This week’s reading on assessment stereotyping (my interpretation) with the accompanying statistics on extrovert/introvert behaviors, really puzzled me. First of all, I don’t “do” any type of profiling people by their looks, thinking, behavior, anything. In my opinion, statistics can prove any point wanting to be made. A perfect example of this is from the article where (paraphrased) putting three extroverts in a situation results the same as three introverts….go figure that. I’m sure that assessments are important, but, to me, only factors in the scope of an online course with great suspicion. In my past experience with online students, testing of any kind may result in “test-daze”…blanking out the knowledge they truly had.
The articles were interesting and worth the read, for sure.