She claims that within five to ten years, it is likely that in some countries students will have access to the internet during standardized tests and assessments. Basically, this cuts out the need to memorize facts. The reasoning Dr. Willis presents is well worth a read.
While this is a pretty bold prediction, it certainly gives us all something to think about.
There will always be some facts in some subjects that need to be memorized. But why should I need to know the order of the planets by heart when I can just look it up if I need the info?
This got us thinking that access during testing to a student’s own blog, ePortfolio, notes, and files also makes a whole lot of sense.
What do you think?
We’d love to get your comments below (or on the original post). Even better would be to write your own blog post about the topic and leave a link in the comments for others to find.
Do you have any additional projections about internet use in learning that you’d like to make? Let’s hear ’em!
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