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Friday
Mar102006

Blended Language Learning

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In this article, the authors advocate a blended approach involving face-to-face and on-line methodologies to the teaching of English language. They suggest a learning design that makes the most of the two approaches.

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Thursday
Mar092006

Effective Design Principles For Activity-Based Learning

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A learning object can provide the learner with an activity that brings together thinking, doing and learning. In this paper, Daniel Churchill discusses how learning objects can be designed for effective learning in science and engineering.

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Tuesday
Mar072006

Guide for Good Practice in Assessment

assessmentScenario: I am asked to create the final examination.


Issues: Am I the right person to write the questions for this examination? Am I ready? What should I include (and leave out) of the exam? How hard should I write it? How hard should I grade it?

Help, I'm lost!

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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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