Translatability and Cultural Suitability Workshops for Test Authors
Steve Dept, cApStAn CEO It may take a psychologist or a subject matter expert to be a test author and develop good questions, but nothing speaks against that person being monolingual, right? It doesn’t prevent them from doing a sterling job. Anglo-Saxon items writing practices have dominated the assessment universe for over half a century, …Read More
Are apprenticeships going to emerge as a viable and scalable future alternative to college?
by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Two recent articles in the Harvard Business Review present radically opposing views on the issue of skills training as a possible future alternative to higher education. This is an issue which is likely to continue to be the object of heated debate and both authors …Read More
Making the case for non-binary measures of gender in surveys and censuses
by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Despite the global movement for greater recognition of gender diversity, few major surveys and censuses use non-binary gender questions outside the health and medical fields. One year ago we wrote an article on this topic for our blog (1), putting together what little literature we …Read More
Industry experts share their optimistic visions for the future of education
Online, remote, on-demand, self-paced, informal, diverse, flexible, practical, life-long, augmented, gamified, automated … these are some of the buzzwords related to the future of education, as seen by some of the most innovative players in the field. An interesting overview. Source: https://www.disruptordaily.com/what-is-the-future-of-education-11-experts-share-their-insights/ Photo credit: Caleb Minear @ UnsplashRead More