25 april 2010

"in the real world the tests are all open book"

... en college geven is zinloos.

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"Open book exams require a professor to craft a test that requires understanding about the fundamental concepts in question. This is difficult, it requires much more thought than singling out a few facts that they feel are important. Rarely in the real life are you strapped without access to resources to help you solve a problem. With omnipresent WiFi, wikipedia, and the beauty of instant searchable access to almost any fact the memorization of facts becomes ridiculous. The real world needs us to be able to solve problems not to be fact storage machines. My phone has instant access to that is better at it than I am. We need to train our primary, undergraduate, and graduate students to be good at quickly finding and applying facts to solve real, and complicated problems."

zie ook 20-11-2006, 13-12-2006, 05-07-2007, 29-06-2008, 02-05-2008

Posted by Rino Zandee at 25 april 2010 13:38     Share/Save/Bookmark

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