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Dutton Digest, January 2023

January 15th, 2023

Yellowdig: the Engagement Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed

Finding ways to engage your students in thoughtful and provoking discussions has always been a challenge, not to mention difficult, especially when you must grade 120 responses that all seem to say the same thing. But what if you could engage your students in discussions that actually could be fun for everyone? There’s a bonus, too: the grading can be automated.

The technology is known as Yellowdig, and it’s received rave reviews from students in our courses this fall. The system gamifies online discussions to boost engagement and fun. View the Yellowdig website to learn more or contact Stevie Rocco (srx133) at Dutton for a demo.

A Glimpse into Ed Tech Trends For 2023

No matter what field you’re in, you can’t escape the need for integrating technology into your teaching and learning experiences (especially since the pandemic). But whether you’re tech-savvy or have a casual interest in ed tech, it’s important to be aware of the trends so you can think about how they could potentially impact your students’ learning experience. The article Technology Trends in Higher Education 2023 offers a list of top trends that are worth reviewing. If you decide to pursue integrating any of them into your courses, please let us know! We’d love to hear about your experience.

Microcredentialing and the Comprehensive Learner Record Standard

Microcredentialing has been around for a number of years, but there are many people who have yet to explore this fantastic opportunity for capturing your students’ competencies in a transferable format that provides far more detail than their transcripts. The Comprehensive Learner Record Standard is an important milestone in the microcredentialing initiative for higher education. View this article by IMS Global to learn more about the implications of this new standardized approach.