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A Brief History of Digital Badges in Higher Ed

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adamcroom.com - Yesterday I was invited to attend a meeting held by our IT Shared Services team who was giving a case study on their digital badges project. In short, they saw a professional development need for t...

What can be done to protect teachers from cyberbullying? – open thread | Teacher Network

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theguardian.com - Schools go to great lengths to protect students from cyberbullying – just this year it was announced that more than a thousand schools in Britain are monitoring pupils' online communication using s...

Watchdog bans Center Parcs advert promoting term-time family holidays | Media

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theguardian.com - An advertisement for Center Parcs resorts has been banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take their children on holiday during term time. The television ad, promoting four-night midweek...

LASI2014 | Society for Learning Analytics Research

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solaresearch.org - 2nd Learning Analytics Summer Institutes (LASI 2014) April 22, 2014. The second call for participation is issued. The call for submissions ends on May 4, 2014.  The instructions for submissions rem...

A spad's view: the good, the bad and the ugly of Whitehall policymaking | Public Leaders Network

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theguardian.com - Patrick Diamond spent ten years as a special advisor in the last Labour government, including as head of policy planning in No 10 Downing Street. In his book, Governing Britain: Power, Politics and...

ReadWrite At 11: Mapping The Future – ReadWrite

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readwrite.com - Eleven years ago, on April 20, 2003, ReadWrite founder Richard MacManus wrote this site’s first post, declaring that “[o]rdinary people should be able to write to the Web, just as easily as they ca...

Jamaica Soccer Team's World Cup Dreams Need Huge Crowdfunding Save

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mashable.com - If the Jamaica women's national soccer team can finish in the top three of its group in a qualifying campaign beginning this year, it books itself a trip to the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada. Th...

What Tom Preston-Werner's Departure Means For GitHub – ReadWrite

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readwrite.com - GitHub cofounder Tom Preston-Werner has resigned from the popular storehouse of open-source code after an internal investigation found he had made “errors of judgment” in an ongoing dispute that re...

Lifeline, The Early-Stage Finnish VC Firm That Backed Supercell, Closes Another Fund

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techcrunch.com - Lifeline Ventures has never ceased to surprise me. There’s their annual benchpress and dead-lifting contest every November to find the world’s strongest investor and founder. Trash-sorting robotic ...

Matthew Hancock: education needs to be more responsive to employers | Guardian Careers

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careers.theguardian.com - There is no doubt that in today's competitive job market, work experience is essential for school leavers and graduates looking to get on the first rung of their career ladders. In April, minister ...

That massive open online course on data journalism now has a start date

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Jackie Carter

onlinejournalismblog.com - In case you haven’t seen the tweets and blog posts, that MOOC on data journalism I’m involved in has a start date: May 19. The launch was delayed a little due to the amount of people who signed up ...

Hipster’s Ludlow And eBay’s Mengerink Are Working On A Startup Called The Happy Home Company

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techcrunch.com - Doug Ludlow, formerly CEO of startup Hipster, is working on something new called The Happy Home Company, and he has convinced former eBay executive Matthew Mengerink to co-found it with him. Hipste...

Opening up Slovenia | The OpeningUpSlovenia case study - Slovenia has strategically committed to open education on all levels and over complete scale.

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Beck Pitt

k4all.org - Imagine a Europe where researchers, learners, professionals and industries would be able to research, exchange, deploy, test, retrieve and experiment new approaches in education in an operational f...

Tough Realities Persist In Mobile Payments – ReadWrite

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readwrite.com - The Platform is a regular column by mobile editor Dan Rowinski. Ubiquitous computing, ambient intelligence and pervasive networks are changing the way humans interact with everything. Welcome to Th...

Changing the learning landscape

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steve-wheeler.blogspot.com - Changing the learning landscape is a one day workshop on social media and learning in higher education that will be held at the University of Warwick on April 24. It's funded by the Higher Educatio...

5 Things Edtech Startups Can Learn From Classroom Teachers - Forbes

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forbes.com - Edtech is a big market, trillions of dollars globally. No wonder there are so many entrepreneurs trying to grab a piece. In an age when start-up entrepreneurs routinely try to come up with the next...

