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Open Badges: Gamificando el aprendizaje

La gamificación, o ludificación, es una de las tendencias que se irán generalizando en los próximos años en educación.

Gamificación (gamification en el ámbito anglosajón) es el empleo de mecánicas de juego en entornos y aplicaciones no lúdicas con el fin de potenciar la motivación, la concentración, el esfuerzo, la fidelización y otros valores positivos comunes a todos los juegos. Se

Hack Education Weekly News: A New SAT, New Amplify Curriculum, and More from the SXSWedu Circus

Woohoo! SXSWedu! Wheeeee! News released in time with the event: new curriculum from Amplify! A revised SAT! Chromebooks! Analytics! Hype! And stuff. There was lots of other news too: Obama's budget for 2015; the acquisition of a couple of startups and funding for a bunch more; SRI's report on the usage of Khan Academy (note, it said "usage" not "effectiveness"); more edX consortium members; a decision in the Kansas state supreme court on school funding; and an epic spelling bee battle.

Will Badges Carry the Same Weight as College Degrees?

But I swear... it was in selfdefence.What will employers think about Open Badges and other forms of credentialing for informal learning?
Some thoughts over on MindShift.

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OER and Educational Inequality

Since Stephen Downes’ OLDaily alerted me to Justin Reich’s post earlier this month, I’ve been stewing a lot about Reich’s argument: that open educational resources may be expanding rather than erasing educational inequalities.

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2011: The Higher Education Bubble

Part 7 of my Top Ed-Tech Trends Series
To Uncollege
One of the most interesting people I met this year was Dale Stephens. Dale is just 19, but he’s an incredibly intelligent and poised young man.
Dale is a college dropout.

How Will Mozilla’s Open Badges Project Affect Higher Ed?

Yesterday marked the deadline for the first round of submissions for the 2011 Digital Media and Learning Competition. This year’s topic: designing badges (and the supporting research) for lifelong learning.

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Ed-Tech Week-in-Review: Pearson Acquisition, McGraw-Hill Division, and Badges, Badges, Badges

Funding, Acquiring, and Hiring
Pearson, the world’s largest education company announced this week that it had acquired Connections Education an online virtual school provider. About 40,000 students in 21 states attend the schools, which are funded by the states and districts and free to parents in places where virtual school counts as a public education. Curriculum. PD. Textbooks. Testing. Schools. Pearson.

Mozilla’s Open Badges Announcement, Storified

Mozilla officially announced its Open Badges Project today at an event in Washington DC. The news conference, where Mozilla’s executive director Mark Surman was joined by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and others, occurred at 6am PST, so like most left coasters, I woke up to a Twitter stream discussing the project.

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