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elearnspace › What will universities monetize in the future?

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Do Clickers Beat PCs For Testing Students? -- InformationWeek

Do Clickers Beat PCs For Testing Students? -- InformationWeek | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Handheld devices typically used for informal polling and quizzes get attention as an alternative for digital testing, following online testing failures in several states.
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Mettl bets big on MOOCs assessment | ZDNet

Mettl bets big on MOOCs assessment | ZDNet | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) is a hot area in the education sector and Mettl wants a share of the pie, touting its test platform leaves no scope for copying or cheating.
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Evidence against the use of automated essay grading

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 30, 2013 6:02 AM

Really, can this be a surprise?

John Purificati's comment, April 30, 2013 7:00 AM
Really ??I'll bet these same folks spent millions of dollars to find out if it was possible to dehydrate water.
Chris Carter's comment, April 30, 2013 8:02 AM
You mean it's not possible?!? Man! I just bought some seriously bad stock.
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College Degree, No Class Time Required

College Degree, No Class Time Required | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
University of Wisconsin will grant bachelor's degrees based on a person's knowledge as demonstrated in online tests, not on class time or credits, the first such offering from a public university system.
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Is prior learning assessment coming of age?

Is prior learning assessment coming of age? | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

This excellent article discusses new developments in prior learning assessment: ‘The granting of college credit for learning that occurs outside of the academic setting’
There are several factors that are driving a renewed interest in prior learning assessment, which has been around for many years:

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The corridor of uncertainty: Rethinking assessment

The corridor of uncertainty: Rethinking assessment | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

I'm heading down to Granada in Spain next week to attend the EFQUEL Innovation Forum, which I'm also involved in organising. I'm looking forward especially to hosting a session on Thursday afternoon (6 Sept) entitled Rethinking Educational Assessment which you are welcome to join as a web conference via Adobe Connect.

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Feeding Forward: the role of the participatory web in formative ass...

Feeding Forward the role of the participatory web in formative assessmenthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/99771506@N00/5791228...
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Six Ways to Look at Badging Systems Designed for Learning | Online Leadership Program

Six Ways to Look at Badging Systems Designed for Learning | Online Leadership Program | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

For over four years, Global Kids has developed badging systems within, after and outside of schools. We are currently designing a badging system for dozens of civic and cultural institutions within the Hive Learning Networks in New York City and Chicago, as well as throughout our organization. We have had a frontline view of the growing interest which has emerged over the past year in the development of badging systems across a wide range of formal and informal learning environments.


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Grading with Voice on an iPad

Grading with Voice on an iPad | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

One of the frustrating things I found in teaching online last semester was the lack of direct contact with students. The class felt impersonal, despite my efforts to give it life.

I found that especially frustrating when I graded assignments. The feedback seemed cold and distant, even as I as I tried to point out strong areas of writing and multimedia projects.

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Technology Challenges and the Move to Online Assessments

Technology Challenges and the Move to Online Assessments | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Two consortia of states are paving the way for online assessment of Common Core State Standards by 2014. But will your district be up to speed?
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Digitize and Assess Student Work with ThreeRing

Digitize and Assess Student Work with ThreeRing | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Born out of Startup Weekend EDU in Washington DC last fall, ThreeRing has been hard at work over the past few months transforming its initial idea and prototype into a working application and a brand new startup. Earlier this month, ThreeRing launched its open beta with two apps -- one for Android (link) and one for iPhone (link) -- available in their respective mobile app stores.

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Formative Assessment Infographic

Formative Assessment Infographic | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
I've had a great time preparing my formative assessment infographic to show ideas for assessment with and without the aide of technology. Do you have ideas for formative assessment? Please share in...

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Thank you, James, Felix, Pauline, and robinwb!
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Thank you, James, Felix, Pauline, and robinwb!
Chris Carter's comment, August 7, 2013 5:10 PM
Thank you, Allison and Diana!
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EssayTagger.com - Transform assessment, transform education

EssayTagger.com - Transform assessment, transform education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
EssayTagger is a web-based tool that helps teachers grade essays faster by eliminating the repetitive and inefficient aspects of grading papers. EssayTagger is not an auto-grader. You still do all the grading yourself, but now you can do it faster!
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Why Students Should Fear Grade Inflation - OnlineUniversities.com

Why Students Should Fear Grade Inflation - OnlineUniversities.com | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Grade inflation rears its ugly head.

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Pearson Acquires Learning Catalytics, a Cloud-Based Assessment System - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Pearson Acquires Learning Catalytics, a Cloud-Based Assessment System - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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New online learning tool brings 'the crowd' into homework assignments - MIT News Office

New online learning tool brings 'the crowd' into homework assignments - MIT News Office | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
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Writing Multiple Choice Questions For Higher Order Thinking

Writing Multiple Choice Questions For Higher Order Thinking | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Use multiple-choice questions to measure critical thinking, such as analysis, evaluation and interpretation. Before and After examples.
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Online courses 'real world' exams

Online courses 'real world' exams | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Harvard and MIT's online university, edX, forms a partnership with Pearson to provide a global network of invigilated exam centres.
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Are They Learning Or Cheating? Online Teaching's Dilemma

Are They Learning Or Cheating? Online Teaching's Dilemma | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Online-teaching pioneers such as Coursera and Udacity are beaming top professors' lessons into students' homes worldwide, while slashing costs, getting rid of stuffy lecture halls and improving public access.
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7 Things You Should Know About Badges

7 Things You Should Know About Badges | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Badges are digital tokens that appear as icons or logos on a web page or other online venue. Awarded by institutions, organizations, groups, or individuals, badges signify accomplishments such as completion of a project, mastery of a skill, or marks of experience. Learners fulfill the issuer-specific criteria to earn the badge by attending classes, passing an exam or review, or completing other activities, and a grantor verifies that the specifications have been met and awards the badge. Numerous groups, organizations, community projects, and web entities currently issue badges, and they are gaining currency in higher education as well. Although many details remain for badges to be broadly accepted, they represent a different approach to credentials, one that places the focus on individual students and their learning accomplishments.

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More on Badges and Assessment

With apologies to psychometricians who may read, let me set some vernacular context for additional thoughts (prompted originally by Dan Hickey‘s, and then Alex Halavais’, writing) regarding my own thinking on badges and assessment.

It is beyond argument that we cannot crack open a learner’s head, insert a magnifying glass, and make direct, error-free observations of what the learner “knows.” Since we can’t actually take a “direct” measure of what someone knows, we collect evidence that allows us to increase or decrease our beliefs about the likelihood that they know, or are able to do, something.

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The Next Generation of Testing – No Testing At All

The Next Generation of Testing – No Testing  At All | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When is a test not a test? Apparently when you don’t realize that it is a test.
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The End Of Multiple Choice? The Quest To Create Accurate Robot Essay Graders

The End Of Multiple Choice? The Quest To Create Accurate Robot Essay Graders | Educational Technology in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What if a computer could accurately grade student essays? It could change the way we test students (and the way they're taught). And a new $100,000 competition is trying to spark auto-grading innovation.
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