August 19, 2013
Israeli education minister drops standardized tests
August 18, 2013
"National standardized tests harm schools, create 'league table' culture, ministry says in statement. 'We veered from learning to measuring,' Minister Piron claims." U.S. states and other governmnents will follow. We will always measure - that's what learning anslytics is about - but standardized testing will be a relic of the past. Via Doug Belshaw.
In Shadow Of MOOCs, Open Education Makes Progress
David F. Carr,
August 17, 2013
Longish post summarizing a panel discussion on MOOCs held recently at the annual distance education conference in Madison, Wisconsin. The post is mostly focused on a description of panelist Richard Baraniuk's account of OpenStax, a successor project to Rice University's Connexions project. Also mentioned is a presentation from Ray Schroeder, who claims MOOCs have been held for the last 11 years.
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