The new breed of tools for building online portfolios: MyShowcase, ZESTi, others?

Interesting to see the latest generation of tools for building online portfolios & records of achievement. (zesti.com is another I’ve been looking at — if you know of more, please post in the comments) The recognition of learning and achievements outside institutional contexts has been a challenge that seems to have resisted solutions for at … Continue reading

Interview with @stephenheppell about future schools, including his “rule of 3” (http://goo.gl/WkzlW)

Here’s an excerpt from a fairly wide-ranging interview. It’s four months old now, but I’m guessing only a minority of those passing by this site will have seen it before… The quote, “Schools are full of things that our descendants will look back on and laugh out loud at”, seems especially plausible. Clipped from http://www.fastcodesign.com … Continue reading

Dadamac learners: social, online, self-directed, habitual and lifelong (via @Pamela_McLean)

Dadamac (http://www.dadamac.net/) works in Education and Development in Africa, connecting people in the UK (and elsewhere) with their grass-roots social networks in Africa and our online community. Here Pamela McLean (@Pamela_McLean) outlines the practical characteristics of her own learning, and asks, Are you a Dadamac learner? (I’m pretty sure I am) Clipped from dadamac.posterous.com “Dadamac … Continue reading