Nonprofits Could Benefit from Facebook Changes September 23, 2011; Source: Chronicle of Philanthropy | Sometimes change can be unsettling, but it sounds like Facebook’s plans to make some dramatic platform changes could serve as an advantage for those in the nonprofit sector. Facebook announced this week that the way the newsfeed and postings are organized will soon undergo transformation. Instead of presenting a chronological order of updates from friends and “liked” pages, Facebook will soon integrate a system based on algorithms. Can Serious Games Contribute to Developing and Sustaining 21st Century Skills? Margarida Romero, Université Laval, 2320 rue des Bibliothèques, local 1112, Québec, Canada G1V 0A6. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract
Social Responsibility: It's Not Just for Brands Anymore John C. Havens is the founder of The H(app)athon Project and author of the upcoming book H(app)y -- The Value of Well Being in a Digital Economy (Tarcher/Penguin, 2014). He can be reached @johnchavens. It’s 2015 and you’re trying to get into an exclusive Soho club. You fidget while the bouncer holds his smartphone to your face. Learn Dance Party Grades 2+ | Blocks Imagine a World Minecraft Hour of Code online sustainable development games « A recent posting on the socialissuegames list highlighted a number of online games now available focusing on issues of sustainable development. Most are aimed at youth and young adults, and almost fall into the category of what might be termed “advocacy” or “consciousness raising” games rather than educational simulations—that is, they present a view that highlights key normative, social, and economic issues, but don’t necessarily involve a very detailed or realistic view of how particular economic or policy processes operate. nevertheless, many are quite useful in highlighting what these sorts of serious games can do, and several are quite enjoyable too. I haven’t played through all of them yet, but here is a quick sampler:
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Serious Games The Homeland Guantanamos website offers an embedded Flash game designed to highlight the plight of immigrant detainees in U.S. custody. Users will take on the role of a journalist posing undercover as an Immigrant Detention Center Guard in order to solve the death of 52-year old Guinea immigrant Boubacar Bah. A friendly detainee inside will aid the investigation as you tour the facility in search of clues.
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Community Clash - MeYou Health Community Clash was born out of a White House-led challenge called the Community Health Data Initiative (CHDI). CHDI was a collaboration that encouraged innovators to use community health data to create applications that raise awareness around how communities are performing in the realm of health and inspire actions to help improve health. MeYou Health was asked to participate by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and our solution was to develop a health data game – one that was free of dense statistics and made it easy to explore the health metrics that characterize communities. We began by integrating multiple sources of data – the Healthways Well-Being Assessment (WBA), the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index (WBI), traditional community metrics promoted by the CHDI, and Twitter conversations about health. From there, we created a card game that allowed users to compare health metrics for different cities.
5 Tips To Build An Instructional Design Portfolio Having a carefully crafted instructional design online portfolio can put you at a significant advantage when it comes to leaving a lasting impression on potential employers and clients. In this article, I'll share some helpful tips on building an instructional design online portfolio that effectively showcases your expertise and talents. There's no rule that says you should have a carefully crafted Instructional Design portfolio on-hand when trying to find eLearning jobs. However, as the saying goes, “you only get one chance to make a first impression”, and properly showing off your talents, skills, and experience with an online portfolio gives you the opportunity to prove that you have what it takes to create winning eLearning courses.
Top 8 eLearning and EdTech Trends for 2015 We here at DigitalWits spent the past four months talking with people in large companies, elearning agencies, corporate training departments, human resources, recruiting, edtech-focused venture capitalist firms, staffing agencies, instructional designers (both full-time and freelance) and our own clients over the past year to come up with our 2015 eLearning Trends Forecast. We identified eight key trends. Some of the trends didn’t surprise us, as we’ve had our eye on these for a while. But there were some—dealing with instructional designers--that had us snapping our heads back in a double-take. 1.