A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Alternatives to Written Assignments (12/7/18)

The vast majority of assignments in our online courses require students to submit written work. Although writing is often an effective vehicle for students to demonstrate their mastery of course objectives, assignments based on other modalities may be equally—or even more—appropriate. In this hour-long webinar, we explore:

  • Alternatives to written assignments that can capture your students’ developing knowledge and skills

  • How these alternative assignments can enrich the course experience for your students—and for you

  • Principles of universal design that can guide your formulation of novel assignments

  • Software that can support your students’ creation of alternative work products

  • Strategies for evaluating student work in different modalities

  • The process for modifying assignments in your online course