How to Eliminate Bias in Online Assessment

In traditional learning environments, instructors may exhibit unconscious biases that, while entirely unintentional, negatively affect learning outcomes for certain groups of students. Instructors may demonstrate bias toward students based on gender, race, socioeconomic status, ability, and various other identifying characteristics. As remote learning grows in popularity, it’s tempting to assume that a lack of face-to-face […]

Why User Experience Matters in Online Testing Systems

Remote learning tools are helping students and instructors succeed as we shift to distanced learning. However, they only work if everyone can access and use them effectively. It’s often difficult to know which testing software solutions will work best for your students or even what to look for in a digital learning tool. To create […]

Using Digital Assessment Tools to Keep Up With an Evolving Business World

In 1999, futurist and entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil proposed the “Law of Accelerating Returns,” or the argument that technological change doesn’t advance linearly, but exponentially. Every year, the rate of change increases, causing each year’s innovations to wildly outstrip the previous year’s. It’s easy to see that this prediction was an accurate one. The business landscape […]

The Process of Developing QTI 3 in the IMS QTI Working Group

We’re excited to congratulate Thomas Hoffmann, Director of Product Strategy & Solutions at Open Assessment Technologies on his recognition as a recipient of the IMS Technical Leadership Awards for his work in helping to develop the QTI 3 standard. This award is given to recognize leaders who participate in the IMS Global Learning Consortium “Working […]

How K12 Classrooms are Embracing AI in Educational Assessment

With the need for distance learning quickly becoming a necessity, the K12 adoption of technology has evolved. In particular, the way schools assess students has taken a major leap when it comes to innovation, leaning toward technology like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). In the meantime, the educators’ perspective on testing has remained consistent: assessments […]

Two Ways that Open Standards Improve Your School’s Security

Technology is an integral part of the 21st century classroom; particularly in 2020, digital assessments, remote learning and other tech-enabled aspects of instruction are becoming the new normal in education. While these advancements have enabled more personalized, flexible instruction, the widespread adoption of technology in the classroom is not without risks. Keeping student data safe and […]

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