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?
Here are five ways to improve the assessment process for both you and your students...based on the real experiences of five UTS academics.
If you had the opportunity to totally rethink your assessment practice, what would that look like?
The technology you use for your classes can either make your life much easier...or much, much harder. Here's a few examples of carefully selected learning technology to show how you can make your teaching more successful.
Dr Fiona Orr proves that using simulations to help healthcare students understand the lived experience of patients with mental illness benefits all involved.
A chat with students in different UTS faculties on how they have benefited from authentic non-traditional assessments in their studies.
Think of a discipline area where creative writing and storytelling might lend themselves to a learning activity. I’m guessing contract law wasn’t the first thing to spring into your head? Tim Miles is trying to change all that, one geranium at a time.