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Pathbrite and Digital Portfolios

Portfolios
The plain ol’ resume just doesn’t cut it anymore. Nor does the transcript. And nor — please take note here, few remaining fans of standardized testing — do most of our federally-mandated practices of assessment. It’s hard to know what skills students (as students and as potential employees) really possess by looking at these papers, grades, and scores.

Hack Education Weekly Podcast


Every week, Steve Hargadon and I sit down (virtually) to talk about the latest ed-tech news. I always find our conversation to be one of the most thought-provoking exchanges I have all week.

Hack Education Weekly News: More Schools Join Coursera, More Felony Charges for Aaron Swartz

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Law and Politics
The Chicago Teachers Union agreed on Tuesday to end its 8 day strike.

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What Do We Mean By "Open"?


The adjective “open” ostensibly makes educational resources more easily accessible. But “open” can mean a lot of things: resources that are free; research that is publicly available on the Web and indexed by search engines; courses that offer open enrollment; materials that are openly licensed; content and code that can be copied and modified and redistributed. “Open” can mean “transparent.” Open versus proprietary. Open versus closed.

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Hack Education Weekly Podcast


Each week, Steve Hargadon and I sit down (virtually) to discuss the latest ed-tech news. This week's podcast was recorded "live in front of a studio audience" -- or something like that. Steve was in Portland for the kick-off of his "Hack Your Education" tour, so a handful of folks got to listen in on our conversation before the rest of y'all get to hear the podcast.

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