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PhD Round Table – Teachers assessment in DojoIBL

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What is the ‘PhD Round Table’ initiative at TELi?   The PRT is an informal meeting that takes place in the TELi department every two weeks and it only has one item in the agenda. Each session a PhD brings to the table a question/concern/idea/problem (you name it…), which is discussed at least for an hour. The participation is not mandatory but it is highly appreciated. The PRT goals are: (1) to increase the intellectual discussions within the TELi group, (2) to raise awareness about others topics and (3) to brainstorm and to discuss different perspectives to a problem. My…

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Scalable assessment and feedback in Open Online Education (OOE)?

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A growing challenge in education is to facilitate high-quality education for an increasing number of students. Within online education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are a great example of courses that are challenged by high student numbers when trying to support them. How can MOOCs provide high quality learning activities to high student numbers without increasing teacher time and without cutting down on quality?

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i have taught you well young grasshopper.

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I have taught at many different schools and I can tell you that being a great teacher is about adapting to your ‘grasshoppers‘. Teachers have the complex of job fine-tuning their education for students with various preferences and needs. We have to determine how our students learn best to make them better ‘grasshoppers‘.   Mr. Miyagi taught his student fundamental ‘wax on – wax off‘ skills before teaching their context and application. Mr. Miyagi assessed his student and found that these fundamental skills needed to be developed because every student has individual needs and a good teacher adapts to these needs. What if I can make a tool for textual…

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Growing and watering plants: “Assessment for learning” complex skills with video-enhanced rubrics

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Looking at the difference between formative and  summative assessment the Ministry of Education in New Zealand uses a striking ‘garden’ analogy, with children setting the stage as ‘plants’. In this analogy, Summative assessment  is described as the process of measuring and comparing performances with the aim to reach a decision or a judgement, e. g. passing an exam or selecting suitable candidates for an educational program. Although these processes are interesting themselves, they do not affect the growth of the plant. In the contrary, formative assessment is compared with growing and watering the plants appropriate to their needs, thus directly…

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