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Authentic assessment in a games arcade: Q&A with Ass. Prof. Tuck Leong

By Jamee Newland,

An exam in a games arcade? Find out how the exam came about, how it helps students learn and how it’s changed the way Tuck approaches his teaching.

5 reasons to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach

By Yasemin Tekmen Araci,

We have been educators for years. But have we ever thought about why we are having exams in our classes? What’s in it for the students? Are exams really necessary? We need to rethink the purpose of exams and to re-evaluate our approach as educators.

You had me at bone marrow bingo

By Allison Glavin,

The study of blood doesn’t tend to conjure up images of classroom banter, bingo calls or The Biebs. Until Associate Lecturer Rebecca Keppel and her team of scientists decided to change all that.

3 new assessment policy essentials

By Futures Team,

Don’t feel overwhelmed by the changes to the assessment policy and procedures! Take a moment to look at three important features.

How to design a good open book exam

By Lucy Arthur,

Open book exams are, in general, more authentic as assessment tasks. They mimic real world conditions better, and can side-step the memorisation-regurgitation of information for which closed-book exams are notorious. But how do you get them right?

Building accessibility into authentic assessments

By Venetia Vecellio,

Authentic assessments are a new way for students to showcase and grow their skills, but how does accessibility fit into the picture?

No more death by PowerPoint: a peer feedback process to replace student presentations

By Amanda Lizier,

This blog post was written to complement a presentation I gave at the 2017 UTS Teaching and Learning Forum where I presented about a subject that I teach in the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) called Designing Innovative Learning.

Authentic Learning Experiences

By Jurgen Schulte,

A UTS School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences subject joins forces with UTS ePRESS, UTS Library, UTS IML and UTS Printing Services to produce an exciting authentic assessment task of immediate and long-lasting value.

Comfort in the environment: accessibility and mental health

By Sarah Houbolt,

How do we talk about access requirements for mental health, and why is this important?

The portfolio as a creative authentic assessment task

By Leslie McInnes,

“There is a tremendous difference between learning about physics and learning to be a physicist”

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