I've had some questions come lately about how I do assessments. I've integrated blogging and wikis into almost all of these. It is important to have "genuine" assessments which accurately reflect the knowledge of students. It is always a struggle to make sure we assess fairly but responsibly. Here is what four of my classes are doing this semester.
Remember, as teachers we must be willing to do what is best for our students, not necessarily what we are used to. It was difficult to switch from "formal exams" but now that I have, I'm very happy and feel better the knowledge my students have.