CERTIFICATION TIMES TWO
Learning Machine Technologies has made
it possible for education providers to issue both
Blockcerts and Open Badges. Open Badges, a
documentation system developed by the Mozilla
Foundation. is used to provide microcredentials;
Blockcerts, a system developed with the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, is used to provide digital
credentials such as transcripts and diplomas in tamper
-evident formats. Visit www.learningmachine.com.
GAMIFICATION FOR TEAMS
Learning platform provider Cypher Learning has
added Team Games to its learning management
system. NEO.In addition to being able to create
games and award badges for individual task
completion, teachers now can track student team
performance and the contributions of each team
member. Visit www.cypherlearning.com.
The McCombs School of Business at the University
of Texas at Austin has expanded its line of free,
research-based videos called Ethics Unwrapped.
The 29 new one-minute videos in the Scandals
Unlimited series include case studies and ethical
insights related to scandals that have occurred in
professions as varied as business, sports, and medicine.
The school also has added a new video on
implicit bias. Visit ethicsunwrapped.utexas.edu.
A new tool is now available to admissions professionals
who want to tailor their communications
to prospective graduate students. HigherYield.
developed by the Educational Testing Service,
combines ETS's GRE Search Service and TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language) Search
Service with Enrollment Marketing Platform. a tool
developed by consulting firm Liaison International.
HigherYield allows admissions staff to select
prospective applicants from a global database by
criteria such as demographics, location, discipline,
and test scores, in order to send more targeted, personalized
communications and generate stronger
response rates. Visit www.higheryield.org.