What Most Trainers Get Wrong About Confidence-Based Testing (And How Intela Gets It Right)

Recently, we announced the addition of confidence-based testing to Intela’s growing list of learning activities. So, what is the purpose of confidence-based testing? Its purpose is NOT to make learners more confident, as many people may think (and some products claim to do). Its purpose is to make learners appropriately confident. Confidence is a personality attribute. By … Continue reading What Most Trainers Get Wrong About Confidence-Based Testing (And How Intela Gets It Right)

Intela ™ Adds Confidence-Based Testing

  Intela has now added confidence-based testing to its ever-growing list of Continuous Learning activities. This means, that in addition to mastery/certification testing, pre-post testing, adaptive questioning and other forms of assessment, you can now use Intela to measure learners’ confidence in their knowledge. For those not familiar with the concept, the idea of confidence-based … Continue reading Intela ™ Adds Confidence-Based Testing

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