New forms of assessment

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Increasingly our engineering students are “taught” in large classes, and they also have ready access (often at their seat, via smartphone or tablet) to a plethora of information.  Should either or both of these factors change our attitude to assessment?  What assessment techniques are both desirable and feasible in 2014?

Student competitions

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Many Engineering Departments support Formula Student teams, sometimes associated with credit-bearing projects and sometimes independently of credit and the curriculum.  However I am aware that there are many other competitive activities available at local, national and international level.  How important is it that engineering students should be involved in a competitive activity?  Can you give … Continued »

Are MOOCs suitable for engineering?

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Most major universities are now experimenting with MOOCs (Massive Open On-line Courses).  Are these going to be widely used in Engineering?  If so, for what specific purposes?  Presumably the community will not be able to provide any hands-on experience using a MOOC, but what about Design?  And if we have Design MOOCs, how will we … Continued »

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… although the search facility (which does work on pages) does some of the job.

Tags and categories

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I have just discovered that WordPress does not allow the tagging or categorising of a page, only posts. This will make it much harder to sort/sift the whole content.  I wonder if there is a widget or plug-in to do this?