gaming 2 Learn,” part of Learning Design & Tech, is being offered online to current and future educators through the university’s World Campus. Instructor Ali Carr-Chellman, who once published an article on the Huffington Post titled, “We Need More Games in Schools,”
Students who participate in the course will do a project in which they pick a commercial game and describe how it integrates with their chosen content area. They also need to watch kids play their favorite games and play alongside them, then reflect on those experiences.
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