Hello again! Instead of our scheduled discussion on MOOCs, I think everyone would benefit more from an assignment on rubrics. Since many of you will teach in these online environments or assign multimodal or blended work, you need an idea of how you will grade such projects. You’ll notice the rubric I am using for our online writing activities: this was designed by one of my classes! I sat back (and facilitated when necessary) a discussion of the important elements of this kind of work, and the entire class had to agree.
But is that a good strategy for you? Perhaps you want to design your own rubric ahead of time, maybe letting your class only tweak certain elements? What does our textbook have to say about grading students?
There is also a movement among educators to stop grading altogether, so you may decide that students can grade themselves or that the rough draft/completion of the project influences the grade more than the quality of such work.
So, for this Thursday’s assignment, I want you to design your own rubric. You can pick and choose from the links below or create something entirely new! Respond to this post with your rubric so that the entire class has access to our ideas in one place.
Here are some links to get you started:
My rubric from the Writing for New Media class
Cheryl Ball’s Assessing Multimedia (look at the lists on p. 67-68 and p. 75)
Kairos peer-review criteria (scroll down to see the four categories)