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.
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.