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Hp-Sponsored Consortium Developing News Ways of Measuring Learning


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The Measuring Learning Consortium will develop new technologies for measuring students' competency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The computer-based programs will be designed to provide a detailed assessment of students' strengths and weaknesses. The global consortium will be led by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). The six members of the consortium include higher-education institutions in France, Hong Kong, Russia, South Africa, and the United States.

"Ultimately, we want to develop a new breed of technology-enabled embedded assessments that measure STEM competencies that the international community values," says Candace Thille, director of CMU's Open Learning Initiative. "Many of the competencies that we believe are important are difficult, if not impossible, to appraise through conventional methods."

The Hewlett-Packard Catalyst Initiative is funding the project, which is part of a larger HP-funded effort to help ensure that STEM meet the needs of today's students.

From Carnegie Mellon University
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