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Poster Assignments for Authentic Learning and Universal Design: Home

This guide includes information on poster design as an authentic assignment for college courses.

Poster Presentation Basics


Akister, J., Bannon, A., & Mullender-Lock, H. (2000). Poster presentations in social work education assessment: a case study. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 37(3), 229-233. 

Akister, J., & Kim, C. (1998). Poster Presentations: Finding Alternatives to Written Assignments for Assessing Students. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 9(3), 19-31. 

Assiter, K. V. (2010). Role of the programming assignment summary as a qualitative assessment of individual student performance: poster session. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 25(6), 214-217.

 Baird, B. N. (1991). In-class poster sessions. Teaching of Psychology, 18(1), 27-29.

 Billington, H. L. (1997). Poster presentations and peer assessment: Novel forms of evaluation and assessment. Journal of Biological Education, 31(3), 218-220. 

Griffiths, P., & Sheppard, Z. (2010). Assessing statistical thinking and data presentation skills through the use of a poster assignment with real-world data. Assessment methods in statistical education: An international perspective, 47-56. 

Handron, D. S. (1994). Poster Presentations A Tool for Evaluating Nursing Students. Nurse educator, 19(1), 17-19. 

Hay, I., & Thomas, S. M. (1999). Making sense with posters in biological science education. Journal of Biological Education, 33(4), 209-214. 

Howenstine, E., Hay, I., Delaney, E., Bell, J., Norris, F., Whelan, A., ... & Ross, A. (1988). Using a poster exercise in an introductory geography course. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 12(2), 139-147. 

Hughes, A. (2005). A poster project for an undergraduate sensation and perception course. Teaching of Psychology, 32(1), 58-59. 

Kemp, K. M., & Clark, J. A. (1992). Teaching geology using poster assignments. Journal of Geological Education, 40, 398-398. 

Mulnix, A., & Penhale, S. J. (1997). Modeling the Activities of Scientists: A Literature Review & Poster Presentation Assignment. The American Biology Teacher, 482-487. 

Orsmond, P., Merry, S., & Sheffield, D. (2006). A quantitative and qualitative study of changes in the use of learning outcomes and distractions by students and tutors during a biology poster assessment. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 32(3), 262-287. 

Samuelson, B. L., & Hicks-Kennard, C. (2012). Poster Presentations in an Introductory Linguistics Course: Designing Meaningful Assignments for Pre-service Teachers. Pedagogy, 12(2), 366-377. 

Shordike, A., & Marshall, A. (2013). Research Poster Session-Diversity and culture as an integral and explicit part of occupational science and occupational therapy education.