In the coming years, the emphasis in education will be on personalized learning. The ability to regulate your own learning is becoming increasingly important in lifelong learning. Personalized feedback helps promote self-regulation of students.

We see that traditional education often still involves one-time assessment at the end of a period. Assessment at the end of the learning process often does not bring about the best kind of learning. The student’s sense of urgency is low until just before the time of assessment. This method of assessment creates one-time knowledge reproduction with the result that knowledge does not stick as well. More ideal is linear learning behavior where each student can handle his or her own level and pace. Longitudinal testing in this process makes the shift from knowledge reproduction to knowledge activation.

Want to read more about what the limitations of one-time knowledge reproduction are, how to stimulate linear learning behavior with multiple measurement moments and what the contribution of feedback can be to a linear learning process?

Read our free white paper describing how technology can facilitate the above. This is supported with a practical example from Fontys Hogeschool ICT.