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Want to eliminate cheating? Ask better questions

There was an excellent piece in The Conversation a week or so ago written by Beverley Oliver (@DVCEdDeakin) entitled, Proving knowledge by degrees: MOOCs and the challenge of assessment. The reference to MOOCs in the title is a useful device

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Posted in Authentic assessment, Creativity, Exemplary practice

The Five Minute University

This classic clip from a Father Guido Sarducci stand up routine was shown a couple of times as a conference I attended recently. Unfortunately, this caricature of the extent and depth of learning at university is not too far from

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Posted in Authentic assessment, Practical advice

Universities and the Brave New Academic World

Image source: telegraph.co.uk An article published in the UK Sunday Times at the weekend and republished in The Australian yesterday adds another name to the growing band of influential figures seriously challenging the notion of university education — at least

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Posted in Authentic assessment, Online learning

Beyond critical thinking

Michael Wesch of A Vision of Students Today fame gave a TEDx talk last year that I revisited the other day when I found myself (frustratingly) having to justify the case for authentic assessment. “But they’ll cheat won’t they?” is

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Posted in Authentic assessment, Creativity, Flexible delivery, Online learning, Social networking

OBOW exams at Wharton

This blog was pointed out me recently by Wing Lam which shows that OBOW-type exams are not something exclusive to U21Global.

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OBOW design principles

I gave a seminar today at U21G on OBOW (open book, open-web) examination design principles. The ppt file is pretty large (7.55MB), so I have also saved it in pdf format (still big at 2.51MB!). The main purpose of this

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Creating open book open web exams

I presented a paper on a methodology for authoring open book open web exams recently at the 2004 ASCILITE conference in Perth. A pdf version of my PowerPoint slides is available here.

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Posted in Academic literature, Theoretical rationale