The expectation for online discussion is that you will reply to posted questions/activities and will then reply to other students’ comments by Sunday at midnight of each week, making meaningful contributions to the discussion.  The discussions should NOT become a series of “me too!” statements.

 

 

TARGET

ACCEPTABLE

UNACCEPTABLE

Timeliness of original post

 

Initial posts are consistently posted on the assigned day

Initial posts are almost always on the assigned day

Initial posts are consistently late

 

Content

Posts reflect an excellent understanding of the topic and reflect having read the assigned reading; evidence of deep critical, reflective thinking; thoughts are in students own words and not merely repeating the readings        

Posts reflect an acceptable understanding of the content and reflect having read the assigned reading, although occasional errors or misunderstandings are present; evidence of reflective thinking; responses are usually in the student’s own words

Posts provide limited evidence for student understanding or reflection

 

Responses

Consistently responds to  2 posted comments over the course by Friday of each week(not all posts are on the same day but spread over time)

Consistently responds to 1 posted comment over the course by Friday of each week.

Responds to no post.

Contribution

Contributions to the discussion are meaningful, providing thoughtful discourse and interpretations and not merely “I agrees”                                                       Contributions to the discussion are meaningful, providing thoughtful discourse and interpretations and not merely “I agrees”

Contributions are typically meaningful, adding to the discussion; on a few occasions fall more into the “I agree” category

Contributions rarely add anything meaningful or thoughtful to the discussion