Developing Assessments for Learning That Lead to Equity

| November 29, 2018

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This post is by Ann Jaquith, associate director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).Most educators recognize that standardized tests are insufficient for knowing how to improve student performance and teaching practice. They are best used as a mechanism for comparing and sorting students. What other types of assessments could help improve student performance and teaching practice and become a lever for achieving educational equity?One way that assessment can become a lever for equity is by fundamentally shifting the purpose of assessment from comparing and sorting students to supporting deeper learning. Deeper learning goes beyond having basic content knowledge and foundational skills in reading and mathematics. Deep knowledge means.

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How to Make the Education System More Beneficial with Blockchain and Digital Badges?

Article | January 18, 2021

Due to the increased exposures and positive COVID-19 cases, the educational industry is adapting to the fourth industrial revolution more swiftly than intended. Both students and educational institutions are realizing the requirement of technology to support the learning process. It has also led to the development of digital badges and the adoption of blockchain in this sector. But, why should we adopt blockchain? Blockchain which is originally known as being the support of digital currencies like bitcoin is not new to the academe. Blockchain can be used as a validation tool for learning. With blockchain as the backbone of the educational system, institutions will become able to list courses, manage training badges, and issue certificates to the students. It will in return reduce the chances of issuing fraudulent certificates. Moreover, having high-end encryption, even the most experienced hackers will not be able to tamper the credentials. And, what’s a digital badge? A digital badge validates the accomplishment, skills, and certifications of students. It can also be offered to the student after completing internships. In the educational sector, a digital badge can be acquired by a student after learning a skill or completing a course. It should be considered by every institution to help students in showcasing their skills in the job market as well. The digital badges are multipurpose. It can be used for certifications to show the acquired skills, transparency for other universities or schools to collect key details of the student, and validation to show that the individual has participated in a workshop or training program. Besides the basic reasons discussed, how these digital badges can help and why should institutions opt for digital badges? Why Should Educational Institutions Opt For Digital Badges? Among numerous reasons why an educational institution should go for digital badges, let’s check some of the most important reasons. Personalized Learning Micro-credentials help in dividing the part of the subjects into certain skills that enables students and educational institutions to design plans according to their needs. With the availability of personalized learning, a learner can complete the course anywhere regardless of the time and earn a badge. Skill-Based Learning A digital badge can enable students to showcase their skills while applying for an internship or part-time job. These badges must be connected with professional capabilities that confirm that it is worthy to the students. These skill badges either can be for technical skills like programming or soft skills like leadership, teamwork, and so on. Open Standards As we know that digital badges are verifiable, it offers a chance for students to learn something outside their typical classroom. It increases the achievement and abilities of the students creating a new opportunity for them at the time of recruitment. Some of the companies and institutions that are using digital certifications include Certif-ID, Stamford University, Georgetown University, and MIT. For those who want to implement blockchain and digital badges in their educational institutions, you can easily hire developers that will build a powerful system to glorify the entire education process. Wrapping it up! To maintain educational records, a digital badge is the most innovative solution. Moreover, the education industry is gradually moving towards record maintenance on blockchain to eliminate fake degrees due to which many deserving candidates lose their chance to attain better opportunities. It is also beneficial for the companies as they will not have to hire less staff for cross-checking the information which will increase their profitability and productivity as well. Despite the increasing acceptance of digital badges and blockchain in the education sector, many educators are unaware of their power. Plausibly, it is about to change soon.

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Article | January 18, 2021

As device deployments grow in size and complexity, visibility is needed to track the growth of devices, users and other critical data points. Whether you’re planning for the future or tracking a serious issue now, visualizations are a popular way that IT professionals keep their eye on the health of their environments. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a well-constructed dashboard is a novel that tells the story of your fleet’s present, past and possible future. Fortunately, Jamf provides extensive data points from which to build your dashboards. And we want to make it easy for you to get started.

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Article | January 18, 2021

Universities and colleges across the world are always looking for new and innovative ways to provide their students with the best learning experience. Advancement in technology, especially the introduction of 5G technology, has made it easy for the tutor to not just connect with their students. It also made it easy for them to teach highly complex topics, however, a few technical issues can still be experienced. Things like buffering, for example, can reduce the time tutors have with their students. Every college or university knows just how important technology is in the classroom and that is why we have seen an increase in educational institutions investing in 5G technology.

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7 Tips to Better Learn French Verb Conjugation

Article | January 18, 2021

If you’re here, you might be struggling with your French verb conjugations. If English is your native language, learning French conjugations may seem complicated because there are so many more French verb conjugation rules than English ones. Today, instead of diving into the conjugation of avoir or the conjugation of etre, we’re going to share a few tips that can help you learn your French conjugations even better.

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