Design researcher Victor Yocco has written a book on design titled “Design for the Mind: Seven Psychological Principles for Persuasive Design,” in which he defines andragogy and seven principles of learning design. The book will be released in March.
Google has announced that its Docs app now supports voice commands for its Chrome browser.
Another great post from ed tech blogger Dr. Joshua Kim. The lessons he lists are:
A report by the Independent College Booksellers Association says that only 15.1% of faculty members said they used primarily digital materials last fall. Their two most important factors in choosing materials for their classes were perceived quality and cost.
This sounds like a great app, but it is only available for the iPhone, so I can’t download it.
Quoting from the article: “Micro-credentials provide individuals with portable, shareable badges that recognize the learning activities they participate in or the skills they have developed. As a result, they can both highlight the wide variety of learning activities educators engage in and facilitate the shift to competency-based learning for educators.” A company named Digital Promise has been building an econ system of micro-credentials over the past two years. It enables educators to receive recognition for the skills they have acquired over the years. It is supported by the Open Badge standard developed by Mozilla and and digital badging technology.
Turnitin, the company behind the plagiarism checker, has launched Revision Assistant, a formative writing tool for students in grades 6-12 and higher ed students in developmental writing classes. The tool gives students instant feedback while they are writing. Ninety-Four percent of students in a pilot study conduced in 2015 revised their work at least once while writing with Revision Assistant. It is now being used in several school districts across the country.
The five things are:
Another excellent article by Dr. Joshua Kim of Dartmouth. If you don’t follow Dr. Kim’s blog, you should. All his posts are excellent and useful.