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Making Culture - Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies Center
"Making Culture is the first in-depth examination of K-12 education makerspaces nationwide and was created as part of the ExCITe Center's Learning Innovation initiative. This report reveals the significance of cultural aspects of making (student interests, real world relevance, and community collaboration) that enable learning. "
maker-space  education  k12  evaluation  report 
12 weeks ago by tsuomela
Rationalizing the unreasonable: there are no good academics in the EU – Ctrl+Alt+Dem
"Attracting external funding has become, everywhere, one of the main priorities of academics, and writing funding application has consequently also become one of their main tasks. The idea is “competitiveness”: quality will be evident when academics, individually or in teams, acquire funding after a strict and rigorously exclusive peer-review process."
academic  academia  funding  grants  lottery  peer-review  competition  evaluation  europe  incentives 
june 2016 by tsuomela
ArchiveReady.com: Website Archivability Testing Tool
"An online tool which evaluates if a website will be archived correctly by web archives, such as the Internet Archive."
web-archive  tool  evaluation  web-design  web-development 
february 2016 by tsuomela
American Evaluation Association
"The American Evaluation Association is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Evaluation involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses of programs, policies, personnel, products, and organizations to improve their effectiveness. AEA has approximately 7300 members representing all 50 states in the US as well as over 60 foreign countries."
professional-association  evaluation  research 
october 2012 by tsuomela
The Line Between A and B
"A’s were reserved for new music broad enough in its appeal to cross boundaries. I was occasionally called on the carpet, gently, for grade inflation, for being too liberal with my A’s, because I couldn’t stomach giving a superb recording of a Cage chance piece, or a wonderful Niblock drone piece, a B just because its potential audience seemed limited. I fudged." Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http://www.artsjournal.com/postclassic/2012/07/the-line-between-a-and-b.html
art  music  evaluation  grading  reviews  modern-art  difficulty  aesthetics  sharing  from delicious
july 2012 by tsuomela
Academic Analytics: A New Tool for a New Era | EDUCAUSE
In responding to internal and external pressures for accountability in higher education, especially in the areas of improved learning outcomes and student success, IT leaders may soon become critical partners with academic and student affairs. IT can contribute to this call for accountability through academic analytics, which is emerging as a new tool for a new era
academic  evaluation  measurement  analytics 
december 2010 by tsuomela
News: 'College Admissions for the 21st Century' - Inside Higher Ed
Robert J. Sternberg talking about broadening the standard core of admissions criteria.
college  academic  admissions  psychometrics  testing  evaluation 
september 2010 by tsuomela
The Digital Universe Directory
The Digital Universe Directory is a collaboration between the Digital Universe Foundation and TRUNITY (which provides the technology platforms the powers the Digital Universe Directory). This Directory comprises a network of subject-specific web sites organized by topic into "Portals" – such as the Earth Portal or the Cosmos Portal – with reliable information from trusted sources covering a wide range of subjects.
reference  encyclopedia  education  wikipedia  reputation  expertise  evaluation 
september 2010 by tsuomela
DigitalCommons@CalPoly - Anna Gold: Data Curation and Libraries: Short-Term Developments, Long-Term Prospects
This paper was prepared as background for a talk given at AGU 2009 on “Data & Libraries.” It summarizes the developments and events from late 2006 through early 2010 that are shaping library roles in scientific data curation while underscoring the range, complexity, and varying granularity of systems, actions, and efforts involved. The main conclusions are: (1) leaders of major research libraries have committed their institutions to support data curation. (2) The library profession has demonstrated significant conceptual progress in characterizing and understanding data curation both in theory and in practice. (3) There has been progress since 2006 in legitimizing library roles in data curation through formal education and certification programs as well as by integrating data curation into established library services and systems.
data-curation  libraries  science  data-management  future  evaluation  2010 
april 2010 by tsuomela
I cite: On Being Postacademic
Yet at least within the bourgeoisie the existence of a monetary reference point provides some resistance to personal power, while the structure of institutionalized intellectual work permits no such outside reference point — not community service, not ethics, not, in light of the inability of humanities scholars to agree about what such a concept might mean, truth. Academia has neither capitalist forms of abstraction nor socialist forms of solidarity to recommend it.
academia  postmodern  evaluation  politics  tenure  social-status  social-psychology 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Interrogating media - elearnspace
Some key questions on media/technology evaluation from Neil Postman, and Marshall McLuhan
media  media-studies  technology  technology-critique  sts  evaluation  methods 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Scientists Know Better Than You--Even When They're Wrong: Scientific American
How do you distinguish the people who can and can't contribute to a specialized field?
The key to the whole thing is whether people have had access to the tacit knowledge of an esoteric area—tacit knowledge is know-how that you can't express in words.
science  sts  science-wars  expertise  experience  evaluation  judgment  knowledge  implicit  specialization 
april 2009 by tsuomela
theoryofchange.org
As we define it, a Theory of Change defines all building blocks required to bring about a given long-term goal. This set of connected building blocks--interchangeably referred to as outcomes, results, accomplishments, or preconditions is depicted on a map known as a pathway of change/change framework, which is a graphic representation of the change process.
non-profit  theory  change  methodology  evaluation  goals  success 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Citizendium Blog » Is ProCon.org neutral?
I’m writing about ProCon because I think it is fascinating in several ways. In one way, it represents a wholesale rejection of the idea of community editing, which in this day and age is fascinating. I am impressed by what happened when somebody decided simply to pay a dozen researchers to create free, reliable (apparently), open (in the sense of “full disclosure”), and neutral content. Could Wikipedia have assembled this website? I
co-creation  peer-production  editorial  information  evaluation  information-cascade 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Annals of Education: Most Likely to Succeed: Reporting
Educational-reform efforts typically start with a push for higher standards for teachers-that is, for the academic and cognitive requirements for entering the profession to be as stiff as possible. But after you've watched Pianta's tapes, and seen how complex the elements of effective teaching are, this emphasis on book smarts suddenly seems peculiar.
education  teaching  by(MalcolmGladwell)  policy  testing  evaluation  regulation  credential 
december 2008 by tsuomela
Grading Medical Students (and More on Grade Inflation) — Crooked Timber
I presume that the shift to pass/fail grades in the first year is motivated in part by this concern to fit with mission
academia  grading  graduate-school  medicine  medical-school  evaluation  education  pedagogy 
december 2008 by tsuomela

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