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Recommendations for games and gaming at LRS

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th March 2015

Gaming and Gamification in academic and library settings (paper) Based on the literature regarding games, gaming, gamification, game-based learning, and serious games, several clear trends emerge: Gaming and gamification in the sense of game-based learning is about using games and game-like tactics in the education process, for greater engagement and better learning outcomes. However, this […]

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Assessment

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 18th March 2015

Pls have a link to the PDF file edutopia-dl-finley-53-ways-to-check-understanding Here some opinions from the comments section: Dr. Tom Mawhinney Touro College professor teaching graduate education courses Formative assessments are only good if you use them to alter your teaching or for students to adjust their learning. Too often, I’ve seen exit tickets used and nothing […]

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electronic portfolio: resources

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th October 2014

ePortfolio for the Assessment of Learning  http://www.futured.com/documents/FuturEdePortfolioforAssessmentWhitePaper.pdf http://www.myefolio.com/ http://chalkandwire.com/index.php/product A Survey of the Electronic Portfolio Market Sector: Analysis and Surprising Trends http://campustechnology.com/articles/2011/10/12/a-survey-of-the-electronic-portfolio-market-sector.aspx FolioTek, Columbia, Missouri, ePortfolio launch in 2001. Sells in U.S. with interest in expanding globally. Livetext, LaGrange, IL, founded in 1998. New product: Field Experience Module. Smart phone app: iPad, iPhone, Android. Mostly U.S., […]

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BYOD toolchest: 51 teaching and learning tools for mobile devices

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 22nd June 2014

The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now) http://www.edutopia.org/blog/the-epic-byod-toolchest-vicki-davis Formative Assessment Socrative: Google Forms: Kaizena: 15 Best Google Add-Ons. Screencasting and Capturing What Happens in Class Screencastomatic: Camtasia: Explain Everything: Swivl: Content-Sharing Platforms Sophia: Nudged along by my friend Todd Nesloney, I use Sophia for my computer applications instruction and am very pleased with the […]

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Digital Badges Gain Traction in Higher Education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 29th March 2014

Digital Badges Gain Traction in Higher Education http://edtechtimes.com/2014/03/28/digital-badges-gain-traction-higher-education/ Universities are beginning to look into digital badges for their students to show the many varied skills students learn that cannot be shown on a diploma. Badges use free software, which according to Mozilla, means “any organization can create, issue and verify digital badges, and any user […]

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rubrics for assessment

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 31st December 2013

http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/profdev/rubrics.cfm#web2 A collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, cooperative learning, research process/ report, PowerPoint, podcast, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other web 2.0 projects.

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Definitions and information on blended learning: outcomes, assessment, etc.

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 16th October 2013

On Tuesday, October 15, 2013, Patrice Torcivia Prusko wrote: Sloan defines blended as anywhere between 30-79% online, so there is a pretty wide range. (I attached a document with the reference). The following are from a Blended Workshop I attended by Dr. Norman Vaughan https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZbe8xi-ckHjkkgJzEMKDB_JC2pNA4eFt2ZY7_vlp3Q/edit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ky_AEciMmKdbftEymD0lsZglX0uhA-DhPsMaXwvJOrI/edit More information on BL: basic definition : via YouTube http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UM_Y2NSJcmE […]

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