[LINK] "Group Assessment"
tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Sep 3 13:46:09 AEST 2019
On 1/9/19 5:24 pm, Stephen Loosley wrote:
> ... How to effectively teach multicultural classes within a limited
> budget and in a way that’s fair to everyone? Maybe your digital
> initiatives can be one answer. ...
A blend of digital and face-to-face worked well with international
students last semester:
What helps is to explicitly teach written and oral communication. We
can't assume students will some how pick it up. As an example, the ANU
Master of Computing students are required to take two courses in
The procedures for formal examinations are not something I have had need
for. I don't set examinations, as these are not a useful way to evaluate
Short, frequent tests are useful help students with learning basic
knowledge. These can be "open book", with plenty of time for students to
complete. These small tests are also useful for identifying students who
have learning, and other difficulties, so they can be referred to
specialist student support programs.
However, most of the assessment I set is assignments, where each student
has to find a problem, and try to solve it.
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