The @lantis School of Communication makes knowledge acquisition separate from knowledge assessment. We do this for a few reasons.
Removes Instructor biases in Testing.
By making knowledge acquisition separate from knowledge assessment we remove all the biases from testing. In a traditional classroom, the Instructor is also the tester. The problem with this is that the instructor is not really testing your skill attainment, what the instructor is really testing is the learner’s ability to tell the instructor what the instructor told the learner to tell the instructor. This is why students that are better at reading what the instructor wants to hear get higher grades. They don’t necessarily have to have learned anything other than the words the instructor wants to hear to get a good grade.
By keeping knowledge acquisition separate from knowledge assessment we can greatly reduce the cost of learning. Not everything learned needs to be tested. In fact, we believe only a very few skills or knowledge need to be tested. This means that a book or video could be produced and delivered to the learner to free, or near free. Thus freeing up the instructor to get paid only for the time spent on assessing an individual student for a specific skill.