Encouraging worker engagement and ongoing professional development with mLearning and Gamification

Encouraging worker engagement and ongoing professional development with mLearning and Gamification

Introduction

I have a confession. I fiddle with my phone at work. We all do this from time, throughout the day, when we’re bored, or our brain is mush, when we’re stuck/blocked, or just when we need a change of pace or break. It’s compulsive (damn you variable ratio schedule of reinforcement!)

The companies we work for don’t tend to like this so much (something about productivity), which is why…

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The Goodness of God and the Problem of Evil: Series Introduction

The Goodness of God and the Problem of Evil: Series Introduction

We live today in a world where faith and the faithful are under nearly constant attack in media and in general public discourse. Some of this is self-inflicted, a response to misdeeds by supposedly religious figures, while some of it is simply the skeptical spirit of the age. It is not an easy time to be a believer, and even in the strongest, doubts appear in the mind from time to time.

One of…

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What is the biggest change in Web development in the last 10 years?

Answer by Amogh Talpallikar:

JavaScript got simpler

Browser got smarter

Making your company’s website got easier



OpenSource became a lot cooler!

OAuth became mainstream

Web became more flexible with API based development

GUI got faster, stronger, better and fancier

Agile Development broke the niche

Cloud brought cheap computing powerhouse to developers

Wrapper over cloud made code deployment hassle-free


Web standard upgrade provided lots of power to the browsers

Mobile became common, The internet could fit in your pocket!

Distributed computing became a household name.
NoSQL movement started!



Web-pages turned one step closer to desktop apps

The future is functional programming!

                                
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Swimming an Ocean: Motivation and Persistence in Massive Open Online Courses

Swimming an Ocean: Motivation and Persistence in Massive Open Online Courses

Introduction

As I’ve discussed in a number of recent posts, MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses are a big phenomenon lately. A big issue of discussion with regards to MOOCs is the question of how to support motivation and persistence in Massive Open Online Courses.

This is a form of learning that works very well for certain groups of learners, but, traditionally, not so well for others. This…

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On MOOCs and Accreditation

On MOOCs and Accreditation

Recently Udacity, one of the major MOOC providers, announced that, in a shift in focus, it is eliminating certificates of completion for non-paying students. The free students can still look at materials and take part in activities, but if they want anything to show for it, the only option is to pay $150 a month as a verified student. The basic pdf certificates of completion that used to be made…

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