Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

Communications and Multimedia

Comments

This article was originally published as: Clarkson, B. & Luca, J. (2001). Improving assessment: Rubrics in a tertiary multimedia course. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2001 (pp. 297-302). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Copyright by AACE. Reprinted from the Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2001 with permission of AACE (http://www.aace.org) . Original article available here

Abstract

This paper explains how alternative assessment methods were implemented in a first-year tertiary course on web design. The aim was to make assessment clearer for the students to understand, and more focussed, using a rubric—a detailed, criterion-referenced marking guide. The results of a post-course evaluation of this action research showed that students strongly appreciated the use of this type of assessment. Our conclusion is that the rubric approach improves student satisfaction and can save lecturers time when marking.

 
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