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Young boy reading

AMP on Testing

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I am not sure if any of you are fans of the work of Annie Murphy Paul – I have been following her blog and some other publications for several years now. Her area of expertise is training and learning, both for children in K-12 and for adults in higher education, workplace training, and general consumer education such as wellness and nutrition.

Today, I want to focus on a new course she is offering on how testing should be integrated into education so that it facilitates learning. You can tell from her past work as well as the contents of this course that she is not talking about the typical standardized testing that is torturing (my term, not hers) our K-12 education today. There is a remarkable overlap with her recommendations and the latest in human factors research on education and training.

A woman reading from a teleprompter

Smart Technology: Background Monitoring to Improve User Behavior

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On this week’s On The Media, Michael Galvin, the host of Galvin on Galvin, described an interesting feature at his studio that I thought would make a great topic for conversation. Galvin is the host and has Autism himself. One of his symptoms is that he slouches, even when hosting his show. He related that his teleprompter keeps him from slouching by turning off when it senses he is slouching…