Equity and Digital Literacies | New Haven Independent (New Haven Independent)
Josiah Brown, a volunteer member of the board of the Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven, sent this account of an event in which the Coalition was involved. On...
Even the best of us can make security mistakes. Here @amriad and I present on digital equity and I leave the temporary wifi account credentials on the board. Did not think about audience members and journalists taking pictures and live tweeting.
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I love the Wild West of badging. Let communities establish their own credentialing pathways around the values of learning they share.

For businesses and employability these credentials will be linked to observable skills. It’s what they value.

By headless LMS I mean the web. I want students to own their domain and own their data. Focus more on presence than portfolios really. The system becomes the api driven community that lives on top.

We keep the mark up as simple as possible to help parse evidence and let machine learning do much of the work in many fields. Writing, math, etc. We are talking patterns that machines will always be better at.

Let humans focus on the feedback that drive growth and build systems that can track that growth.

In the end a credential is just an Authority saying you have the skills to accomplish something. It is a dichotomous measure. Even if it is awarded on a range of scores in a rubric. You either have it or you don’t.

What badges do now is allow that evidence and criteria to explicitly linked. (I know folks hate the baggage of the , but using “credential” is such a PITA on the backend, documentation, and auth process I shy away… I will argue definitions with academics over engineers any day)

IndieWeb Course Template (glitch.com)
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Included list of files
description of values,
feel free to check it out,

If you want to join us for Digital Teaching and Learning II I am offering the class for credit or for free to anyone. It will begin in late July. Gonna be fun. Keep watching.

Firefox Screenshots (screenshots.firefox.com)
Intuitive screenshots baked right into the browser. Capture, save and share screenshots as you browse the Web using Firefox.
Got a ways to go, but at its essence this the layout I want. I will alternate colors of each section and then use a grid system to build this in CSS Grid: http://edu307syllabus.networkedlearningcollaborative.com/

With time I should be able to strip everything away, knock over somebody else’s blocks and build the castle I want.

Really excited about CSS Grid. So much more conceptually easy to grasp than floats, displays, etc. So much lighter and eventually easier than Bootstrap.

CSS Grid Layout + Firefox = ❤️ (mozilladevelopers.github.io)
CSS Grid Layout is a game-changer for web developers. Learn more about CSS Grid and the CSS Grid Layout panel in Firefox.
I just discovered Firefox Developer Edition. OMG best CSS Grid tutorial ever combined with an amazing console along the way. Be able to make my microformat compatible syllabus before classes start Monday (maybe)
Certification and Master's Degree Programs (southernct.edu)
I am excited to announce the post-baccalaureate certification programs At Southern Connecticut State University. We had no idea the demand for a ceritifcation pathway after Bachelor’s would be this strong. If you have thought about becoming a teacher please reach out.

I also undertook efforts to build the web pages for these programs.

I removed the circle imagess I had. The page load for 12 unnecessary images wasn’t worth it. While the pictures wouldn’t fail the Taft test and did provide models for our prospective students I worry about the data plans many of our students live under. Every bit I can do to help counts.

On the pages themselves I went with an Accordion Table. Long term university catalog and department pages should populate from the same database. Until then I tried to give the pages the exact same navigational feel. I also added links to our road maps, information about our scholarships, and screenshot instructions on how to apply to the program.