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Mozilla Festival 2013 Call for Sessions

Mozilla Festival 2013 Call for Sessions

August 31 2013
Submissions are open for sessions at the Mozilla Festival! Cathy Davidson and I attended last year and thoroughly enjoyed this fun, inspiring, and educational gathering. (I'm attaching my blog reports to this post as Related Content.) Here's the invitation from Mozilla's Executive Director: Dear...
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Mozilla Festival 2013

Mozilla Festival 2013

October 25 2013 to October 27 2013
Event
Cathy Davidson and I attended last year and thoroughly enjoyed this fun, inspiring, and educational gathering. Here's the invitation from Mozilla's Executive Director: Dear Webmakers, Help us forge the future of the web. The Mozilla Festival is where many of Mozilla’s best and most innovative ideas...
6 Penrose WayGreenwich Peninsula
London
UK

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"Or Equivalent"

My colleague and friend Gideon Burton (of silva rhetoricae fame among other things) and I have been discussing badges lately. To date the open education movement has focused almost exclusively on the production and sharing of content. Significant opportunities exist to reform or reinvent other, non-content portions of the education ecosystem with the support of open content.

News / Teaching & Learning Practices

Digital Badges to Encourage Learning

For younger students, this could mean that they earn badges for mastering concepts in school, learning multiplication, for instance, or being able to identify the parts of speech. For older students and adults, the badges might recognize life experience, or skills learned on the job, as well as academic accomplishments. In addition to sharing accomplishments, the badges may represent a better gauge of users’ skills, potentially leading to real-world academic and employment opportunities.

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