Critiquing and Redesigning the Syllabus
Time frame for this activity: (30 mins)
- Understand how and why the genre of the online syllabus differs from the on-campus course syllabus (Knowledge and Comprehension)
- Understand the specific components that should be included in a syllabus for an online course (Knowledge and Comprehension)
- Analyze and evaluate a syllabus using a rubric to determine its effectiveness for an online
course (Analysis & Evaluation)
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1. Read the "Syllabus Evaluation Rubric from Cornell University" (approx. 10 mins.)
2. Negotiation of Meaning (approx. 20 mins.)
Using the Cornell University rubric as a guide, analyze and evaluate a syllabus. Access the syllabus by clicking on this Google doc.
Add your comments to the Google doc and edit the Google doc Syllabus to critique and redesign it.
Which components are missing?
On the Google doc, comment on which components you have added or would add and why to create a more effective online syllabus.
Refer to the Cornell Rubric and on the Google doc comment on which components are beginning, emerging or exemplary.
Reply to another participant's comments or edits on the Google doc.
Use the comment section below for any questions or additional comments you may have.
** Here is a guide on how to use Google docs.