As the author of Could We Be Doing Better with Our Assignments? argues, assignments are “vehicles through which students learn course content.” Are your course assignments—the papers, exams, quizzes, and homework you have students complete to demonstrate mastery of course concepts—the best method to assess learning?
If you’re ready to take a more creative approach to assignments, you might find the over 50 reader-submitted suggestions found in the Comments section of this article inspiring. Suggestions include a mobile scavenger hunt, group project mock court, and a visual discussion board of pictures students take that illustrate course concepts. Click on the above link to get inspired!