ABET and CEAB accreditation are a necessity for engineering and technology programs across Canada and the United States to remain competitive, attract the brightest students, and ensure strong employability rates.
In the past three years I’ve traveled over 50,000km across Canada’s railway network. It’s given me unprecedented opportunity to explore my country, forge lasting friendships, and build my business. I wouldn’t trade my time on the train for the world and--given Canada’s upcoming 150thanniversary of Confederation--I encourage more Canadians take to the rails to explore our beautiful country.
Singapore’s education system may produce students who lead in reading, mathematics, and science, but they receive failing grades when it comes to innovation. In order to remedy this Singapore’s Ministry of Education implemented the “Teach Less, Learn More” policy in 2006 to alleviate some academic pressure and produce more well-rounded students.
Does this scenario sound familiar? After days of writing comments, correcting errors, and trading pages in a cramped campus room, the last assessment is finally graded and placed like a crown on a stack of booklets as tall as your desk. You’re eager to get these assessments—brimming with feedback—into the hands of your students, and you wait for them to be collected.
And you wait.
While two-stage evaluation formats have been used for lower-stake exercises and quizzes in classes across a number of academic disciplines, the University of British Columbia is one of the first schools to formally incorporate the format into high-stakes tests such as midterms and final examinations.
Assessments—whether they are exams, homework, lab reports, and group work—should be activities designed to enrich and improve student learning. Assessments should encourage students to push their boundaries, foster their intellectual curiosity, and think critically about the academic subjects they are studying.
No single individual or corporation is infallible. Adding objective second voice however, minimizes risk. PepsiCo, a corporation that is older and earns more than several countries, is no exception. They invested and developed this campaign exclusively within their in-house creative studio, Creators League, only to have it spectacularly fail upon launch.
Looking for creative inspiration? The annual Toronto FITC conference is one of my favourite conferences of the year and this year’s line-up of speakers is stellar.