Are Tech-Savvy Countries Happier? – ReadWrite

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readwrite.com - Guest author Kim Gaskins is the director of content development and lead writer for Latitude, an international research consultancy. In the developed world, even the most passionate technology prop...

Today's media stories from the papers | Media

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theguardian.com - Top Gear 'regrets' offensive remark Executive producer expresses regret for offence caused after remark made by presenter Jeremy Clarkson New York Times launches The Upshot Publisher's 'conversatio...

Best Practices: Thoughts on a Flash Mob Mentality - Hybrid Pedagogy

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Jesse Stommel

hybridpedagogy.com - I have colleagues who invoke “Best Practices” the way that evangelical Christians quote the Bible: God has spoken. During these conversations, I am tempted to say in a serious voice, “Best Practice...

U Michigan Prof Open Sources MOOC Teaching Materials -- Campus Technology

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campustechnology.com - A professor at the University of Michigan has launched an introductory programming course that provides all of the learning materials to participants who may want to turn around and teach the subje...

Busking in London is dying, leaving a hole in the heart of the city | Local Leaders Network

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theguardian.com - Busking has been part of the cultural life of cities for centuries. Organ grinders, romantic troubadours, travelling gypsies, one-man bands and hippie folksters have long entertained the public and...

World Book Night: Leading authors line up for 'sacred' celebration | Books

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theguardian.com - Philip Pullman will read from Kurt Vonnegut's letter to the school head who burned copies of Slaughterhouse-Five – in which the late American novelist writes of how "books are sacred to free men fo...

Star Trek And The Politics Of Silicon Valley

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techcrunch.com - Let’s get outside of the San Francisco bubble for a little while (trust me, there is oxygen here). I realize in a world saturated with protesters who have all the sophistication and menace of a shi...

Podcasts and videos - Times Higher Education

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timeshighereducation.co.uk - Cookie policy: This site uses cookies to simplify and improve your usage and experience of this website. Cookies are small text files stored on the device you are using to access this website. For ...

BBC Radio 4 - No Triumph, No Tragedy, 22/04/2014

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bbc.co.uk - In this programme Peter meets Sophie Christiansen, who became a triple gold Paralympic medallist at the London 2012 Games and talks about her cerebral palsy how she is using her fame to help challe...

Why we work together – cheating as learning

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davecormier.pressbooks.com - Introduction For a long time we needed to think of ‘curriculum’ as separate from ‘subset of people thinking about certain kinds of things’ for practical reasons. Organizing access to hundreds or th...

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Fundraisers

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thefundraisingauthority.com - Every non-profit fundraiser is different. We each have different strengths and weaknesses, and we each have our preferred strategies and tactics. And that’s ok – every non-profit is different, each...

Is celebrity involvement with social enterprise a good thing? | Social Enterprise Network

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theguardian.com - Earlier this year model and actress Lily Cole founded a social business to encourage gift culture through a social network. Writing for the Guardian recently, Cole said: "My vision for Impossible –...

Part-time student fall ‘mainly due to non-degree courses’ | News

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TimesHigherEducation

timeshighereducation.co.uk - Hefce analysis shows degree study not so badly affected The collapse in part-time undergraduate study since 2008-9 does not show that people are turning away from taking degrees part-time, a new Hi...

Events - Glasgow City Council

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Glasgow City Council

glasgow.gov.uk - After a successful first round of Community Events in March, Get Ready Glasgow will be revisiting every directly affected community in May. These events are an excellent way for you to ask question...

Twitter's Redesign Makes the Platform Ripe for Recruitment

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mashable.com - The Society for Human Resource Management recently found that more than 75% of companies use social networking sites to recruit job candidates — and recruiters are often going beyond professionally...

BBC Radio 4 - Teachers vs Government: Seventy Years of Education Policy

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bbc.co.uk - The 1944 Education Act laid the foundations for the modern education system. It extended free secondary education to all and introduced the tripartite system (grammar, technical and modern). It als...

Blackboard Collaborate | Launching Blackboard Collaborate

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sas.elluminate.com - Please don't close this window until you are in your Blackboard Collaborate online collaboration session.

OCWC Global 2014 | Conference Website

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conference.ocwconsortium.org - OCWC 2014 will feature the official launch of OpeningupSlovenia, a national research and innovation environment for Open Education. Introduction Recent years have witnessed the rapid development of...

