Alternative Assessment More than written
tests! (oral exams?!) Break up assignments over time. (e.g., Google Docs, Wikis...) Ensure tasks are relevant for your students. (youth culture; urban/rural; unique family experiences...) Teach students to create electronic portfolios. Provide opportunities for CHOICE. Differentiate by use of keywords; initials; experiences.
Verbal / Auditory Learners FAQs,
Announcements, ‘Scenario-driven activities’ WebQuests and Rich Performance Tasks Podcasts Synchronous ‘live’ discussions / presentations Guest experts Use of chats for online quiz to demo understanding (a more dynamic assessment)
Visual Learners students form their
own visual depictions and representations of the content; concept maps to summarize key points and learnings; comparison and contrast matrix; Venn diagram; ﬂowchart; virtual tours; graphical elements enhance navigation; students explore video clips (concepts, procedures, and skills); adventure blogs and animations provide current and interactive news stories;
Observational / Reﬂective Learners Opportunities
unique to online learning... time to reﬂect Asynchronous forums In depth discussions for critical thinking and synthesis Students create online resource libraries (Delicious) Blogs... with key friends? Mock trials; Debates; Role Play discussions POV reﬂection papers Comments and annotations from peers, team-mates, experts Interviews, consultation with mentors/experts