Learning2gether with Jim Buckingham on Badges – an EVO MultiMOOC session

Learning2gether Episode 197

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Sun Jan 19 1400 GMT Jim Buckingham – Badges and MultiMOOC

An Electronic Village Online event for Week 1 (Orientation) in MultiMOOC EVO session

Where: Google+Hangout


Time: 1400 GMT – Apologies, but our Google announcement was not correct

What’s it about? Jim Buckingham explains the concept of badges and how this concept applies in the MultiMOOC EVO session. In his words: ” I’m going to be hopefully sharing my interest and enthusiasm for what I think is likely to be one of the most fascinating Tech applications and strategies to impact on Education – Open Digital Badges in the foreseeable future. It has to rank up there with at least two other themes that are also attracting a great deal of my attention – MOOCs and Learning Analytics.”

I’ve been focusing on Open Digital Badges for a while now.. Was hoping for a pause to pursue an interest in exploring the other two but that just hasn’t happened yet.

My plan? Introduce you to Open Badges, evoke some comments on the topic, forward a draft on how we could proceed next, solicit your opinions on this, make the necessary revisions to that plan, and (in the interests of “connectivism”) see where we might go next.

Vance and Jim prepared for our event in this short video

Some URLs




MultiMOOC has been following Rhizo14

Fri Jan 17 Rhizo14 Hangout on Reconceiving Cheating in an era of Abundance

The above is audio from Dave Cormier and Rhizo14 Hangout this week (and without the long mic-mute gaps in the middle)
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Earlier this week

This event occurred at the end of the first week of EVO, Electronic Village Online, Jan 12-Feb 16, 2014.  Accordingly, there were numerous online events the previous week which we were following on Learning2gether and MultiMOOC.

Here is a sampling:

The official EVO BbC Elluminate Calendar

And check out http://my.calendars.net/eslhome_conferen

Tue Jan 14 ePerfect Textbook EVO event – Using Google Hangouts for peer editing

Shelly Terrell will show how to use Google HangOuts to provide collaborative peer feedback to a Google Doc. She will also demonstrate how to add apps and use scripts to amplify your Google Drive.

The event (in Hangout) is listed here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cmff22nkun9btqfen7qchguv2kc

Tue Jan 14 NNEST EVO event – Myths and misconceptions about NNEST

Details: http://nnestevo2014.pbworks.com/w/page/70689274/Week1

In Webheads Elluminate vRoom http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Session Recording

Tue Jan 14 ICT4ELT EVO event – The ins and outs of Yahoo Groups and Pbworks

Reminder from: ict4elt2014 Yahoo Group
Venue: Webheads Elluminate vRoom http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
Title: “The ins and outs of Yahoo Groups and Pbworks” with Teresa d’Almeida d’Eca & Fernanda Rodrigues
Recording: http://ict4elt2014.pbworks.com/w/page/72953672/The%20First%20Live%20Session 

Recording of the session on 15 January 2014:
FAST TRACK RECORDING of Session 1, Wed 15 Jan 2014 (1h35min) : http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p6oqgdtwnvc/—-
FILM CREW GROUP BUILDING, RECORDING of Session 1, Wed 15 Jan 2014 (1h36min):http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p4f7fu5zn18/

Wed Jan 15 EVO Mentoring session webinar with the Mentoring SIG at IATEFL Hungary

talking about setting up a mentor course and how learning about mentoring has impacted the professional life of the participants.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)


Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Jan 16  iPad seminar

Host: http://edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/webinars

  • January 15th/16th: Creativity & Learning with iPads with guests Richard Wells (@iPadWells) from Auckland, New Zealand and Paul Hamilton (@PaulHamilton8) from Sunshine Coast, Australia
    Too often, iPads are viewed solely as consumption devices – good for little more than checking email and online research. However, in schools around the world, teachers are proving this theory wrong. Join Richard Wells (@iPadWells) and Paul Hamilton (@PaulHamilton8), as well as EdTechTeacher’s Shawn McCusker and Beth Holland, as they explore how iPads can inspire creativity and empower students to become creators of their own learning.

Wed Jan 15 Teachers Teaching Teachers

EdTechTalk – Teachers Teaching Teachers,

Teachers Teaching Teachers Studio and Chat hosted weekly by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community.

From the Learning Revolution calendar here http://learningrevolution.com/

Thu Jan 16 2nd Twitter chat for MOOC on Digital Curation

The second Twitter chat for the DIgital Curation MOOC is on Thursday 16th January at 9pm UK time.

If you missed the first one you can catch up here: http://storify.com/CredibleU/highlights-from-the-first-dcurate-twitter-chat

More info on this MOOC here: http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/71257706/2014_MoreMOOCs#MOOConDigitalCuration

Fri 17 Jan Stephen Krashen – Three topics

An EVO Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers event

More information here: http://yltsigevo2014.wordpress.com/times-dates/

Recording: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p3t89mvge2t/

Fri Jan 17 1300 GMT EVO14: Why CLIL now?


Fri Jan 17, 2014 1pm – 2pm GMT (no daylight saving)

Nellie Deutsch – organizer

Sat Jan 18 1200 EST CR20 LIVE Weekly Show

CR20 LIVE Weekly Show – EduClipper and EduTecher Updates with Adam Bellow, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular “live” web meetings. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this!

From the Learning Revolution calendar here http://learningrevolution.com/

Adam Bellow returning to provide us with information and updates on his amazing web tools and apps: eduClipper and eduTecher! This is a presentation you won’t want to miss! Adam Bellow is the Founder and President of eduTecher and eduClipper, free web tools that help students and teachers discover the best resources to enhance learning in and out of the classroom. Adam was invited to be the closing keynote speaker for the ISTE 2013 Conference in San Antonio and with his speech “Change the World” kept the crowd in the palm of his hand with a presentation infused with energy, humor and optimism receiving a rousing, standing ovation from all of us in the audience. He shared his passion for how technology can transform teaching and learning to make a difference in students’ lives. He is a co-author with Steve Dembo of “Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching,” a book available both as both a print version and an interactive ebook that features 20 web sites and tools with teaching tips and an online community to connect with other educators. Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular “live” web meetings. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this! Details to join the webinar: http://live.classroom20.com Follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20 Thanks so much for being a part of this community!

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Sun 19 Jan 1100 GMT Alexander Sokol – Path to family learning

“A Path to Family Learning (that can also be walked by some teachers)”

An EVO Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers event

More information here: http://yltsigevo2014.wordpress.com/times-dates/

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