All educational research and assessment are based on inference from evidence. Evidence is constructed from learner data. The quality of this construction is, therefore, fundamentally important. Many educational measurements have relied on eliciting, analyzing, and interpreting students’ constructed responses to assessment questions. New types of data may engender new opportunities for improving the validity and […]
One of the questions unique to the High-Adventure Science project is what we call the explanation-certainty item set. These item sets consist of four separate questions: Claim Explanation Rating of certainty Certainty rationale In the first High-Adventure Science project, we developed these items as a reliable way to assess student argumentation and developed rubrics to […]
Are you teaching online this year? Learn how to design your own online course and facilitate deep discussions. Two popular books on online teaching and learning are now available as e-Books.
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“The most exciting thing about the Next-Generation Molecular Workbench is that it lets us to do more things for more people, more easily.” -Chad Dorsey, CEO & President of the Concord Consortium Have you seen the latest Next-Generation MW interactives? We’ve taken the physics-based interactive simulations and made them better. The Next-Generation Molecular Workbench is […]
Three international students will spend the summer coding for our open source projects. Through Google Summer of Code (GSoC), they’ll earn stipends from Google, plus get a coveted GSoC t-shirt and certificate.
Three international students will spend the summer coding for our open source projects. Through Google Summer of Code (GSoC), they’ll earn stipends from Google, plus get a coveted GSoC t-shirt and certificate. Expansion of SPARKS HTML5 circuit simulator Our HTML5 breadboard simulator allows students to experiment with basic DC and AC circuits using linear components […]
One of the key features of our Next-Generation Molecular Workbench is the ability to easily share and embed interactives in blog posts, learning management systems, emails and more—wherever you can paste a weblink or HTML code. Just two simple steps will have you sharing your favorite interactives with all your friends and colleagues in no […]
No smoke and mirrors here: dragons are getting kids all fired up about genetics. Geniverse software engages students with compelling reasons to solve genetics problems. As they rise through the ranks of the Drake Breeders Guild, students win stars and quills for efficient experimentation and for using their own experimental results as evidence for their […]