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How to validate assessments

By Leiv Kåre Johannessen on May 21, 2021 11:34:23 AM

Automated assessments are popular and cost-effective, but how do you ensure the quality? How do you know that an assessment measures the knowledge level it is supposed to measure? How do you know if your test distinguishes between competent and mediocre students?

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Remote exams

By Leiv Kåre Johannessen on Nov 30, 2020 7:00:00 AM

During a pandemic like the one we have been facing over the past year, many questions arise as to how we can continue to educate our students. How can we make sure the students are still learning efficiently? How can we carry out exams for the students who are not allowed to meet in a normal exam room? There are plenty of digital platforms you can use for online lectures, such as Zoom and Google Meet. The teachers and students can meet up and interact despite not being physically in the same location. However, how can we efficiently distribute learning material and carry out exams for students in a way that gives everyone a fair chance at succeeding? There are certainly plenty of challenges educational institutions are facing when it comes to solving this complex issue.

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How to succeed with blended learning in STCW courses

By Leiv Kåre Johannessen on Oct 28, 2020 2:12:53 PM

Obsolete didactics and even national regulations serve as obstacles to effective learning in the maritime industry, despite an excellent starting point provided by the STCW. Traditional course instructor should be replaced by a facilitator that interacts with students in a blended learning environment. A key element in such a learning environment is educational technology that empowers the facilitator to adapt to the needs of the students.  

Topics: Blended learning STCW