Thursday, 28 February 2013

The promise of technology for education is that it can enable personalisation of learning. By that I mean that it will allow sequences of learning to be recommended for individual learners and that during the learning, a student's progress will be monitored and evaluated so that assistance can be given at the right time. At the end of the learning sequence, the student and her teacher will receive reports of what she has learned, with recommendations for next steps.

BUT, none of this is possible without assessment of learning both at the macro level (courses and sequences of instruction) combined with micro level assessments of what the student knows and can do right now (to allow for tutoring).

In this blog I want to explore the barriers and opportunities in this space.

Monday, 25 February 2013

I started this blog to muse about the evolving world of intelligent assessment, which is about assessing learning in electronic learning environments. However, knowing me, I'll probably stray off into other related topics as it evolves...

Here's a TED video that a friend and colleague reminded me about at the weekend, in which Daphne Koller talks about Coursera. Towards the end she talks about personalisation of learning which is what intelligent assessment is all about - Enjoy!