Grading content over delivery

This new Google Reader setup of mine is sure getting me reading an awful lot of news in education, ed-tech and so much more.

Very interesting read on content vs delivery in the tech age of education:

The need to separate content from delivery

As teachers move in this direction, I think it’s going to be increasingly important to help teachers learn how to separate content (what students need to learn) from delivery (how students show they have learned). Often the two are intertwined in teachers’ minds, and it is hard for many educators to partition grading of the learned content from grading of the delivery mechanism.

I also have heard from teachers that, even if they’re amenable to – and/or experienced at – giving separate grades for content and delivery, they don’t know how to grade effective delivery when students use digital tools. Over time the teaching profession has evolved general ideas about what ‘quality’ looks like when it comes to a written report, a poster, or an oral presentation. Fewer instructors know what they should look for to determine the quality of a video, collaborative mind map, wiki, or photo essay.

Read the full article on a site called “Dangerously Irrelevant” – with a name like that, I couldn’t help but check it out.

Truly,

Steve

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