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Testing and the future of education: Anya Kamenetz on Future Trends Forum #6

Bryan Alexander

Indeed, Anya stated they educators are “fumbling” on qualitative assessment so far. Anya offered an anecdote, that some district-level benchmark tests are starting to get cut back by using software-based assessments. This works in a low-stakes settings, like a MOOC.

Three GREAT (and Free) Virtual Conferences Where You Can Attend, Present, or Volunteer!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Held over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones), there will likely be over 150 presentations. We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months.

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The Free Learning 2.0 Conference: Great Keynotes and Sessions and YOU!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

is a free conference and is held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of five days. The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ).

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In June of this year it was twenty years since I set up my first web server for delivering e-learning courses. Other highlights of the last twenty years are the growth of open education, open courses, connected, social and rhizomatic learning. Universities upgrade their LMS with the newer web technology (although generally significantly behind the UX of mainstream web sites) in the hope that this will make it super easy for academics to create online courses.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary?

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20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

In June of this year it was twenty years since I set up my first web server for delivering e-learning courses. Other highlights of the last twenty years are the growth of open education, open courses, connected, social and rhizomatic learning. Universities upgrade their LMS with the newer web technology (although generally significantly behind the UX of mainstream web sites) in the hope that this will make it super easy for academics to create online courses.

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