Cambridge Assessment: Professor William H. Schmidt about What we have learned from 60 years of big transnational surveys

Professor William H. Schmidt (@bschmidt_msu) from the USA. Bill is a leading thinker and mover on international comparisons, and his original thinking on the means of drawing lessons from the big international surveys – particularly TIMSS – has produced ground-breaking insights into the operation of education systems. At this seminar (the first to be held at …

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Dylan Wilian: There Is No Such Thing as a Valid Test

Dylan explains why it is not correct to say that a test is valid and also share some interesting reflections about reliablity and bias in testing. The video and the audio with questions and answers are available at Learning Sciences Dylan Wiliam Center.     A twitter discussion started by Crispin Weston (@crispinweston) to argue that …

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Teaching in a Digital Age by A.W. (Tony) Bates

I strongly recommend this open textbook “Teaching in a Digital Age – Guidelines for designing teaching and learning for a digital age” written by Tony Bates and shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. The book is available for downloading in PDF

e-assessment: Interesting data about typing versus handwriting in exams

Surfing the web looking for some e-assessment references for my next task in the subject of ‘Researching method in e-learning‘, I arrived to an Australian project called Transforming exams. There I found a PDF paper titled ‘e-Exams: 2014 UQ Trial outcomes‘ with interesting data about two interesting issues: One is the reasons given by students …

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