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LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT
Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset has become essential knowledge in education circles. The Stanford psychologist found that children who understand that their brains are malleable and can change when working through challenging problems can do better in school. Now, many school districts are attempting to teach growth mindset to their students. At the core of this practice is the idea of “productive failure” (a concept Dr. Manu Kapur has been studying for over a decade)* and giving students the time and space to work through difficult problems. Another key idea is to praise the process and effort a child puts in, not the final product... Read on!
Time to Assess Learning Outcomes in E-learning project intends to promote the internal consistency of online courses by using the ALOA model (Aligning Learning Outcomes and Assessment). The main goal of the project is to develop a web-based platform to help teachers and trainers decide on the e-assessment strategies to use in their online courses.
Open Badges are a way of assessing learning outcomes. Because learning happens everywhere it's often difficult to be recognized for skills and achievements that are gained outside of school (in non-formal education). Open Badges are solution to that problem by making it easy for anyone anywhere to issue, earn, and display badges. The results is the broad recognition of 21st century skills and experiences, unlocking of career and educational opportunities, and learners everywhere being able to level up in their lives and work.
MOOCs may have started out as an anarchic educational free-for-all, but as more schools move toward offering credit for these vast online courses, the expectations around assessing student performance are growing as rapidly as MOOCs themselves--with lots of questions yet to be answered. The article looks at the options of MOOC assessment.