Hybrid Assessment Class


Hybrid classes allow us to go beyond the time and place of a regular classroom – to extend our learning.  This website is one more opportunity for you to extend your learning.

Ubiquitous learning – Extending beyond the walls of the classroom and the cells of the timetable.

“Learning that breaks out of these spatial and temporal confinements should be as good as, or even better than, the best traditional classroom learning. It should also produce habits of mind appropriate to our times, producing lifelong learners able to learn and to share knowledge throughout their lives, in all contexts, and grounded in those contexts.”  Dr. Bill Cope, University of Illinois.

Below is a brief snapshot of some assessment concepts.  Click on any of the circles.



Google Ngram, Trends and assessment

Google Ngram Viewer

Google has digitized over 20 million books and made them searchable by word frequency from 1600 through 2008.

Here you will see the explosion of the words assessment and testing.  It is interesting to see that in the early 1960’s the amount of times testing was used was more frequent than assessment.  In the 70’s there was a period of time that both terms were used with equal frequency.   The term assessment started to exceed the term testing in the early 1980’s.

What happened in 1977 that might help explain the term assessment overtaking the term testing?


(How could you use google ngram in your classes?)

Also interesting, and a bit more up-to-date, is google trends.  Google trends is similar to google Ngram Viewer, but instead of searching books, you are searching trends.


Explore this and see what you think and consider how you could use it.

Fair vs. Equal Picture

Here is the picture that Suzann W. talked about in class today.  She uses it to discuss with her class the concept of being fair to everyone, vs. treating everyone equally.  Remember, what Rick LaVoie stated in our FAT City Video – that fairness didn’t really mean students getting the same thing, but rather, fairness was that students got what they needed.  Which, is something readily understood through the use of the picture below!  (ps Suzann I don’t know if you would like to comment or add anything!)