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Notes from recent #education conference #ascilite2015

Here are some highlights from my point of view arising from the ascilite 2015 conference - see the schedule here: http://www.2015conference.ascilite.org/#schedule A traditional smoking ceremony opened the conference. One project from the opening day of workshops showed a significant positive difference in engagement with a technology enabled activity when a) it is assessed and b) when students have experience with the tool. There are a number of analytics modules for Moodle in development, or already out there. Macquarie University has been developing another. Deakin is moving further ahead with badges, in this case badges for leadership skills. Have a look for this interesting report: Establishing a framework for transforming student engagement, success and retention in higher education institutions. An OLT funded project. My biggest take home: Jeff Gomez, the guy who designed one of my favorite games "Turok: Dinosaur Hunter" and someo