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Redefining the concept of “master version” in test item development to address the “Anglo-Saxon legacy” and other translation effects

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by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

In the past two decades, new standards have been defined for the adaptation of assessment instruments into multiple languages. Sophisticated translation designs have become the norm in international large scale assessments (ILSAs). However, in item ...

Trends in learning: STEM, STEAM, STREAM… A battle of acronyms?

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by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

Academic institutions worldwide are embracing "STEM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and related curricula, supported in many cases by government funding. The term STEM was officially coined in 2001 by the U.S. National Science Foundation ...

New technologies are shaping the way surveys are done

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by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

The range of methods ("modes") of data collection in surveys has changed drastically over the past decades. Each new technological advance has required survey research to adapt. More recently, as people are increasingly taking online ...

“Emoji are Great and/or They will Destroy the World”

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by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

 

A thought-provoking title for the keynote address by Tyler Schnoebelen at the recent "International Workshop on Emoji Understanding and Applications in Social Media". The workshop, which took place at Stanford University, USA, on June 25, ...

cApStAn June 2018 Newsletter

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by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village

Welcome to the third issue of cApStAn's monthly newsletter. For those of you who did not see the first two editions, in our newsletter we share news about recent developments in the cApStAn ecosystem as well ...

11th Conference of the International Test Commission

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by Steve Dept - cApStAn partner

The International Test Commission (ITC) is a closely-knit community of researchers and field practitioners who share their work with one another, set up joint research projects and, perhaps most importantly, pool resources to define, streamline and promote best practices in ...