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India’s chalk and talk problem

Image source: sidedish.dmagazine.com There was an interesting piece in the The Chronicle of Higher Education earlier this month entitled India’s Company Classrooms Challenge ‘Chalk and Talk’ Colleges. The reason it is interesting, is that I’m not entirely sure the corporate

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Authentic assessment and online learning

The extract below is taken from Deden and Herrington (2002), ‘Strategic issues shaping online adoption’, a paper presented at the HERDSA conference that year. The full paper is available here. Constructivist approaches to learning have placed a great deal of

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The Case for Authentic Assessment

For a concise (<1500 words) introduction to the topic of authentic assessment, read the following article by Wiggins: Wiggins, Grant (1990). The case for authentic assessment. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation, 2(2). Retrieved March 7, 2004 from http://PAREonline.net/getvn.asp?v=2&n=2 WHAT IS

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