Earlier this year I gave my 3rd year students an assignment in which they needed to write a reflective blog post based on a clinical experience they’d experienced. I just thought I’d share the rubric I used to grade the assignments, as I’ve come across a few people have have had difficulty trying to assign grades to blog posts. This one below is the best that I could manage but would love to hear if you think there’s anything I could do differently.
- A list of e-Learning Journals « Tony Bates http://bit.ly/bfs0Ej #
- Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities » Putting our diagrams to work http://bit.ly/acKbwI #
- @davecormier I like 4 🙂 in reply to davecormier #
- RT @malinkaiva: Using VoiceThread to Build Student Engagement: http://tinyurl.com/2clrtho #
- RT @johnnigelcook: “Google Gen “do not possess the critical & analytical skills” (JISC & British Library, 2008) http://bit.ly/tzUoj #
- Applied equally well to “learning” RT @patrickkayton: “The core skill of innovators is failure recovery, not error avoidance.” R. Nelson #
- Net Gen Skeptic: The Digital Literacy of “Digital Natives”. Studies increasingly urge caution in Net Gen dialogue http://bit.ly/c58C1j #
- So-Called “Digital Natives” Not Media Savvy. Comments cover methodological issues, but still interesting http://bit.ly/9VbSjy #
- In Defense of Lecture. Raises some good points…lectures clearly not all bad. Good teachers can use them well http://bit.ly/bxIhuj #
- There is a Right Way to Use Twitter – WRONG! Good set of slides separating fact from fiction re. Twitter use http://bit.ly/ccjKGv #
- 2010-07-29: Mobile literacies: How young South Africans use mobile phones. UCT Centre for Educational Technology http://bit.ly/b8CV8z #
- “Tools are a means to an end. They are used 2 produce something more interesting than the raw material & tools used 2 manipulate it” J.Bacon #
- @dkeats Going through “Art of community” now, thanks for suggestion, it might’ve taken me months to get around to it http://bit.ly/9rzarU in reply to dkeats #
- @cristinacost Sounds like a plan 🙂 We have issues as a result of our f*****d up policies in the past = unique insight to education in reply to cristinacost #
- @cristinacost I guess that’s 1 of the nice things about Europe…plenty of opportunity to see that sort of thing. Nice… #
- @cristinacost Thanks for pointing that out to me, I didn’t think to look to youtube. Will follow up on some of the other stuff too in reply to cristinacost #
- @dkeats Thanks for the recommendation, I downloaded it a few months ago but haven’t looked at it yet in reply to dkeats #
- Not sure where that last tweet came from. It just appeared in my stream…anyone experienced anything like that before? #
- RT @shrink_online9: RT @Peter_vdm: Uruguay blatantly cheat their way into the semifinal. Suarez treated as a hero after the game. What a… #
- Reading “Cultivating communities of practice” by Wenger, et al. Useful for understanding networks and groups #
- Spent most of today working on several projects using Google Docs. I’m continually impressed with the new version #
- RT @SCAprogramme: @mpaskevi Like the idea of #OER as a way of life rather than an object. #
- #nowlistening to Pride (In The Name Of Love) by #U2 from Rattle & Hum. http://is.gd/dMH6u #
- @courosa Looking forward to following 🙂 in reply to courosa #
- RT @aslam: RT @dkeats: #eskills summit has amply demonstrated both the weak skills and poor ict access in South Africa. #
- Collection of pics from one of our 3rd year physio students. Posted on our dept social network, pretty trendy http://bit.ly/ag5rVf (amazing) #
- @CosmoCat No problem. If you ever use it would love to know how and for what 🙂 in reply to CosmoCat #
- @courosa Have you considered peer feedback / review for the assessment part? in reply to courosa #
- @courosa I developed this rubric (http://bit.ly/9tFhme) if u want a starting point. It’s (too) comprehensive but can be paired down in reply to courosa #
- Social media & open/networked learning. Short course by @courosa http://bit.ly/aXvQ0v #
- RT @findanoerafrica: Educational and Cost Effectiveness: OER vs Traditional Textbooks.http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/1537 #
- @courosa Looking at assessment in the course, how will you assess the blogging and PLN development (http://bit.ly/bugfE6)? Rubric? in reply to courosa #
- @CosmoCat Here’s a project outline for how I’m using it http://bit.ly/b8mMAT. Note: I haven’t updated this document in a few months in reply to CosmoCat #
- @cristinacost @courosa re. Buddypress. We’re a few months into using BP + WP and it’s working very well. Course looks great @courosa in reply to cristinacost #
I just finished putting together a grading rubric for a wiki-based assignment that my fourth year students did earlier this year. After I couldn’t find one that suited my needs, I developed my own and thought I’d post it here (see below without formatting) in the meantime. If you have any suggestions to improve on it, please feel free to comment. You can also download the document here (it’s in the OpenDocument format).
The Introduction is clear and informative, giving the reader a good overview of what is to come. The body of the work is comprehensive and generally covers the main topic. The Conclusion sums up the work concisely.
Organization and presentation (20)
Information is clearly arranged and visually appealing so that it is easily viewed. Headings and other formatting options are used effectively to direct the reader. Graphics are well chosen and placed on the page to enhance the message.
A high level of accuracy of spelling, grammar and punctuality is expected. The content is well-written, clear and concise. Appropriate terminology is used to accurately present the information and demonstrates an understanding of the work.
Has contributed to both the assignment and discussion pages, as shown by the history of the wiki. Has made useful suggestions to other group members, as well as the peer review group. Clearly an active contributor to the assignment. Respectful and polite.
Reference material is appropriate and relevant, and the in-text citations are correctly formatted (this has nothing to do with the syntax for creating a Reference list). A Reference list is present, although not necessarily correctly formatted.
Peer review of other groups work (5)
Useful, interesting and / or encouraging comments and suggestions are made to the other group. There is engagement with peers and the content that clearly serves to assist the other group in their work.
Information literacy (5)
A variety of links have been used to direct the reader to additional information about the topic, as well as primary sources of content. All hyperlinks work and are relevant. Good use of embedded images to highlight important points and enhance the readers understanding.
Bonus marks (5)
Use of sound and / or video is used to enhance the message and provide another element of understanding and interest. Use of the wiki syntax and other tools demonstrate a deeper understanding of how the technology can be used to enhance collaboration and provide greater meaning to the work.