This section includes a growing resource bank on assessment and testing for many different learning activities – core content, assignments, discussions, participation, experiential learning, reflection, flipped/blended courses, formative/summative activities, etc.
Assessment and Testing
"Assessment Strategies" includes a helpful section on oral exams, briefly covering benefits of oral assessment, considerations for designing and implementing oral assessments, useful links, and, importantly, when oral assessment should not be used.
- I feature some of the highlights here: see the whole resource for fuller information.
a. Benefits of Oral Assessment
"Revitalizing Classes Through Oral Exams" (post) explains the benefits of oral exams in an online-teaching/virtual classroom context and outlines strategies for using oral exam online.
A. The Benefits of Oral Exams
1. Basic Problems Addressed
"7 Good Feedback Principles" (post) outlines "seven principles of good feedback practice."
- Each point is developed more fully in the text.
1. "Clarify what good performance is"
A. "7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios" (post) poses core questions to help instructors "truly embrace the power that a digital portfolio can bring into our [classes] ... [and] go beyond a collection that only represents one year of learning, but can show the progression over time."