Assessment

Your individual performance will be evaluated for each weekly topic (see evaluation criteria below) • You will be evaluated on the level of your participation and the quality of your contribution • The following grading rubric will be used to evaluate your Discussion Blog posts.

 

 

Exceeds Expectations

(3 points)

Meets Expectations

(2 points)

 

Approaches Expectations

(1 points)

Does Not Meet Expectations

(0 point)

Level of Participation

Actively participates by posting early, and takes initiative to engage with thoughtful follow-up comments.

Posts early in the week -- by Sunday, 11:59pm

 

Participates at an acceptable level by posting a preliminary message and cursory follow-up comments.

Posts by Tuesday 11:59 pm.

Participates, but posts are infrequent and/or too late to effectively engage others.

Misses the deadlines.

Does not participate at an acceptable level.

Does not post.

Quality of Contributions

Contributions are insightful, original, and reflective, indicative of a strong understanding of the topic. Responses to others are meaningful and engaging.

Posts no less than 200, no more than 600 words. 

Has 3 images/videos embedded in the post.

Has at least 5 sources/link references related to the topic.

Post the citations at the end of the post in a MLA format.

Contributions indicate a general understanding of topic. Responses to others show a general understanding of their ideas and insights.

Has 2 images/videos embedded in the post.

Has at 2 sources/link references related to the topic.

Has all citations at the end of the post but MLA format are incomplete or not formatted properly.

 

Contributions indicate some understanding of topic. Responses to others lack engagement and understanding.

Has 1 image/video embedded in the post.

Has 1 source/link reference related to the topic.

Has incomplete citations at the end of the post and/or MLA format are incomplete or not formatted properly.

Contributions  and responses to others are often off the mark, or include irrelevant information, indicating aweak understanding of the topic.

Does not have images or videos in the post

Does not have sources/link references related to the topic.

Does not post the citations at the end of the post in a MLA format.

 

Communicating through Writing

Able to communicate using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and word choice with ability to communicate thoughts and ideas with meaning in a concise and effective manner.

Few flaws in grammar, spelling, punctuation and word choice; ideas and thoughts are communicated generally well.

Flaws in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and/or word choice; writing needs improvement to communicate thoughts and ideas  more effectively.

Many mistakes in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and/or word choice, interfering with effective communication of ideas.