Tag: assessment

  • Enduring and Public: Blogs as Purposeful Assignments

    Enduring and Public: Blogs as Purposeful Assignments

    In today’s post, we’re going to look at two instructors who have used VIUBlogs to facilitate purposeful assignments that both give students meaningful choices and have lasting, public relevance beyond the length of the course.

  • Purposeful Assignments: Encouraging Choice, Relevance and Creativity through Portfolios

    Purposeful Assignments: Encouraging Choice, Relevance and Creativity through Portfolios

    In our first blog post on Purposeful Assignments, we laid out some ways you could know if you had created a purposeful assignment for your students. In this post, we are going to look at two variations on a portfolio assignment. We spoke to two instructors (Sylvie Lafrenière and Beth Mclin) and they shared the details of their assignments as well as some of the reasoning behind choosing these assignments and their assessment methods.

  • Design Purposeful Assignments

    Design Purposeful Assignments

    As we all navigate new ways of teaching and learning, we at the CIEL are hearing a lot of stress from both students and faculty around major assignments. This isn’t all because of hybrid and online learning. Assignments that carry a large percentage of a grade have always been a source of stress for both faculty and students.