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Hi all,I hope you enjoyed the presentation. It seemed like there were a few members of the audience who had some experience with Gamification. I would love to hear what you're doing, or if you're new, what are you thinking about doing?I hope this group can become a little "gamificaiton hub" so to speak. It's such a broad topic, and I would love to learn more about what you think.Thanks,JeremiahSee More
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""Gamification theory, when properly applied, has the potential to improve many fields. Marketing, fitness and education are all areas where gamification has been successfully applied and garnered attention. But what exactly is Gamification? How…"
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Gamification in the Classroom

Jeremiah Grabowski, instructional designer at the SUNY University at Buffalo, presents "gamification in the classroom" • To Identify the principle characteristics of games and gamification, and• Discuss how gamification principles can be integrated into educationSee More
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Expert Online Instructional Designers

For those who have expertise in online instructional design.Minimum of a Masters level education.Instructional design certification if Masters is in a field unrelated to instructional design.Minimum of 3 semesters of teaching in an online or blended format in the last 5 years.Experience leading and delivering professional development in online education to faculty.Experience conducting online/blended course reviews for faculty.Commitment to engage actively in the community and contribute…See More
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Shelly Rafferty Withers, PhD replied to Alexandra M. Pickett's discussion Who are you?
"I'm a publishing professional, writer, editor and instructional designer with experience in teaching online. A compulsive Scrabble player and pretty awful water-colorist, I've had a home office for the last 15 years where I provide…"
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Alexandra M. Pickett replied to Alexandra M. Pickett's discussion Job Openings
"Temporary position for a Coordinator of Curriculum and Instructional Design (Instructional Designer) located in the School of Nursing at SUNY Empire State College. This is a grant funded position with an expected end date of June 30, 2016. The…"
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Denise Passero added a discussion to the group Blended Learning Community Group

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Tell us about yourself (Who are you? What defines you? What makes you tick? What motivates you?)Denise Passero from FMCC. What defines me or makes me tick? God, I have been trying to figure that out for a long time. But I will say my three big things are a really great cup of coffee, the perfect pairing of a fine wine with any meal, and the occasional pint of Guinness. Beyond that I just love learning stuff.Tell us about your craft (What do you teach? What else have you done professionally? How…See More
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Erin Maney replied to Alexandra M. Pickett's discussion Job Openings
"Please share this posting with qualified individuals. This is a 9 month temporary posting to assist in our LMS migration efforts. An ability to work on campus in Oswego is mandatory. job link: Regards, Greg --  Greg…"
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Punished by innovation: The need for better focus on IMPLEMENTATION of educational technologies

Posted by Mark K. Warford, Ph.D. on October 13, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Nearly  two decades ago, educational innovation researcher, Gene Hall (1995), warned of a growing "development-implementation balance". The pace of innovation in educational technologies, on top of the increased accreditation and accountability demands placed on P-12 teachers and higher ed. instructors, suggests a need to slow down and think through the consequences of adoption decisions.

While it has been rightly criticized as a theoretical framework that is prone to determinism,…



Posted by Women mental health on October 26, 2013 at 5:03pm 0 Comments

Welcome! My name is Valentina Capponi, I'm a psychiatrist in Chile and I am doing a research trainee program in women mental health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston MA.

My interest is to build a system of communication between specialists from different countries working in this area. The objective is to create a partnership between hospitals that have a service specialized in women's mental health with training programs in this area, and other countries where this is still…


Who's on the other end?

Posted by John Thompson on November 25, 2010 at 10:25am 1 Comment

Once people hear I teach online, I've had a few ask me how I know it's the real student actually taking the online course (assignments, discussions...). What are the latest thoughts on maintaining academic integrity/honesty in making sure online students have not hired someone to take the course for them? There was a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece that raised some concerns.

Pulling back and looking at learning theories

Posted by Robert Piorkowski on October 21, 2010 at 10:34am 0 Comments

As a K12 teacher in my formative years, I remember taking education courses while I was teaching high school French to complete my masters. These were required for NYS certification as well as tenure. Like most young teachers, my first years in the classroom were filled with daily, "urgent" needs to have lessons and materials prepared for my students. When I would go to my… Continue

Research on authenticity of student work

Posted by Dan Feinberg on September 30, 2010 at 4:09pm 2 Comments

Online faculty (and the public at large) frequently have questions about how to maintain academic integrity in online classes. While research shows that people assume more cheating is happening online, there is no conclusive evidence that there is any difference in the amount of cheating that actually occurs...I thought this was an interesting paper on the subject: Assessment Design and Cheating Risk in Online Instruction (… Continue

Thanks for joining the community to help me test the site!

Posted by Alexandra M. Pickett on August 21, 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Hi! During this limited release of this site, i am looking for feedback, comments, suggestions, edits, clarifications that i need to make, broken links you may find... anything that will help improve the navigation and usefulness of the site.

I really appreciate your help.


Alex : )


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