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How do you know what they know? Building valid assessments

Dr. Frank Nguyen has a great article on building valid assessments at the Adobe Developer Center.  He points out the dangers of relying on written tests to tell us if learners know hot do do something isntead of asking them to demonstrate that they can do it.  Of course this is made easier by modern LMS' because they tend to make multiple choice tests easier.  To create valid tests he recommends:

Wikis: Getting Others to Participate

I've started a pilot project to prove the value of wikis to management.
Here's a great article about increasing your chances for getting others to contribute to a wiki.
http://blog.pbwiki.com/2007/09/12/best-practices-for-getting-others-to-contribute-to-your-wiki/

E-Learning 2.0 in Development

I don't like to bandy one of the "B" words around, but Stephen Downes' E-Learning 2.0 in Development and E-Learning 2.0 Why the New Tools? presentations are brilliant. Essential viewing to gain a foundation about the innovations happening in eLearning.
http://www.slideshare.net/Downes/elearning-20-in-development

Wayland Baptist University gets a $290,000 grant for distance learning

The AT&T Foundation, the corporate  philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), and WaylandBaptistUniversityhave announced a $290,000 grant  to support distance learning initiatives.

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