In Beta and sunsetting consumer Google+

Action 1: We are shutting down Google+ for consumers. This review crystallized what we’ve known for a while: that while our engineering teams have put a lot of effort and dedication into building Google+ over the years, it has not achieved broad consumer or developer adoption, and has seen limited user interaction with apps. The […]

Emotions and assessment: considerations for rater‐based judgements of entrustment

We identify and discuss three different interpretations of the influence of raters’ emotions during assessments: (i) emotions lead to biased decision making; (ii) emotions contribute random noise to assessment, and (iii) emotions constitute legitimate sources of information that contribute to assessment decisions. We discuss these three interpretations in terms of areas for future research and […]

In Beta: Thoughts on the first session

Yesterday Ben Ellis (@bendotellis) and I hosted the first In Beta session live on Hangouts. In Beta is a project that Ben and I started talking about when we met at ER-WCPT last year and the idea is that we have a semi-regular online group chat about any topic related to physiotherapy education (see this […]

We’re all in beta

I was talking to Ben Ellis (@bendotellis) from Oxford Brookes University at the ER-WCPT conference in Liverpool last year and bemoaning the fact that the most interesting conversations – for me anyway – were happening outside of the sessions. This is probably not news for anyone who’s gone to more than a few conferences. We […]

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