I created a simple blog rubric for my online class, and am interested in some feedback on it.
The assignment, as stated in my syllabus:
Reflective Practice is a critical aspect of teaching and learning, and a fundamental element of teaching online involves acquiring a comfort with technology to communicate and collaborate.
Online learning is a more networked experience than traditional face-to-face (F2F) learning. Thus, students are required to use a blog for this course. Students may use their own blog (if they have one) or create a new one (WordPress.com, Blogger, Epsilen, or elsewhere). Blog posts should be done at least once a week discussing some learning or a reaction to anything in the course.
Making at least two comments every week on other course attendee blogs is required.
As I am intending the student (all of whom are adults) blogs to consider any issue in class and then relate it to their practice, this is the rubric I created:
For your own weekly blog post(s), be sure to:
- Post your blog entry before the due date ~ 0.5
- Post a link to your Blog posting in the Forum ~ 0.5
- Discuss and develop some aspect of online learning / education ~ 1.0
- Demonstrate that you are able to apply what you are learning to your professional practice ~ 1.0
Total = 3 points
I will ask them how this feels and if it works after we do our first assignment of this, so until then, I am open to other considerations for verbiage or total point (3 points / week) re-distribution. Thoughts?