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Giving Students Choices

What about letting students make some choices about learning the content in our courses? Most of us already do at least a bit of that. We let them decide on paper topics, what they want to create or perform, or whether they will do optional homework problems. Some of us offer more; we let them decide whether they'll write a paper or take an exam, whether they'll complete a closed-book or take-home test, or how much their quizzes or participation will count within a designated range.

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