Connecting my learning by connecting at #nwpam14 and #ncte14

It is in this season of conferences that I recognize that no matter how long it’s been since I’ve seen colleagues or friends, no matter how long it’s been since I’ve engaged with my favorite work of the Writing Project and NCTE, that the network that has sustained me throughout both my High School and… Continue reading Connecting my learning by connecting at #nwpam14 and #ncte14

Badges as Goals: Achievement Goal Theory

This is part of a series of posts that will build into my final paper for the Motivation course I am taking this semester. I want to emphasize that this a rough draft and welcome comments, especially ones that point out flaws in my logic or understanding of the motivational theory under consideration. I’m going… Continue reading Badges as Goals: Achievement Goal Theory

Badges as gold stars: The Behavioral View of Motivation and Learning

This is part of a series of posts that will build into my final paper for the Motivation course I am taking this semester. I want to emphasize that this a rough draft and welcome comments, especially ones that point out flaws in my logic or understanding of the motivational theory under consideration. I’m going… Continue reading Badges as gold stars: The Behavioral View of Motivation and Learning

#openbadges and Motivation

This semester I am taking Dr. Cary Roseth’s Current Issues in Motivation and Learning course. I have also been following the Digital Media and Learning Open Badges competition.  As I’ve been reading and thinking about different motivational theories, I can’t help but wonder about the ways that those theories might explain how the Badges for… Continue reading #openbadges and Motivation

Scribbling on the Internet: Hackjam and WIDE-EMU ’11

Hackjams are simply “Webmaking for the rest of us.” Why a Hackjam? In our development as writers, there are always the tools that assist us in making the thinking in our heads visible and readable.  The transformation of thoughts into prose is complex.  Young children are certainly full of imagination and compose oral stories to… Continue reading Scribbling on the Internet: Hackjam and WIDE-EMU ’11

Thoughts on Badges for Learning

This morning I was actively engaged in the backchannel for the Digital Media and Learning competition announcement. This year’s competition focuses on Badges for Learning, which seems inspired in part by Mozilla’s Open Badge initiatives and P2PU.  I fully admit to spending most of my time on the backchannel really trying to understand where the… Continue reading Thoughts on Badges for Learning