Modules 1-3 represent the unit or project plan for the user(s). It will be in this section that they answer the questions: What will youth know or be able to … Continue reading Laying the Foundation
Follow my journey through my final master’s project at the University of Minnesota’s Learning Technologies Program. My project is based on my work at the National Youth Leadership Council where we are integrating digital badges and an interactive project planning tool into our online community, the Generator School Network (www.gsn.nylc.org). In a small but national non-profit, an employee must be a jack-of-all-trades: instructional designer, project manager, evaluator, and web designer. This project is an example of just that.
Without the new skills and knowledge that I gained through the University of Minnesota’s Learning Technologies program, none of this would be possible. Reminder that the first post starts at the bottom and that the opinions presented below represent my own, not my organization or my school.
Based on my research there is not a project-based learning tool or a service-learning online multimedia tool that guides educators or students through the process. There are a lot of … Continue reading Hard Hat Area
While this semester, my growth and learning in terms of learning technologies has primarily been focused on digital badges, it really only represents half of the updates I am making … Continue reading Project-Planning Tool
Hopefully, by now through the blog my readers have an idea of my large-scale vision for the digital badges and project-planning tool. The further the project moves forward, the more … Continue reading Big Bad Badge Plan
Thanks to an old colleague who was willing to be contracted quickly we were able to answer the technical questions for the bidders, the answers do not make for the … Continue reading Answers Vlog
The RFP had been floating around the interwebs for approximately two weeks when the follow up questions began to roll in. Since this process is new to me, I was … Continue reading Questions Roll In
Each year the National Youth Leadership Council convenes the National Service-Learning Conference. This year was the first time the event took place in our nation’s capitol, Washington D.C. Like every … Continue reading Focus Group Feedback
After many revisions, brainstorms, procrastinating moments, it is here: the RFP for the web development work on the GSN. It may have taken me a long time because I had … Continue reading RFP
In my blog about the presentation from Elisabeth Soep I didn’t mention the second half of the presentation. It was a panel of local innovators: Cassie Scharber (moderator), Marika Staloch, … Continue reading PLN
On March 12, 2014 I listened in on a presentation from Jean-Phillippe Choinière of Buzz Math. Buzz Math is a proprietary website that leads middle-school students through a series of … Continue reading Buzz Math
In my last blog I shared about two calls that happen weekly that are moderated by Mozilla. I have been participating in these calls sporadically for the past few months. … Continue reading Equity and Digital Badges
Where are my badge people? Discussing (in depth) digital badges is something that not something everyone can or is interested in doing. Especially as the development and research around this … Continue reading Where are my badge people?
Now that I have shared about the website I work on, and our impetus for integrating digital badges. I want to ensure all my readers know what I mean by … Continue reading Digital Badges?
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/20/snowstorm February 21st, 2014 was a rough day for Minnesota, there was a lot of snow and it was very cold; school was canceled and a lot of employers told … Continue reading Winter Wonderland with Dr. Elisabeth Soep
Small bump in the road and lesson learned. But now the GSN is back, better than ever. We updated the Ruby on Rails platform the site is built on, it … Continue reading And we’re back…
Despite the technical issues we were having with our website, the show must go on. I was lucky to have an event like Digital Learning Day to take my mind … Continue reading Digital Learning Day 2014
After a meeting with Angelica about my final project was feeling energized and ready to take action! Our web developer was working on some updates to the Ruby on Rails … Continue reading S.O.S.
Time really does fly when you are having fun; it is hard to believe I am already at my final semester for my M.Ed. in Learning Technologies. This initial post … Continue reading Introduction to CI5190