The future of video tastes like Butter

Mozilla’s open video lab, WebMadeMovies, is experimenting at the frontier of video by pulling the web right into the action. The potential of Popcorn.js and Butter was on display this past weekend at Buttercamp, a one-day sprint that gathered filmmakers and hackers to ITP labs of New York’s Tisch School of the Arts.  The results — rounded up in this …

Recognizing skills that “machine-age” testing doesn’t get

Cathy’s Davidson’s “Why Badges Work Better than Grades“ post makes several important points I’d like to capture in our talking points for the Open Badges project going forward. Especially this one: Badges are simply another way, a more flexible way, of certifying a range of skills that our machine-age multiple choice mode of testing doesn’t fully comprehend — but that …