Comparing Open book exams And Closed book exams

Since the covid-shock, educational thinkers have been vigorously debating alternative assessment methods to suit the changed conditions. A 2016 systematic review(Medical Ed) comparing Open book exams vs Closed book exams(shared by David Carless) provided some insights about the use of open-book exams as an alternative to regular assessment methods. The review looked at six outcome categories: (1) … Continue reading Comparing Open book exams And Closed book exams

Goodhart’s Law & Metric Fixation

Following are 2 similar concepts which maybe useful for understanding rigid nature of measurement and evaluative cultures in organizations. Goodhart's Law suggest that, when a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.” I.e., when we set one specific goal, people will tend to optimize for that objective regardless of the consequences. … Continue reading Goodhart’s Law & Metric Fixation

Tweet: Feedback turned in to labeling and self-fulfilling-prophesy

This thought needs attention. Feedback is important but when feedback becomes labels its destructive. Students should not carry the burden of systemic labeling and the resultant self fulfilling prophecies which haunts them through out their life.#learning #education https://t.co/s6YStvB5B0— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) November 28, 2018@mbonardellihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F56hTKUk8j4   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2SkbLPqgMM

Tweet: Early evaluation,early feedback and early intervention for student success by @AliceSNKim

Early evaluation,early feedback and early intervention for student success; Driven from the conclusion that the grades students receive early in a course can be used to predict how they will score on a cumulative final exam. https://t.co/f4yUmzSSHr— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) November 4, 2018In the paper"Early, But Not Intermediate, Evaluative Feedback Predicts Cumulative Exam Scores in … Continue reading Tweet: Early evaluation,early feedback and early intervention for student success by @AliceSNKim