Flipping a test

One point I feel must be driven home in any discussion of educational technology is that the goal is not to use more technology but to use technology to support more active learning. The goal is to improve the educational experience; technology can enhance that in many wonderful ways.

Here’s a great example (that actually doesn’t involve an innovative use of technology.) A UCLA Behavioral Ecology Professor allowed cheating on a test.

The best tests will not only find out what students know but also stimulate thinking in novel ways. This is much more than regurgitating memorized facts. The test itself becomes a learning experience – where the very act of taking it leads to a deeper understanding of the subject.

KCRW’s Which Way LA blog – Cheating to Learn: How a UCLA Professor Gamed a Game Theory Midterm

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