Friday, June 4, 2010

Why Password Protection of Concept Tests is Critical: A Response to Klymkowsky

Some blog followers may be interested in a recent post of the above title. The abstract reads:


ABSTRACT: Mike Klymkowsky (2010) in a recent widely distributed email titled "Why collaboration/user flexibility is critical" wrote (paraphrasing): "I would argue that only when concept assessments/diagnostics are available for users to freely work with will they begin to impact course instruction, curricular design, and student learning. Perhaps this is the most important benefit that a Concept Inventory HUB could provide - the space to let teachers/researchers play and develop useful instruments (tailored to their needs)." On the other hand, once arduous qualitative and quantitative research by disciplinary experts has culminated in a valid and reliable concept test I THINK IT SHOULD BE PASSWORD PROTECTED.


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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University

Honorary Member, Curmudgeon Lodge of Deventer, The Netherlands

President, PEdants for Definitive Academic References which Recognize the Invention of the Internet (PEDARRII)

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Hake, R.R. 2010. "Why Password Protection of Concept Tests is Critical: A Response to Klymkowsky," online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at . Post of 4 Jun 2010 15:56:17-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the complete post are being distributed to various discussion lists.

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