Monthly Archives: February 2016

Do we need assessment at all?

I’m surprised I haven’t posted on this before, but it looks as if I haven’t, and I am reminded to do so now by another New Scientist piece, this time from back in January: Rutkin, A. (2nd Jan 2016) Robotutor … Continue reading

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Positive discrimination?

This isn’t really about assessment, or perhaps it is. First of all, some background. Because of a change in the dates used to establish school years where I lived when I was  small, I missed a year at primary school. … Continue reading

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Feedback from a computer

Back in Feb 2011 – gosh that’s five years ago – I was blogging about some contradictory results on how people respond to feedback from a computer. The “computers as social actors” hypothesis contends that people react to feedback from … Continue reading

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