Sunday, 14 October 2012


For every new thing you learn, consider how that knowledge can be assessed, both from a measuring attainment and helping learn point of view. Automated/digital assessment is incredibly valuable due to its low teacher-resource intensity. But it requires significant creativity to get right in the first place.

Innovative software

What does innovative software do? It:
  • Captures data that wasn't captured before;
  • Organises and displays data in ways it wasn't organised before; or
  • Analyses data in ways it wasn't analysed before
Capturing data that wasn't captured before includes capturing in electronic form data that was captured in another format previously (in human memory, on paper, on film, etc).

Can you think of any innovative software that doesn't derive its innovativeness from one or more of the above?