Best of September: 5 Things You May Have Missed

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Wake me up when September ends… Wait, you mean this isn’t a Green Day fan blog?! Whoops. Anyway, now that September has come and gone, there’s a lot of content out there for people to sift through. I compiled a few of the more interesting blogs for you all to read, with the topics ranging from how analytics will change the classroom, to what instructors need to know in order to prepare their online courses. Enjoy!

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Gaming to Save the World!

shutterstock_220109482I watched a couple of TED videos recently about online games that really intrigued me. As gamification continues to make waves in the learning industry, I thought I’d take the time to write about the power of gaming from a traditional gaming perspective.

Granted, I am a recent grad in his 20s, who plays a lot of video games, but I’m certain you’ll find some great nuggets just like I did. Continue reading

A Little Acknowledgement Goes a Long Way

Do you remember a teacher who acknowledged your work in school? A boss who complimented your work? I bet you do. If what comes to mind is pretty far back there, it might be because acknowledgements are sometimes few and far between, but if you look back, all our lives we have been rewarded and recognized for doing well in one way or another. Continue reading