Category Archives: Assessment

Stop playing with that! Interactivity in learning

I’m working today on the new book around mobile learning. This following extract is from a section around ‘interactivity’ which i’m still working on. We play with things to learn about them. From our earliest efforts to perceive meaning in … Continue reading

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The value of being the same

Do you fit in? Are you average height? Can you cook a perfectly acceptable dinner? Are your sales figures firmly in the middle of the bell curve? Do you lead from the front or ride in the middle of the … Continue reading

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What are you proud of? Understanding how pride and motivation relate to learning and achievement.

My bike is sat in my hallway, gleaming and smelling faintly of oil. Just like new. Only it’s not new, it’s ten years old, it’s just had the service of it’s life. Dave, who carried out the service in his … Continue reading

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Easter Eggs and chocolate bunnies: reward in learning.

I engaged in that time honoured tradition yesterday of bribing a small child with chocolate to retain my status as ‘favourite uncle’. One of the joys when your friends start to have children is that you can become the irreverent … Continue reading

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Should access to learning be open to all? Meritocracy or equality in learning.

On what basis should organisations provide access to learning? Should it be meritocratic, whereby the most qualified and highly performing individuals get access to progressively more opportunities, advancing their way to the skills and behaviours needed in a homegrown leadership … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning Case Study: delivering compliance training and assessing the results.

There is a network of people around the globe who interact and contribute in our community here, but one of my US friends in particular always keeps me on the straight and narrow by asking me for case studies and … Continue reading

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How to measure the success of social learning. Challenges and ideas.

There’s been some discussion this week about creating parameters for the measurement of the effectiveness of social learning. It’s a good call to arms, because it’s all too easy to be busy creating solutions without stopping to think of the … Continue reading

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Ideas for writing multi choice questions. A broad view of assessment.

I am not a fan of multi choice questions. Any regular reader will know that it’s one of my least favourite types of so called assessment and one of the things that is most often poorly executed. And lest you … Continue reading

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Does assessment work? Or are we just asking people questions because ‘that’s what we’ve always done?

Assessment is a tricky thing. There are many different ways of doing it: some good, some bad and some just plain lazy. Whilst there is no definitive answer to the question ‘does assessment work’, there is certainly a truth that … Continue reading

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Testing our limits. Why making small mistakes is essential to learning.

Yesterday a friend was driving me to a meeting. I hope she will forgive me for using her driving as an example of how we learn. This particular friend has just learnt to drive (at the age of 25. I … Continue reading

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