Digital Badges: A Primer

Yay! I have a shiny new digital badge! Now what?! 

For those who participated in the latest #EdTechLN TweetUp this month, we handed out a digital badge specifically designed for TweetUp participants. Digital badges are a new method of rewarding accomplishments, skills, or interests that can be earned in various learning environments. You can read more about the background and use of digital badges in this Educause pub.

Digital Badge Programs

The Educational Technology Learning Network is in the …

Ed Tech in Action: 3 Examples

The Ohio State University Extension has designated three Ed Tech Specialist positions as part of a pilot project that began in the Fall of 2013. Over the past year, the Ed Techs have worked with program staff and IT professionals to fill the gap between technology and the people who integrate it into their programming efforts. Below are just 3 examples of projects and other collaborative efforts that have been born out of OSU’s Ed Tech project:

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5 Reasons to Teach Your Next Extension Class by Webinar

1. Be Green

When you offer a Webinar, you don’t have to drive or fly to a particular location and neither do your students. This results in “Green” savings. This helpful article provides a formula for quantifying these savings–specifically with regards to the saved fuel and CO2 released into the atmosphere.

2. Save $$$

You could call this “green back” savings. Cost savings are realized from not driving or flying for both the teacher and participants. Additionally, you save on …