By Patrick Griffin, Esther Care

Rapid—and likely accelerating—changes within the economies of built countries are having a proportional impression at the ability units required of employees in lots of new jobs. paintings environments are frequently technology-heavy, whereas difficulties are usually ill-defined and tackled via multidisciplinary groups. This booklet includes insights in keeping with examine carried out as a part of an immense overseas undertaking supported via Cisco, Intel and Microsoft. It faces those new operating environments head-on, delineating new methods of wondering ‘21st-century’ talents and together with operational definitions of these talents. The authors concentration too on clean methods to academic evaluation, and current methodological and technological strategies to the obstacles that prevent ICT-based exams of those abilities, even if in large-scale surveys or study rooms. both dedicated to defining its phrases and offering functional strategies, and together with foreign views and comparative reviews of overview technique and coverage, this quantity tackles a topic on the best of so much educationalists’ agendas.

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Beller, M. (2011). Technologies in large-scale assessments: New directions, challenges, and opportunities. International Large Scale Assessment Conference, ETS, Princeton. , & Wiliam, D. (1998). Inside the black box: Raising standards through classroom assessment. Phi Delta Kappan, 80, 139–148. , & Perri, P. (2010). Developmental assessment: Lifting literacy through professional learning teams. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy and Practice, 17(4), 383–397. Pressley, M. (2002). Comprehension strategies instruction: A turn-of-the-century status report.

Becker, G. (1993). Nobel lecture: The economic way of looking at behavior. The Journal of Political Economy, 101(3), 385–409. Beller, M. (2011). Technologies in large-scale assessments: New directions, challenges, and opportunities. International Large Scale Assessment Conference, ETS, Princeton. , & Wiliam, D. (1998). Inside the black box: Raising standards through classroom assessment. Phi Delta Kappan, 80, 139–148. , & Perri, P. (2010). Developmental assessment: Lifting literacy through professional learning teams.

As a tool for formative assessment, and compared to paperbased portfolios, digital portfolios make it easier for teachers to keep track of documents, follow student progress, and comment on student assignments. In addition, digital portfolios are used for summative assessment as documentation of the product students have developed and their progress. This offers greater choice and variety in the reporting and presenting of student learning (Woodward and Nanlohy 2004). This research indicates a strengthening of collaboration (teamwork) and self-regulated learning skills.

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