White Papers

White papers provide firms with a way to inform and educate the market about new technologies and services. The white papers describe a new education technology, explain why it is important, and present the company that sponsors the paper as a leader in the product domain.

Computer Adaptive Assessments: Item Response Theory vs. Curriculum Based Theory

“For a long time educational testing has focused mainly on paper-and-pencil tests and performance assessments” (van der Linden and Glas, 2000).  Due to the growing popularity of personal computers in education in the late 1980s, computer-based delivery of tests has become common place. Not only does computer-based testing allow for greater flexibility for teachers and students, according to van der Linden and Pashley, statistical accuracy of test scores is increased by using computer adaptive testing (CAT). “Instead of giving each examinee the same fixed test, CAT item selection adapts to the ability level of individual examines. After each response, the examinee’s ability estimate is updated and the subsequent item is selected to have optimal properties at the new estimate” (van der Linden and Glas, 2000).
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The Power of Multi-Input and Melodic Learning

Multi-Input Learning (MIL) is such a simple, common-sense concept that we generally don’t consciously think about it and consequently miss out on its potential as a powerful instructional tool. When deployed in the classroom, MIL is an approach to instruction that produces measurably better outcomes for students—that is, deeper and more sustained learning—with implications for achievement in subject areas across the curriculum.
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