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A Test for the Test Makers

Publicado en OLDaily el 13/04/2021

Jon Marcus, Education Next, Apr 13, 2021
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This article points to the difficulties standardized testing companies like the College Board and ACT are having in the U.S. as people question the results, reliability and fairness of tests like the SATs. At the same time it describes the College Board's efforts to expand into...

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J. McKenzie Alexander, London School of Economics and Political Science, Apr 13, 2021
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One way of supporting cooperation is to increase the cost of communication, making dishonesty more risky. This paper discusses an alternative whereby we can decrease the cost of communication by making dishonesty less profitable....

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J. McKenzie Alexander, London School of Economics and Political Science, Apr 13, 2021
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One way of supporting cooperation is to increase the cost of communication, making dishonesty more risky. This paper discusses an alternative whereby we can decrease the cost of communication by making dishonesty less profitable....

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Changing Paths, Changing Priorities

Publicado en OLDaily el 13/04/2021

Derek Turner, BCcampus, Apr 13, 2021
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One thing of note here is the disclaimer, which is the first of its kind I've seen. Derek Turner in this post describes how the pandemic has shifted his perspective on his research data. For example, "As interesting as comparing changes in affective learning between traditional field...

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Peter Tregear, Academic Matters, Apr 12, 2021
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The thing that has always puzzled me most about academic freedom is why it should apply to academics and nobody else. True, we all have certain rights to free speech, but for the rest of us, this can come at the cost of losing our jobs. Now to be clear, academic freedom isn't "...

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Tom Woodward, Bionic Teaching, Apr 12, 2021
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If you ever want to feel humble as a specialist in learning technology, look at long lists of applications. Behind each is a team, a vision, a niche, a market, a community, and a perspective. Open up Domain of One's Own (or any web hosting provider) and you'll see a huge list...

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Ed Tech Digest, Apr 12, 2021
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I'm linking to this because it's quite a large list of products and services, along with a few speakers and consultants, in the ed tech space. Awards, of course, are primarily a marketing tool, both for the award provider and those receiving awards (the CBC's Terry O'Reilly has a good recent podcast episode on the...

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Jeremy Chapman, YouTube, Apr 12, 2021
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This video was mentioned on Windows Weekly and I thought it was worth sharing. In only six minutes Jeremy Chapman describes how to set up a Word document to function as a teleprompter and how to arrange the...

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A brief history of organoids

Publicado en OLDaily el 12/04/2021

Claudia Corrò, Laura Novellasdemunt, Vivian S.W. Li, American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology, Apr 12, 2021
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We usually think of growing cell cultures on a flat...

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Erica Johnson, CBC News, Apr 12, 2021
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"The app, called Blip, generates a geofence — a virtual boundary, created by the employer using GPS — that detects when an employee enters or leaves... Companies that make similar apps — such as...

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