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▶ Seth Godin on Education Reform - YouTube

Seth Godin interviewed by Graham Brown-Martin about education reform Follow on Twitter @GrahamBM Blog: http://learning-reimagined.com Camera by Kevin Grant
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Seth Godin questionning what school is for in the 21st Century - we need to teach kids how to deal with things that might not work rather than how to do stuff we know will work. Arguing for flipped classrooms - maximising value of expensive/valuable time in school. Then goes on to look at University/College and what they offer that adds (sufficient) value.

 

The endpoint is a cop out - not my job to tell you how to bring about the change - I'm just telling you that there is a problem and what that problem is ...

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Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really.

Everything you know about curriculum may be wrong. Really. | Assessment | Scoop.it
“ What if the earth moves and the sun is at rest? What if gravity is just a special case of …”
Via ThomasPetra
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Curriculum is the flip side of assessment - hence posting this here. Great post. One of the errors I think we make is confusing remembering (or even understanding) information with knowledge, which is the ability to apply that understanding of information.
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Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentia...

Badges: New Currency for Professional Credentia... | Assessment | Scoop.it

Help Define the Future of Badge Initiative There is enormous potential for badge initiatives to fundamentally improve the “exchange” of value between educational institutions, learners, and employers.


Via Kenneth Doucet
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MOOC(?) on open badges starting 9-Sept-2013 - badges provide an interesting alternative to other forms of summarise assessment.

 

for some reason I don't understand it's scooped thar wrong thing - see https://badges.coursesites.com/ for the course info ...

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Learning with 'e's: Diversity or conformity?

Learning with 'e's: Diversity or conformity? | Assessment | Scoop.it
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A well informed rant about the problems of our industial model education system.

 

Totally agree re need to sort out assessment which is one of the main barriers to change in schools (and elsewhere).

 

Would people complain if the test that was being taught to measured the subjective well-being of the community I wonder ... 

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Zotero | Groups > e-assessment > Library

Zotero | Groups > e-assessment > Library | Assessment | Scoop.it
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that
helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then
share the results of your research.
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(Put it in the wrong place oringinally!)

Over 1,500 references related to e-assessment (horrible term) - often with links to the full articles. Wonderful resource.

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Learning Analytics: Leveraging Education Data [Infographic]

Learning Analytics: Leveraging Education Data [Infographic] | Assessment | Scoop.it
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Useful info graphic about Learning Analytics (using (big) data to support student progression), which shouldn't be confused with Social Learning Analytics (using big data to assess knowledge, skills and attributes)

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start_en [Digabi]

start_en [Digabi] | Assessment | Scoop.it
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Finland moving towards digital assessment in national exams - potentially transformative ...

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Buying iPads, Common Core Standards, and Computer-Based Testing

Buying  iPads, Common Core Standards, and Computer-Based Testing | Assessment | Scoop.it
The tsunami of computer-based testing for public school students is on the horizon. Get ready. For adults, computer-based testing has been around for decades. For example, I have taken and re-taken...
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Computer testing is driving up digital technology sales in schools according to Cuban. Will computer based tests simply replicate traditional tests or will they enable new approaches to assessment that reflect the ways in which 'digital tools' extend human capabilities and transform disciplines?
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Out With the Degree, In With the Badge: How Badges Motivate Learning And 7 Tips To Use It Right - InformED

Out With the Degree, In With the Badge: How Badges Motivate Learning And 7 Tips To Use It Right - InformED | Assessment | Scoop.it
"Catherine Lacey, a student at the University of Western Australia, is a Level 40 Hero in biology. That’s her ranking on OpenStudy, where she spends up to 30 hours per week answering homework questions posed by students around the world. Hero is the hardest badge to attain on the site, indicating considerable time spent helping other students. And Lacey doesn’t just help beginners—one of the many merit badges she’s earned from OpenStudy is for tutoring students in MIT open biology courses. Only 20 years old, Lacey says she hasn’t yet added..." --Saga Briggs Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/badges-in-education/#ixzz2cngA6H89
Via CTL - Regent Univ.
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Lengthy post providing a useful overview of/introduction to badges (as a for of assessment). A bit uncomfortable with their use of formative/summative/transformative assessment ... A badge is marker that you have achieved something (which may be a skill, knowledge, attitude or contribution). As such it is summative. That of course doesn't mean that you can't also provide feedback (formative) or that the intention behind the designers/awarder of the badge can't be transformative.
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Why We Need Digital Wisdom

Why We Need Digital Wisdom | Assessment | Scoop.it
Marc Prensky is the author of Brain Gain: Technology and the Quest for Digital Wisdom. Follow him @marcprensky. For today’s young people, using technology is as fundamental as reading was for their parents and grandparents.
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PeterT's curator insight, September 5, 2013 12:06 AM

Marc Prensky argues that "The unenhanced human is no longer the smartest thing on the planet." and that we need to rethink educational priorities. I agree, but didn't find his logic/argument that convincing - this was more assertion than evidence.

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Drat did it again and scooped this to the wrong place. Have moved it to Future Gazing http://www.scoop.it/t/future-gazing
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Originally scooped into Assessment where it doesn't fit too well ... :0}
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The school we'd like | The Guardian

zurich-school-competition
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This is the third (or is it the fourth) time that this competition has been run - with the first two incarnations resutling in books with the same title.

 

Lets hope we get some really insightful and radical entries this year - folk might find some of the provocations on the schome website helpful to stimulate thinking (http://www.schome.ac.uk/wiki/The_schome_vision).

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PeterT's curator insight, August 30, 2013 8:11 AM

This is the third (or is it the fourth) time that this competition has been run - with the first two incarnations resutling in books with the same title.

 

Lets hope we get some really insightful and radical entries this year - folk might find some of the provocations on the schome website helpful to stimulate thinking (http://www.schome.ac.uk/wiki/The_schome_vision).

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I scooped this into the wrong collection - sorry - wish there was an easy way to move scoops between collections ...
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Games, Standards, and Assessment: Staying out of the Toxic Mess (EdSurge News)

Games, Standards, and Assessment: Staying out of the Toxic Mess (EdSurge News) | Assessment | Scoop.it
In many of our schools today there
is a very tight fit among standards, testing and punitive accountability for
teachers and schools.
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Brilliant post (as you would expect) from James Paul Gee on games and assessment. This quote pretty much sums it up "We can use games to make a new toxic mess if we use them merely as a shiny new delivery device for old, bad ideas about teachers, testing and learning."

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Big Data Makes Its Mark on Schools—For Better or Worse

Big Data Makes Its Mark on Schools—For Better or Worse | Assessment | Scoop.it

Education advocates for years have marveled at the potential of Big Data. Schools collect so much information on students and their educations. The challenge has always been how to pool that data in a meaningful way to improve learning.


Via Nik Peachey
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Big data is coming - to avoid Big Brother each individual should own their own data (and thus permission should be needed from them for it to be used. In cases like this use should result in micro payments - why should companies profit from your personal data?)

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 2013 2:53 AM

This is going to be a big issue of th next few years. I can't say I like the way the information will be 'shared'.

Tony Parkin's curator insight, August 19, 2013 2:32 AM

Personal data on students shared with the commercial education sector by schools, without parental permission, becoming the US norm?