Education (Educational Measurement) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Course on Measurement in Education by UC Berkeley

Published Feb 27, 2009

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The University of California, Berkeley offers its 'Education: Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences I' course as free OpenCourseWare in the form of podcasts from in-class lectures. The original course explored practical measurement techniques for student evaluation and was designed as an elective for graduate students pursuing their Master of Arts in Education, Doctor of Philosophy in Education or Doctor of Education.

Education (Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences I): Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Graduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

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Education (Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences I): Course Description

Connecting qualitative observations to quantitative data, measurement lets teachers know if their students are learning the material as intended. Students in the original class studied reliability and validity of measurement instruments. They looked at measurement methods, such as interviewing, surveying, standardized testing, and performance assessment. They created a survey, test, or some other testing instrument, used it with a sample of people and evaluated the results to figure out if the instrument was reliable, valid and useful. This free OpenCourseWare webcast series of 28 lectures by Mark Wilson, instructor in UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, comes from the Fall 2008 'Education: Measurement in Education and the Social Sciences I' course. UC Berkeley offered this optional grad-level course to students pursuing their Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy in Education, or Master of Arts in Education.

The lectures included in this OpenCourseWare are all in video and audio format, but the OpenCourseWare doesn't include written files, reading lists or assignment specifications. To learn about the design and accuracy of educational measures, go to the educational measurement course page.

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