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On-line tools, quality control and automated assessment in higher education - an amateur approach

Prof Harry Bhadeshia | Materials Science & Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK

On-line tools, quality control and automated assessment in higher education - an amateur approach

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Traditional lectures remain the best way of delivering higher education because they involve human beings. Like the chalk and board that have served us well for centuries, there is now a vast range of additional technology that can oil the wheels towards explaining difficult concepts. And apparently difficult concepts must be taught in order to avoid the dumbing down of concepts for the sake of popularity, and to inspire bright young minds. However, these tools can be expensive to implement in a formal manner, and the University authorities may not support the philosophy or resources required (Cambridge does not). I would like to show in this lecture, how to overcome these difficulties at little or no expense, and achieve the best quality control available in the world.