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If You Are A Learning Architect (#xAPI) (6)

If you are a learning architect, how will you design an ideal learning experience? Leveraging ubiquitous technologies for learning opportunities anytime, anywhere => you need “Mobile Learning” or “Seamless Learning” Learning-on-demand, Just-In-Time, and Just-For-Me => you need “Performance Support” Learning is …a state of play, an experience of flow => you need “Gamification or Game-Based… Read More ›

Game-Based Learning »

Can Game Design Be Leveraged to Enhance Cognitive Adaptability? (1)

game design

Can Game Design Be Leveraged to Enhance Cognitive Adaptability? Patrick S. Gallagher, Ph.D., Shenan H. Prestwich Principal Researcher, Serco, performing on contract to Advanced Distributed Learning, Alexandria, Virginia USA Next Generation Learner, Researcher, Katmai, performing on contract to Advanced Distributed Learning, Alexandria, Virginia USA Abstract: Adaptability is a metacompetency critically important to the United States… Read More ›

Mobile Learning Design »

Mobile Pedagogy for English Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers (1)

Figure 1: A pedagogical framework for mobile assisted language teaching and learning

The 46 page research report on ‘Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching and learning: a guide for teachers’ is a practical and informative report. It was written by experts (Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim Donohue) in the field that combine a strong theoretical background with experienced practical projects. Introduction The ideas in this guide are… Read More ›

Future of Education »

Innovating Pedagogy – Dynamic Assessment (4)

dynamic assessment

Innovating Pedagogy 2014  This is the third in a series of annual reports on innovations in teaching, learning and assessment. The Innovating Pedagogy reports from Open University(UK) are intended for teachers, policy makers, academics and anyone interested in how education may change over the next ten years. Giving the learner personalized assessment to support learning Potential impact: medium Timescale: long (4+… Read More ›

Project-based Learning »

Upgrading After School Programs for A Digital Age (1)

From The Cooney Center : Upgrading Afterschool: Common Sense Shifts in Expanded Learning for a Digital Age The Cooney Center’s Executive Director Michael H. Levine and Rafi Santo (Indiana University) have co-authored a chapter called “Upgrading Afterschool: Common Sense Shifts in Expanded Learning for a Digital Age” in the new book from the Expanding Learning &… Read More ›

Mobile Learning »

Bad Practices in Mobile Learning (1)


This updated summary of “Bad Practices in Mobile Learning” from EduTech blog of The World Bank (by Michael Trucano)  is more schools than enterprise, but these are common mistakes observed in multiple initiatives and in multiple places, and seem to repeat over time with only slight variations. In no particular order,  and with specific reference to common realities in middle… Read More ›

Open Educational Resources »

An Ontology for Open Rubric on the Web (1)

An Ontology for Open Rubric Exchange on the Web, by Panulla, Brian; Kohler, Megan (2010) While the Internet has given educators access to a steady supply of Open Educational Resources, the educational rubrics commonly shared on the Web are generally in the form of static, non-semantic presentational documents or in the proprietary data structures of commercial… Read More ›

Personalized Learning »

Why Competency-Based Learning is Crucial for Personalized Learning (1)

With online courses and resources available in abundance, competency-based learning should play a more crucial role in education. A competency-based education allows students to progress at their speed. Students can take an assessment on-demand when they were ready to demonstrate mastery on specific competencies.  Learning truly becomes more personalized. This infographic is created by Rasmussen College. Beyond the scope of this… Read More ›

Mobile Learning Stories »

Secrets of Mobile Learning Failures (#mlearning) (3)


Secrets of mlearning failures: confronting reality, from Research in Learning Technology Thomas Cochrane Centre for Teaching and Learning, Auckland University of Teaching, Auckland, NZ Having implemented and evaluated over 35 mlearning projects in a variety of contexts in higher education over the past 6 years the researcher is ready to share the untold secret: not all mlearning… Read More ›

Learning Analytics »

How to Improve Engagement and Impact of Video-Based Learning (4)

video-based learning with LectureScape

Whenever a new communication medium arrives, people first tend to use it just like how they used existing media. For instance, many early television shows were simply radio broadcasts filmed on video, early digital textbooks were simply scanned versions of paper books, and the first online educational videos were videotaped in-person lectures. As time progresses,… Read More ›