Please submit the question and your answers in an email to the instructor marked “DB Rubric Q & A (not as an attachment).
1. What are the 3 categories of evaluation?
2. What are the 5 levels of achievement for each category of evaluation?
3. Why is it necessary to join the conversation early in the week (by Wednesdays) and continue visiting the DB/Blog during the week to make comments, answers questions about your own posting, or explore your classmates ideas on the topic?
4. Scenario 1: Jenna thinks that she is an “A” student. She works ahead and prepares her initial post the week before the module opens. She always posts on Mondays and makes sure that she has at least two research strings to support her thoughts on the topic. She visits 10 of her classmates posts on Monday. On one, Jenna writes: “Wow! I never knew that! Great post.” She comments on 4 other posts with: “Great Post!”. The other comments are also non-starters for conversation and are not evidence that she has learned or processed anything that her classmates have contributed to the discussion. She has spent a total of 15 minutes in this DB for the entire week. She does not revisit the DB for the rest of the week nor does she answer any comments made about her post. What grade will Jenna get for her participation in this DB?
5. Scenario 2: Sasha is super busy this term. She knows that in order to earn an “A” on DB’s and Blogs she has to find time to enter the DB/Blog for at least 3 days during the week. She plans ahead and does the module readings/viewing and prepares her initial post of 3 substantial paragraphs and 4 research strings that helped her support her response to the DB prompt Thursday before the module opens. She takes 10 minutes on Tuesday to submit her initial post and visit three of her classmates contributions on that evening. She reads each of her classmates (3) initial posts. She looks at some of the links provided and studies the pictures that they posted. She decides that there is more that she wants to know about some of these students’ initial posts. A sample comment from Sasha would be: “Hi Erin. I really enjoyed learning about traditional Russian food. Did you see that there are recipes for most of these traditional dishes? Did you try to cook any of them? I tried the borscht last night. It was so rich and fresh! Here is the recipe that I used: https://natashaskitchen.com/classic-russian-borscht-recipe/ . Please post the links to any of the Russian dishes that you have tried. I will come back later this week and trade more recipes.” On Thursday, Sasha visits the DB and notes that Erin has responded to her comment with a great recipe for “Blini”. She tries them that night. Friday, she responds to Erin: “Those blini were fantastic! I made some with mushrooms and sour cream. My family loved them with butter and honey for breakfast today. Thank you for sharing this recipe!” Sasha also is corresponding with Bill who has decided to research Russian monuments. Bill loves history and is fascinated by the history behind the statues that can be found in any Russian city. Sasha visited the links and looked at the pictures that Bill posted on Wednesday. Her comment that night was: ” I looked at the pictures of the monuments in Vladivostok. There was one bronze statue of Vladimir Vysotsky with a guitar. Do you know why he is famous? Thank you for the extensive research and pictures with links. I will check back in on Friday to see your response.” Sasha returns to Bill’s post on Friday and responds on his answer to her questions. She also responds to other students who answered her questions about their initial posts. Sasha has entered the DB on 3 days, has interacted with many classmates, and still only spent a total of less than an hour in the DB. What grade will Sasha get for her participation in this DB?