A first-year experience course at the University of Notre Dame offered the opportunity to develop and test a next generation digital learning environment based on the five dimensions described in an EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative report.
G. Alex Ambrose serves as Professor of the Practice and Associate Director of ePortfolio Assessment in the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Notre Dame. He holds the rank of Associate Special Professional Faculty with a concurrent appointment in the Education, Schooling, and Society Department, and he is a fellow of the Institute for Educational Initiatives. As a Digital Learning Research Scientist, his research focuses on next-generation assessment, including ePortfolios, digital badges, and learning analytics. Alex's work has been published in a range of academic and technology-based journals and has earned him the 2015 Campus Technology Innovator Award as well as recognition by Google, IBM, USAID, and the Bill and Melinda Gates and National Science Foundations. He comes with over a decade of teaching experience ranging from diverse suburban and inner-city Blue Ribbon elementary schools to higher education institutions in private, state, and community colleges—face-to-face, fully online, and hybrid. He regularly serves as an educational developer, consultant, and evaluator for grants, programs, and universities. Check out my Professional ePortfolio at www.gAlexAmbrose.com
Over the past year, the University of Notre Dame's Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning and the Office of Digital Learning designed five different Credly Open Badges across three edX MOOCs and issued them to 233 learners around the globe. Here they share what they discovered.