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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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Do student evaluations measure teaching effectiveness?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th February 2014

Do student evaluations measure teaching effectiveness?Manager’s Choice Mauricio Vasquez, Ph.D.Assistant Professor in MISTop Contributor Higher Education institutions use course evaluations for a variety of purposes. They factor in retention analysis for adjuncts, tenure approval or rejection for full-time professors, even in salary bonuses and raises. But, are the results of course evaluations an objective measure [...]

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