In this transition, we need to teach our students how to be digitally literate, and that's difficult to do if we test them using a written test form all the time. With so many tools available now we can expand our ideas about assessment. In my methods course we've discussed assessing students using electronic portfolios. In the portfolio, students include a cover letter, some homework problems and in-class activities they worked on, and they wrap it up with a reflection on what they learned. What's really neat about this approach is that we can delve further into the depth of knowledge our students have on the concepts that we teach while simultaneously teaching a real world job skill, namely teaching students how to prepare for a job interview. In this way we also have the student look more closely at how to learn the concepts instead of what the procedures are.
Wesch, M. (2011, January 24). Rethinking Education. [Video File]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xb5spS8pmE&list=PLbRLdW37G3oMquOaC-HeUIt6CWk-FzaGp&index=15