Why Continuous Learning?

If you google the term Continuous Learning, not surprisingly, you get thousands of hits. But most of those references are to something like the following: “Continuous learning” refers to the ongoing development of skills, abilities, and knowledge through different means (including work on the job, training, experiences, communications, etc.), and is part of an individual’s … Continue reading Why Continuous Learning?

Active Learning Through the Ages (Literally)

Aristotle (philosopher), Thomas Edison (inventor) and Jean Piaget (cognitive psychologist) all had similar thoughts about learning. Can you see the common thread? Aristotle:  Exercise in repeatedly recalling a thing strengthens the memory. Edison:   A man will resort to almost any expedient to avoid the real labor of thinking. Piaget:  Thinking is interiorized action. Yes, they … Continue reading Active Learning Through the Ages (Literally)

The Importance of Associating Metadata with Questions

Traditionally a multiple choice question consists of a stem, the choices and, among the choices, the correct answer. But a valid question should have something else stored along with each question: metadata (information about the question).  Why? For at least two reasons: As important information for any other exam author who might be using the … Continue reading The Importance of Associating Metadata with Questions