3. Approaches to assessment which reflect a blended learning approach

Two examples below illustrate an innovative approach to assessment using blended learning. 3.1 describes how I revised the assessment matrix to drive learning, to make it more aligned with learning outcomes and to engage the students in more preparation for class, more participation in class, and more out of class activity. 3.2 describes how I was able to use the Second Life Virtual Campus for the Student Orientation program – and to use assessment exercises to motivate students to take part and complete the activities and gain from the learning experience.


3.1 Note: I re-designed the assessment for this subject to reflect the learning outcomes for the subject and included the pre-class test (15%), tutorial tasks (30%) – both formative. Plus online group project (15%) which included peer review and assessment, and examination (40%) both summative assessments. The blended approach with the assessment strategy is explained in a paper accepted by the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education (Pang & Penfold, 2009) and which won the Best Paper Award (from 75 papers) at the 6th Asia-Pacific (APacCHRIE) Conference and THE-ICE International Panel of Experts Forum 2008, Perth, Western Australia, May 2008.

 Blended Student Orientation Assessment Plan

Blended Student Orientation Plan 

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