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. One example: eportfolios dropped in one case because doing them decently was seen as too onerous. Anya asked us instead to see eportfolios as integrated into learning, and saving time from testing.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We have three great world-wide virtual conferences coming up in the next few months. Each is free to attend, and each has an emphasis on encouraging participation and presentations--even if you''ve never done so before. They are part of my Web 2.0 Labs projects, designed to provide spaces for great conversations around education. Everyone is encouraged to participate--you can present, attend, and/or volunteer to help! Learning 2.0 ( [link] ) August 20 - 24, 2012 Just announced!

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning 2.0 virtual conference is just around the corner (August 20 - 24 [link] ). We have an incredible lineup of keynote speakers and some GREAT practitioner sessions--AND there is still time for you to sign up to present (we hope you will do so)! Learning 2.0 is a free conference and is held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of five days. It is a unique chance to participate in a global conversation on rethinking teaching and learning in the age of the Internet.

20 years in e-learning

Mark Smithers

Universities buy digital repositories, collaboration tools, eportfolios, lecture capture tools, anti-plagiarism tools and all manner of online stuff that promises a beautiful user interface that will allow content to be created quickly and easily. Sadly the credential has traditionally been based on a time served model coupled with a an assessment of knowledge and understanding.

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2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Assessing Quality, Academic Rigor, and Innovation. Amanda Coolidge instructional designer Students as Creators or Makers: Tools to foster Higher-order Thinking Skills - Jeff Hoffart (@JeffHoffart) - TEDxYouth@BIS Team Teaching in a school which sometimes becomes a hostile environment for a teacher or how to teach in an ex-conflict area - Attila Nagy, LLM International Business Law 2:00pm Can MOOCs Really Make an Impact in the Developing World?

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? The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas! We have an absolutely terrific lineup of keynote speakers.

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