Alternatives to Written Assignments

On Demand
Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: On Demand

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. This presentation will explore the benefits of alternatives to written assignments, as well as how to design and evaluate them.

Outcomes: Understand the benefits of alternative assignments * Design and evaluate an alternative assignment * Identify technologies that will support the creation of alternative assignments


  • Heather Myers

    Instructional Designer, College of Online Education, Johnson & Wales University
  • Maya Ott

    Assistant Director, Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence, Suffolk University