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Major exams are the bane of many a student’s life. They represent a __________-off chance to scribble months or years of learning onto paper, and can make or break future career prospects.
As teaching begins to move online, we no longer need to wait until the end of a course to _____________ assessments.
This is called _______________-based learning, and it requires tailoring the educational programme in a different way for each student.
A synonym for ‘competency’ is:
The idea behind the software is relatively _______________. It takes information about the student’s activity on a course website – the pages they have visited and whether the student has verified that they have read a passage of text or watched a video, for instance – and combines it with data on the student’s performance on informal tests and quizzes to establish in real time how well the student understands a concept.
A synonym for ‘straightforward’ is:
Developments like this means the business world could come to appreciate the potential of competency-based learning software to identify talent. That could eventually feed back into the education system and _____________ out traditional exams – after all, says Freeland, it is in employers best interests to have a say in how students are certified.