Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.
This week in ‘the wrap’ … another higher ed institution puts some teeth into formal recognition for the vital soft skills employeers seek, Canvas sneaks ahead of Blackboard, connecting students and classrooms across the world, a look back at an eye-opening piece about the broken way we often approach edtech (‘pigeons’), a practical tip on adding a timer to a PowerPoint presentations, and much more to explore!
Davenport University launches a soft skills certificate program
Special Education Students On the Rise (up to 13% of Ss now in the US)
By the way, if you missed it, Canvas has now overtaken Blackboard as the leading LMS in the US
Results From Triseum’s Year-Long Game-Based Learning Validation Study Reveal Strong Student Engagement, Motivation and Knowledge Acquisition
The Unique Power of Networked Teaching and Learning
The Pigeons of Ed-Tech (how Edward L. Thorndike won and John Dewey lost) … nearly 4 years later, has much changed?
The Internet is amazing and empowering, yet we’ve collectively used and allowed it to maim journalism and cripple informed debate … Why We Have Bad News: The Disintermediation of the Media
How Do Institutions Select Student Success Technologies?
How to Add a Timer to PowerPoint Slides
Turning ‘Google Maps for Education’ From Metaphor to Reality: Evolving Framework to Connect Outcomes, Credentials, at a macro level