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Assessments in remote learning
The new medium of virtual and hybrid learning has pushed many educators to rethink the role of assessments in their lessons, alongside pushing new innovations such as the use of AI technology in marking. Along the way, educators have also discovered best practices for assessing students in an environment where remote and hybrid learning are likely to stay.
How can we craft assessments that are empathetic to students’ circumstances? What are ways to check students’ understanding and encourage their strengths? Join us next week for the last part of our three-part webinar series, Enhancing Remote Learning, where we hear from three outstanding Southeast Asian educators on how they adapted assessments to serve students during remote learning. Sign up for Enriching Remote Assessments here: https://bit.ly/EnrichingRemoteAssessments
Education in the Spotlight
The Straits Times: School’s out but learning is still in
Life lessons for students and teachers when they face disruptions from epidemics, riots and the coronavirus.
Brookings: What are the implications of assessing 21st century skills across diverse cultural contexts?
This recorded webinar highlights how the understanding of ‘universal skills’ such as problem-solving, collaboration, information literacy, and civics and citizenship may differ across cultural contexts.
EdSurge: Why this professor believes OER can make STEM more inclusive and affordable
Professor Wilson knows how to find high-quality Open Education Resource publications that deliver benefits like lower costs for students and reduce the onerous marking strain on professors.
The Conversation: 4 unexpected places where adults can learn science
Many national parks offer lecture series, nature walks and hands-on science projects for the public.
The Conversation: Librarians help students navigate an age of misinformation – but schools are cutting their numbers
Nearly 80% of high school students struggle to verify the credibility of a source, a 2016 study found.
EdSurge: Kids don’t always believe in climate science. Are schools miseducating them?
Scientists agree that climate change is real and urgent. But many kids in the U.S. aren’t so sure—even ones who have experienced its effects firsthand.
BBC News: How should we teach children about climate change?
Every year, Shamayel Zaidi, a school teacher in India, gives his new senior school students the same assignment: a presentation on one of three topics – consumer awareness, social issues or environmental sustainability.