Mark Otter

Mark Otter

Mark Otter is the CEO of Participate. He is a former educator passionate about community-based learning and digital badging.

Posts by Mark Otter

How a museum is shaping the future of learning and educator upskilling

The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), a nationally recognized leader in creative approaches to STEM learning, partnered with Participate to build an online learning community for educators around The Pack--an open world video game that builds computational thinking (CT) competencies. …

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Participate’s newest update: Groups!

At Participate, we believe learning is a social activity, and we’re constantly looking for ways to improve the social learning opportunities within our Communities of Practice (CoP) platform. We’re thrilled to share the newest update: Groups!

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Need an LMS? Sadlier scaled its impact with Participate instead

When you first join the Sadlier Community of Practice or sign up for its online curriculum, you’re immediately greeted with a friendly message from Steve, the community facilitator and Senior Director of Digital Catechesis for Sadlier Publishing.

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From silos to squads: Building an organization focused on equitable collaboration

When you jump into a Zoom call with Participate, you’ll notice a couple of things: Julie is likely walking around in her backyard, Molly is quick to be the most stylish person on the call and I’m showing the latest progression of my quarantine man bun. Most everyone is laughing, and 2 …

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How educators benefit from micro-credentialing systems

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6 Things you need to know about micro-credentials for professional development

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  Today’s classrooms use a variety of learning approaches, some formal like lectures and some informal like watching videos.

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