My latest blog post over at 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 […]
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 […]
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.
My latest post for DMLcentral is up. Entitled Digital Literacies and Web Literacies: What’s the Difference? I focus on the relationship between digital literacies and web literacies. Read it here
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 […]
As regular readers are aware, I also blog occasionally for DMLcentral. I’ve just had a post published there entitled On the Importance of Webmaking, which builds upon that quotation I posted recently. You should go and read it – I’d be interested in your comments.
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 […]
Over the weekend I had a discussion with Dave Cormier in the comments section of my DMLcentral post Gaining Some Perspective on Badges for Lifelong Learning. I wanted to capture it here and add a couple of additional comments. Dave seems to have taken issue with the ‘over-simplification’ of badges. I think he’s arguing that […]
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.