[BSDcert] Introduction, outcomes and flavours
jpb at sixshooter.v6.thrupoint.net
Fri Mar 18 08:34:12 EST 2005
* Louis Bertrand <louis at bertrandtech.ca> [2005-03-18 08:26]:
> Hello all,
> Outcomes: this is a teacher-speak buzzword for "able to
> show a measurable skill". Outcomes-based learning puts
> the emphasis on evaluating a skill or a competency, as
> opposed to "covering the subject matter" and objectives.
> Any BSD cert should be based on a "show me", practical
> test (not just a bunch of multiple choice questions).
> This puts a stress on the testing process, but ensures
> a more meaningful (valuable) certificate. Multiple choice
> questions are easy to score on-line, but don't get at
> the higher cognitive levels (analysis, synthesis,
Being able to demonstrate skills is a key concept.
> How to handle the multiple flavours:
> Use a modular approach: general BSD cert (userland and
> common chapter 8 commands), followed by *BSD specific
> endorsements. I think a junior/senior classification
> is useful too. This is like a pilot's license: private
> vs. commercial, then endorsements: single vs. multi-
> engine, and "checked out" on a specific aircraft type.
Wow- yes I want my pilot to be able to demonstrate proven skills!
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