After 450 years, we still don’t know the true value of Shakespeare

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Higher Education

theconversation.com - The extent of Shakespeare’s legacy 450 years on from his birth is incalculable. But this, of course, does not stop some from trying. To many the crown of Britain’s cultural output, Shakespeare is i...

Proceedings | OCWC Global 2014

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conference.ocwconsortium.org - Proceedings Open Educational Policy PDF Rory McGreal, Dianne Conrad, Angela Murphy, Gabi Witthaus and Wayne Mackintosh The assessment and accreditation of Learners using OER PDF Andy Lane, Sally Ca...

BBC News - The return of the 'bedroom' programmer

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bbc.co.uk - The games industry began with people writing computer programs on their own and some developers have now decided to leave big firms and return to this idea of "bedroom" programming. Developer Lucas...

Eternal vigilance app for social networks: treating privacy vulnerabilities like other security risks - Boing Boing

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boingboing.net - Social networking sites are Skinner boxes designed to train you to undervalue your privacy. Since all the compromising facts of your life add less than a dollar to the market-cap of the average soc...

Free Music Archive

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Scott Leslie

freemusicarchive.org - SCOPE AND FUNCTION: Oversees the creation, acquisition, licensing and curation of audio material for The Free Music Archive. Produces editorial content and oversees user-generated editorial aspects...

FutureLearn courses open for registration - FutureLearn

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about.futurelearn.com - The following free, online courses will open for registration on FutureLearn, the first UK-led MOOC (massive open online course) provider. Lead Educator: Susan Fitzmaurice, Head of the School of En...

NAEP Crafts Plans to Deploy Tablets for Testing - Education Week

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Audrey Watters

edweek.org - The architects of one of the most highly regarded gauges of student achievement—the National Assessment of Educational Progress—are preparing for a dramatic expansion of technology-based assessment...

BBC News - Textbooks replaced by iTunes U downloads

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bbc.co.uk - The exam revision season is approaching. It's when students want as much information as possible at their fingertips. So how about if you could touch a screen and download all the lesson materials ...

Marking boycott: should postgrads who teach side with students or staff? | Higher Education Network

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theguardian.com - New graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) are entering a workforce in dispute. While I and my other first-year colleagues look forward to teaching work, we also have to take on a specific challenge: ...

How a MOOC can be your horse's friend - Focus, Reviews - Horsetalk.co.nz

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horsetalk.co.nz - Earlier this year I had my first MOOC equine experience. We horse folks live in a world of acronyms, so it’s only fair to let you in on the secret that MOOC means Massive Open Online Course. In sho...

'100 new Emoji,' an excellent Vine - Boing Boing

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boingboing.net - Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with b...

Ask employers and apprentices how they work together to succeed - News stories - GOV.UK

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Dept for Business

gov.uk - You can post your questions now to the 2 companies and the apprentices working for them. You’ll be able to learn first-hand, what it’s like for each. The first company is Orchid Pubs & Dining who r...

This “Airbnb For Skills” Will Liberate You From Your 9 To 5 | Co.Exist

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Audrey Watters

fastcoexist.com - More people are freelancing than ever before--by some estimates, around 42 million Americans. But entrepreneur Ryan Hooks thinks that eventually almost everyone will be able to leave their office j...

UCAS Conventions 2014

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Edinburgh Napier Uni

ucasevents.com - This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email your details and number of places you would like to book to conventions@ucas.ac.uk and one of the UCA...

Oakland mayor candidate Bryan Parker sees bitcoin paying off - SFGate

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Sal Mancuso

sfgate.com - For Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker, technology is a solution to many of the East Bay city's woes. Parker, who entered the tech industry over a decade ago as senior director of finance at se...

OER Impact: Collaboration, Evidence, Synthesis

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oerresearchhub.org - The OER Research Team is presently in LjubLjana, Slovenia for the the OCWC Global conference.  I’ll be speaking this afternoon and these are the slides I’ll be using… feedback welcome!

Sheila MacNeill

Senior Lecturer in Blended Learning at Glasgow Caledonian University, I am interested in all aspects of the development and use of technology in education.