Teacher says [with a smile]: For this assignment you will write a 2000 word essay. In your essay..
Students protest: Not another essay!
Teacher sees something approaching in the sky. She says with excitement: … Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No no, it’s Assessment Man!
Assessment Man replies: Assigning too many essays? Have you heard about varied assessment?
Assessment Man then happily announces: Varied assessment is for everyone!
Other voices in the background shout out: Blogs and wikis! Artwork! Online discussions! Portfolio! Newspaper or magazine article!