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Some thoughts on iPads and one-to-one initiatives [DMLcentral]

My latest post at DMLcentral (the 10th I’ve written for them) is now up. Entitled Some Thoughts on iPads and One-to-One Initiatives I reflect on the seeming tendency of educational institutions not to heed lessons about buying wholesale into a single vendor’s ecosystem. To my mind, educational institutions uncritically adopting iPads is very similar to […]

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What Constitutes ‘Rigour’ in Our 21st-Century Educational Systems? [DMLcentral]

My latest post for DMLcentral is up. Entitled What constitutes ‘rigour’ in our 21st-century educational systems? I analyse the latest moves of Michael Gove, the English Secretary of State for Education: What concerns me about Gove’s proposals is the assumption that rigour consists of a very particular method of assessing young people’s knowledge, understanding and […]

On the relationship between Digital Literacies and Web Literacies. [VIDEO]

Can’t see the video? Click here! Building on the back of my recent DMLcentral post entitled Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What’s the Difference? I’ve had a go at a more visual explanation of the relationship. Here’s hoping it makes some sense! I’d love some feedback, if you have any.

Web Literacies: What is the ‘Web’ Anyway? [DMLcentral]

My latest post for DMLcentral is now live. Entitled Web Literacies: What is the ‘Web’ Anyway? I take a step back to examine something we now take for granted every day: Over two billion people now use the web on a regular basis. For many people, like me, the web is a fundamental part of […]

[RECORDING] Connected Learning webinar on Open Badges

I was delighted to be asked to participate in a DML Central Connected Learning Google+ hangout about Open Badges yesterday. The recording should be embedded above, but if not try clicking here. The session featured a presentation by Erin Knight, Senior Director of Learning at the Mozilla Foundation, and was facilitated by Howard Rheingold. If […]

Gaining Some Perspective on Badges for Lifelong Learning [DMLcentral]

My latest post about Open Badges has gone live at DMLcentral. In it, I argue that we don’t need to take entrenched positions towards what is, after all, an emergent ecosystem. I also give an example of badges in practice through Chicago’s Digital Youth Network. Click here to view the post.