Hacking the Book is assessed by portfolio and group project. The reason for this is that the course is about applied knowledge so we want to assess how what is learned is put into practice. As the first half of the course is mostly conceptual, the portfolios give students a chance to reflect on what they have learned and consider how this material might apply more widely. The second half of the course is much more practical and so the group projects allow students to demonstrate what they know through the production of some sort of digital resource. Writing an essay is one type of practice, but on this course, we want students to do much more.
For those of you taking the course, remember that your portfolios are due in next week, week eleven. Full details about the portfolios can be found via the link on the course schedule.