Using P2PU to Badge Swedish Educators’ MOOC

    This is a guest post from Sara Mörtsell, Education Manager at Wikimedia Sweden, and part of the informal online community of Educators in Sweden As our Swedish MOOC for Educators, “Digitala Skollyftet” is nearing the end, some great projects have been awarded the Digitala Skollyftet Badge at P2PU. I’d like to take this opportunity to… Continue Reading →

Assessment on the Web – Part 1

How to handle assessment for online learning has been a a headache for many of us working in the ed-tech space since the very first OERs first rolled off the production line. The fact that very few education people have managed to find a solution which sits well for most people only makes it all… Continue Reading →

School of Open: “Writing Wikipedia Articles” Course Now Open for Registration

Below, Sara Frank Bristow invites you to join “Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics & Beyond”. Sara is a co-organizer of the course and a member of WikiProject Open. Both projects are part of the School of Open. The School of Open will offer its popular “Writing Wikipedia Articles” course (WIKISOO) starting 25 February, 2014. This… Continue Reading →

Reimagining Education at #EduCon Philadelphia

Meenoo Rami invited me to come and speak at EduCon and while I am by no means an expert on school reform or teacher professional development (and made that clear to Meenoo before accepting the invitation) I ended up finding a lot of connection points between the questions raised and challenges discussed at the conference,… Continue Reading →

#Rhizo14′s Secret Sauce: Unraveling Learning on the Web

Quick Friday post on how things are progressing in the “Rhizomatic Learning” course on, brought to you by the edupunk sparkplug Dave Cormier. With the proliferation of learning platforms on the web and abundance of resources, Dave envisioned a course where the “community is the curriculum.” Rhizomatic learning asks us to rethink our assumptions… Continue Reading →

Mindsets and Motivation: 2014, Start Your Engines

The Motivation Landscape. In the wake of Badges, the spectre of behaviorism, and the proliferation of learning platforms on the web, how are we as practitioners and researchers to move forward in light of what we’ve learned? How have recent discussions about motivation, growth mindsets, and malleable intelligence affect how we design for learning? What’s… Continue Reading →