Are papers and exams the best way to measure student learning for your course? Are students integrating your content into their personal knowledge bases in a meaningful and useful way? Do students find your assessments interesting and engaging? If your answers to any of these questions are ‘no’ or ‘maybe not’, then you might want to consider some of the alternative assessments made feasible by the variety of web-based tools available today. This presentation will discuss and provide examples of alternative assessments using such tools as Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, Google Docs, e-Portfolios, and web-based presentation tools. Each of these tools provides student-friendly applications that will allow you to assess student learning in an engaging
fashion. These strategies also can offer a ‘real world’, authentic perspective that is difficult to achieve with the more traditional assessment strategies.