What does assessment look like?
You are probably wondering what your assessments will be like.
Take a sneak peek at some examples of assessment and read the tips below to be on your way to assessment success.
Types of assessment
All assessment is submitted online using Learning@Griffith. Depending on the course, your assessment could include:
- online quizzes and proctored exams
- written assignments
- group assignments
- online presentations and videos
- role plays
- problem solving exercises
- reflective journals
Every course will give you clear instructions on each assessment task.
When you are approaching your assessment there are many ways to get help. There are known ways to approach assignments that will increase your chances of success and many other ways to smash through other forms of assessment.
Learning from others
Hear from other students on their experience with studying online at Griffith University:
What will assessment look like?
You will be given clear instructions on what to do for each assignment. Explore this example to become familiar with requirements of written assignments. Roll-over or tab to the highlighted text to reveal more information about each element.
- This assignment will assess your ability to apply theory and make recommendations in the critical analysis of real world situations.
- Your task is to read the Case Study, identify the key issues and present recommended strategies.
- You should use evidence drawn from research literature to support your findings and recommendations.
- 2000 words +/- 10%
- Introduction to the Case
- Identification of key issues
- Recommended Strategies
- APA 6
- The Marking Criteria are specified in the rubric for this assignment.
- Open the rubric and read it carefully so you know how your assignment will be marked.
- Case Study Assignment - Marking Rubric [XLSX 5.4KB]
Discussing critical concepts with peers is invaluable for learning.
Some assessments might require you to discuss problems, questions or ideas with classmates.
Participation in discussions will assess your ability to apply concepts to real life situations, and to engage in robust debate where a variety of perspectives are expressed.
Your task is to:
- review the Scenario
- create a post with a recommended strategy based on the concepts you have learned in Module 1
- respond to the posts of at least 2 other students
- copy your posts and responses into a Word document and submit this via the Submission Point
- 150 words + / - 10% per original post
- 70-120 words per response
- Full reference list is not required
- Refer to authors and years e.g. Smith and Jones’ Critical Evaluation Model (2015)
Roll-over the highlighted text to reveal more information about the discussion post and its response.
I applied the Smith and Jones (2015) Critical Evaluation model. I can see that the manager in the scenario applied the elements of research when looking for precedents within and outside the organisation. I felt that her attempt at critical reflection, though, was not fully realised, as she did not identify her own contribution to the situation that arose, nor did she consider how she would respond differently to similar situations in the future.
I could also see that the Havi and Messer (2001) Learning Culture framework had some application. From the brief information given, it appears that the culture of the team does not encourage reflection on past experience to learn and adapt workplace behaviour. In fact – blame seems to be a key aspect of the current culture.
The strategy I recommend is that the manager and team members participate in individual debriefs to encourage reflection without judgement. I also recommend that the manager work with a mentor to shift the team culture from one of blame and fault-finding, to one that is open and collaborative, and to develop their reflective practice.
The way you applied the Smith and Jones (20-15) model and the Havi and Messer (2001) frameworks was useful for me, as you identified aspects of the manager’s behaviour that I hadn’t considered.
Your recommended strategy would certainly be helpful for the team, as their current culture does not seem to be healthy for anyone, and is impacting on their performance.
Not all assessment is written!
We live in an age of YouTube and Skype – so why not use online presentations in assessment!
Don’t worry – you don’t have to be a YouTube star to create your presentations! And while it can seem like creating a video is challenging, it is a valuable workplace skill in many industries.
This type of assessment gives you the opportunity to hone your communication skills via a medium you might not have used in the past.
Catch a glimpse of presentations that can be made simply with PowerPoint.
Online proctored exams
Proctoring is a process of supervising students while they complete exams to ensure academic integrity. Online, proctoring means using a remote service provided by a secure, professional proctoring agency.
A small number of online courses use proctored exams, usually associated with professional accreditation requirements.
If your course has a proctored exam, you will be given a guide on how to use the technology, and how to prepare for your exam. You will always have the opportunity to practice using the technology to you make sure you are confident using the technology.