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Inclusive teaching resources: Offer Flexible Assessment and Delivery

This subject guide provides resources, exemplars, and key questions to support staff design, deliver and assess using an inclusive approach.

Offer flexible assessment and delivery

 

Teaching with Technology

"The lecture's not dead, it's just overused"

Associate Professor Carl Reisdema, RMIT, December 2013

Interested in using technology in your teaching but don't know where to start?

Choose from the following links to get you started on your journey:

Blended learning

Blended learning is a blend of both face-to-face and technology mediated learning, designed according to the needs of the student cohort.

The Blended Learning in SEH Google Site offers suggestions on how to create a blended learning approach in your teaching. 

Flexible Pedagogies: technology-enhanced learning

Flexible Pedagogies:technology-enhanced learning focuses on how e-learning may support  flexible pedagogies, and enable new choices for learners.

The New Learning Spaces library guide Making Technology Work has some great ideas and tips on using technology in your classes.

Teaching Excellence: Implementing the SAB vision provides case studies exemplifying transformation in teaching resulting from teachers recognising and responding to the potential of the SAB learning spaces.

Inclusive Teaching & Assessment Webpage

Design flexible assessment - Katherine's story

Katherine Baverstock in Pharmacy (RMIT) demonstrates an ongoing desire to improve her teaching practice. Katherine shares her story on negotiated assessment with us; see also Snapshots of inclusive teaching for more stories on innnovative assessment practices.

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KEY QUESTIONS: Offer Flexible assessment and delivery

  • Do students have choice and input into the mode or format of the assessment?
  • Will any student be excluded by subject content, assessment methodology or schedule?
  • How does the assessment and delivery represent diverse perspectives?
  • In what ways does delivery and assessment encourage students to understand and interact with diversity?

Using video in your classroom

Maurice Sheridan from the School of Vocational Business Educationdiscusses his use of video demonstrations to create a flexible approach for his students.  

How to use a document camera.

Recording audio and visual presentations. 

Early Assessment

Professor Geoff Crisp, the Dean, Learning & Teaching, explains RMIT's early assessment requirements.  See RMIT's assessment policy for further details on assessment requirements.

Self-assessment

Win, Learn, Change is a quick and easy method of reflection that allows students to see their efforts in a positive light.  Use it with your students to self-assess and provide feedback to other students.

Group Assessment

 Roula Papadopoulos from Pathology teaches in a large multi-disciplinary class. This brings with it a range of problems when designing group assessments; see how Roula tackles the problem, how she sets out her assessments, and her innovative plan to make group presentations relevant to all her students using slowmation video design.

Roula's story can be viewed at the "Snapshots of inclusive teaching practice" site.

 

 

Language support and assessment

Assessment Types

 How do I choose the right assessment type? 

Assessment of, as, for learning

The Google Site Assessment of, for as will step you through the key assessment design issues: how to choose the assessment type; how to identify your objectives; and how to achieve those objectives through your teaching. 

The Transnational Teaching Guide on assessment provides some useful advice on assesment.

Assessment & Feedback

Assessment without feedback is like archery in a darkened room ... 

Self and Peer Assessment

Mandy Keinhuis implements an 'interteaching' model with her students; the model is based on students doing pre-reading before class, discussing specific questions related to the readings, and finally providing both self and peer assessment.

See Mandy's story.

Useful links

The New Learning Spaces library guide also has useful resources and links on formative assessment, assessing group work, self-assessment and peer assessment.

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