Jonathan D. Becker, J.D., Ph.D.

Living at the intersections of education, technology, leadership, and policy.

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assessment

Disposable assignments and intellectual StairMasters

David Wiley calls them “disposable assignments.” These are assignments that students complain about doing and faculty complain about grading. They’re assignments that add no value to the world – after a student spends three hours creating it, a teacher spends… Continue Reading →

Assessment and online learning

Yesterday, Gardner Campbell, Tom Woodward and I had a tremendous opportunity to present our vision for online learning at VCU to the VCU Board of Visitors.  We had 1/2 hour (during their lunch!) to deliver a playful and informative learning… Continue Reading →

Learning, Analytics, Assessment, Big Data, etc.

I finally watched Moneyball last night. I read the Michael Lewis book pretty much the day it hit the stores, but hadn’t seen the movie until last night (#ParentingIsHard). Watching the movie came at a particularly interesting moment for me. I’ve… Continue Reading →

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