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.
Don’t feel overwhelmed by the changes to the assessment policy and procedures! Take a moment to look at three important features.
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?
Authentic assessments are a new way for students to showcase and grow their skills, but how does accessibility fit into the picture?
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.