Welcome to Teaching Learning Assessment

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

— Derek Bok, 25th president of Harvard.

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastophe.

— H.G. Wells

Aims of this site

What's New?

Teaching Learning Assessment aims to provide a guide to the jargon of modern education and to methods of teaching and assessment, especially in the context of developing technology. At this site you can find

  • a glossary of terms used in education
  • a list of teaching and assessment methods
  • some basic information about getting started with e-learning, including examples of websites and video guides to setting up blogs and wikis
  • lists of education-related papers, journals, and references
  • discussion forums

* I have added a video on social bookmarking to the File sharing and social networking page. Modified on 30th June 2009.

* I have added an excellent video lecture on wiki use in education. See Examples of educational e-content. Added on 13th June 2009.

* There is now a page about the use of Twitter in education. Added on 13th June 2009.

* New E-book on mobile learning added to Books (including e-books. Added on 13th June 2009.

* Blog article on Evolution and Learning added, plus original papers by David Geary added to Papers. Added on June 13th 20009.

* New web page titled National and international bodies. Added on 22nd May 2009.

One of the big problems with being passionate about teaching is that you're constantly noticing all of the ways in which you're a terrible teacher.

— Andy Field, "Discovering statistics using SPSS" (Sage, 2005).

A learning experience is one of those things that says, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that."

— Douglas Adams, "The salmon of doubt: hitchiking the galaxy one last time." (Heinemann, 2002)

This site is not run by an organisation nor in receipt of direct funding. Please contact me if you have any suggestions for the site. Alternatively, if you would like to participate directly in improving and extending the content, then you can apply to join the wiki by clicking "How to join this site" on the left hand menu bar.

David Hardman (site administrator)

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