Assessment

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By David Theo Goldberg 03/06/2012 - 8:50am Comments
There has been much ado the past week or so about whether badges can offer a viable means for assessing learning. It has been boisterous on both sides. Badge evangelists such as the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (with which those of us at...
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By David Theo Goldberg 03/06/2012 - 8:50am Comments
There has been much ado the past week or so about whether badges can offer a viable means for assessing learning. It has been boisterous on both sides. Badge evangelists such as the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (with which those of us at...
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By David Theo Goldberg 03/06/2012 - 8:50am Comments
There has been much ado the past week or so about whether badges can offer a viable means for assessing learning. It has been boisterous on both sides. Badge evangelists such as the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (with which those of us at...
Threading the Needle Between Skepticism and Evangelism Blog Image
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By David Theo Goldberg 03/06/2012 - 8:50am Comments
There has been much ado the past week or so about whether badges can offer a viable means for assessing learning. It has been boisterous on both sides. Badge evangelists such as the Mozilla Open Badge Infrastructure (with which those of us at...
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By Cathy Davidson 11/03/2009 - 8:16am Comments
“A wacko holding forth on a soapbox.  If Ms. Davidson just wants to yammer and lead discussions, she should resign her position and head for a park or subway platform, and pass a hat for donations.” That is an example of some of the...
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By Cathy Davidson 11/03/2009 - 8:16am Comments
“A wacko holding forth on a soapbox.  If Ms. Davidson just wants to yammer and lead discussions, she should resign her position and head for a park or subway platform, and pass a hat for donations.” That is an example of some of the...
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By Cathy Davidson 11/03/2009 - 8:16am Comments
“A wacko holding forth on a soapbox.  If Ms. Davidson just wants to yammer and lead discussions, she should resign her position and head for a park or subway platform, and pass a hat for donations.” That is an example of some of the...
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By Cathy Davidson 02/08/2010 - 12:20pm Comments
Let’s try a thought experiment.   Let’s assume we live in a culture where all forms of educational achievement tests have been banned and no one is allowed to assign a letter or numerical grade for anything.   How would we...
A Thought Experiment: Why grade? Why test? What if? Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 05/10/2010 - 9:55am Comments
Meanwhile, back at the pedagogical ranch...You may remember that back in November I reported on my experiment in grading, combining the long tradition of contract grading with what I call “crowdsourced grading.”  Since I was already...
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By Cathy Davidson 05/10/2010 - 9:55am Comments
Meanwhile, back at the pedagogical ranch...You may remember that back in November I reported on my experiment in grading, combining the long tradition of contract grading with what I call “crowdsourced grading.”  Since I was already...
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By Cathy Davidson 05/10/2010 - 9:55am Comments
Meanwhile, back at the pedagogical ranch...You may remember that back in November I reported on my experiment in grading, combining the long tradition of contract grading with what I call “crowdsourced grading.”  Since I was already...
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By Cathy Davidson 07/26/2010 - 8:40am Comments
At HASTAC, we’ve been very excited this month to be one of the “community partners” for the upcoming Mozilla Drumbeat Festival: Learning, Freedom and the Open Web taking place in Barcelona, Nov. 3-5. The MacArthur Foundation is one of the...
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By Cathy Davidson 12/20/2010 - 8:50am Comments
I’m not teaching a class this term.  I’m doing something lots harder.  I am making a collaborative, peer-led experience available to students.  There are six of them: three graduate students, two undergraduate students, and one...
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By Cathy Davidson 12/20/2010 - 8:50am Comments
I’m not teaching a class this term.  I’m doing something lots harder.  I am making a collaborative, peer-led experience available to students.  There are six of them: three graduate students, two undergraduate students, and one...
Peer Learning Isn’t Easy (But Some Days It’s Amazing) Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 12/20/2010 - 8:50am Comments
I’m not teaching a class this term.  I’m doing something lots harder.  I am making a collaborative, peer-led experience available to students.  There are six of them: three graduate students, two undergraduate students, and one...
Peer Learning Isn’t Easy (But Some Days It’s Amazing) Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 12/20/2010 - 8:50am Comments
I’m not teaching a class this term.  I’m doing something lots harder.  I am making a collaborative, peer-led experience available to students.  There are six of them: three graduate students, two undergraduate students, and one...
Peer Learning Isn’t Easy (But Some Days It’s Amazing) Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 01/31/2011 - 8:55am Comments
There are as many reasons to teach as there are reasons to learn.  One reason item-response testing (the twentieth-century’s dominant method of testing) is so deficient is that it tends to reduce what we teach to content (especially in the...
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By Cathy Davidson 01/31/2011 - 8:55am Comments
There are as many reasons to teach as there are reasons to learn.  One reason item-response testing (the twentieth-century’s dominant method of testing) is so deficient is that it tends to reduce what we teach to content (especially in the...
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By Cathy Davidson 01/31/2011 - 8:55am Comments
There are as many reasons to teach as there are reasons to learn.  One reason item-response testing (the twentieth-century’s dominant method of testing) is so deficient is that it tends to reduce what we teach to content (especially in the...
Why Teach? Blog Image
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By Cathy Davidson 01/31/2011 - 8:55am Comments
There are as many reasons to teach as there are reasons to learn.  One reason item-response testing (the twentieth-century’s dominant method of testing) is so deficient is that it tends to reduce what we teach to content (especially in the...
Why Teach? Blog Image