Tag Archives: digital learning

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Badges: What Works and What Doesn’t

This past spring, Global Kids worked on a crowdsourced project to develop “Six Ways to Look at Badging Systems Designed for Learning,” a list of six different goals that badging systems are often designed to meet. During the summer, we beta-tested our own badging system within two of our programs to see in which of […]

Digital Games as Assessment?

In January, I attended a workshop dedicated to games, assessment and learning hosted by the MacArthur and Gates Foundations and the USC Game Innovation Lab. The workshop brought together game designers, educators, and researchers to work together on designing games around various curricula topics that would be engaging, educational, and contain features to allow for […]

Where Will Digital Learning’s Killer Apps Come From?

At SCE, we aim to support and influence the emerging world of anywhere, anytime, any-device, access-for-all learning. Our vision, of course, relies heavily on high-quality digital media, and on aiding the people and organizations with the potential to create tomorrow’s innovative digital learning products. But we (and the field) have a problem: No one knows […]

Games-Based Learning: Hype vs. Reality

This essay originally appeared in The Huffington Post. In a recent speech to a group of students at TechBoston in Dorchestor, Massachusetts. President Obama had this to say about video games: I’m calling for investments in educational technology that will help create … educational software that is as compelling as the best video game. I […]

The iTot Challenge: Getting Young Children Ready in the Jetsonian Age

Reprinted from Huffington Post. As President Obama discusses our State of the Union with a much needed focus on innovation, education and investment in America’s future, let’s focus on one area that is ripe for radical change: how digital media can be used for education and hands-on, lifelong learning beginning right from the start. We […]

New National Digital Learning Plan for the Everywhere Kids

The final version of the National Education Technology Plan was unveiled on Tuesday, outlining the transition from digital classrooms to other platforms–long overdue.  Read Fred Belmont’s HuffPo piece, Obama’s New Digital Learning Plan: A Killer App. A few excerpts are shared below:  Education Secretary Arne Duncan unveiled the final version of the National Education Technology […]