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Saturday
Mar042006

Assessment - by Jim Tognolini

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Is assessment valid? Should a student's progress be measured against their peers, or against their own development during the course? Should we "grade to the curve"? What does a "pass" mean?


This paper by Jim Tognolini outlines some of the background information that we need to improve assessment practices.

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Wednesday
Mar012006

Service Learning: from Curriculum to Volunteerism

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The students were enrolled in a class where they needed to learn Macromedia Flash. The lecturer saw this as an opportunity to get the students involved in voluntary welfare organisations - and learn Flash at the same time.


Read how it was done - and the outcomes.

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Tuesday
Feb282006

Disruptive Educational Technologies

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The MP3 player is an example of a disruptive technology. It has changed the music industry forever.


One example of an educational disruptive technology is e-Learning. What impact will it have on education? Will it send the traditional classroom into oblivion?

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Monday
Feb272006

Integrated IT Project

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The problem: Final year students with too many unrelated IT projects.


The solution: Integrate the projects into a single project - and get the students to work with companies to produce a "real-world" application.

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