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My Musings on Badge Paths

Trey Ratcliff CC BY-NC-SA While redesigning IPT EdTec.org, I’ve been thinking more about badge paths and how to support them on our site. This has lead to many productive conversations about paths, and has helped me develop some of my own ideas. However, one challenge I’ve faced during these conversations is that the term path […]

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Increasing Access to Apps by Using Chrome Web Store

Mobile devices and the educational apps available through the Apple App Store, Google Play, and other mobile app stores have brought new learning tools within reach of teachers who have a tablet themselves, and are especially useful to teachers who have access to multiple tablets so groups of student or even every student has access […]

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MOOCs and Soft Skills

I recently had a friend ask me what I thought of this article. Below are some of my quickly scribbled out thoughts that I sent to her: This is a great a little piece. I’ve been saying since MOOCs first appeared that they should be supplementing learning, not replacing the classroom fully. I recently published […]

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To those Considering the IP&T Department at BYU

I was recently asked a series of questions about getting a graduate degree from BYU’s department of Instructional Psychology and Technology (IP&T). Since I spent some time answering this prospective student’s excellent questions, I thought I might as well put them out there for others who may be interested. The person’s questions are in bold. […]

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What does “Open” really mean?

The following is a little something I wrote a while back. I know others, such as David Wiley, have spoken about how MOOCs are not actually open, as their name implies, but I thought I’d share my two cents as well. In our technologically enhanced society, words have begun to take on new meanings at […]

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Hello World

I’ve been meaning to start this blog for a while and I’m excited that it’s finally happening. Before I begin posting I just wanted to explain what this blog is and what it is not. This blog is meant specifically to be public facing, providing me with an opportunity to share my thoughts and ideas […]

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