In Dreamweaver, open a blank HTML page. On this page, create a Discussion Question prompt that includes the following:
- A title
- A lead-in (1–2 paragraphs)
- Instructions for the post
- Any graphics, illustrations, embedded video, or links to additional resources that will aid students in answering the discussion prompt
- A scoring rubric that is linked in the discussion prompt so students can download the rubric
- You may use the Walden discussion rubric as a starting place and adjust as needed to fit your discussion
Once you have prepared your blog post in Dreamweaver, go to your blog account, start a new posting and paste in the HTML code that you created using Dreamweaver. Note: Make sure you do not paste your HTML code in the “design view” window. Most blog accounts have a tab you need to click on first that switches you to the “HTML view.” Upload any image files and linked documents you included in your discussion prompt to your blog’s file manager. Your scoring rubric should be one of these linked documents. Save your changes and publish your Discussion Question blog post.
Post a link to your Discussion Question blog post as an entry on this Discussion board. Refer to the group to which you have been assigned for this assignment to determine in which two students’ Discussion Question blog posts you are expected to participate.
Walden University M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology Program
Formative Evaluative Criteria for Discussion Board Assignments
|Quality of Work Submitted||
A: Exemplary Work
A= 4.00; A- = 3.75
All of the previous, plus the following:
B: Graduate Level Work
C: Minimal Work
C+ = 2.50; C = 2.00;
F: Work Submitted but Unacceptable
F = 1.00
|Contribution to the Learning Community||The student’s contribution meets all assigned criteria and frequently prompts further discussion of a topic.The student takes a leadership role in discussions.
Regularly contributes to collaborative learning.The student demonstrates exemplary awareness of the community’s needs.
|The student’s contribution satisfactorily meets the assigned criteria for contributions to the discussions.The student interacts frequently and encourages others in the community.The student demonstrates an awareness of the community’s needs.||The student’s contribution is minimal to the posting and response deadlines.Occasionally, the student makes an additional comment.The student makes minimal effort to become involved within the community.||The student’s contribution does not meet the assigned criteriaThe student does not respond or responds late to postings.The student does not make an effort to participate in the community as it develops.|
|Initial Posting: Critical Analysis of Issues**May include, but are not limited to, scholarly articles, collegial discussions; information from conferences, in service, faculty development, and/or meetings.||Demonstrates critical thinking to analyze and relate key points.Supports content with required readings or course materials, and may use creditable sources** in addition to those materials.||Relates to the assigned discussion topic with satisfactory evidence of critical thinking.Summarizes and supports content using information from required readings and course materials.||Summarizes or restates discussion topic components with minimal evidence of critical thinking skills.Post is off topic.Post has minimal or no connection to course materials.||Does not relate to the assigned discussion topic.|
|Responses: Quality of Learning for Colleagues and Self||Provide specific, constructive, and supportive feedback to extend colleagues’ thinking.Encourage continued and deeper discussion.Offer additional resources or experiences.Demonstrate exemplary evidence of personal learning as a result of interaction with colleagues.||Provide constructive and supportive feedback to colleagues.Refer to sources from required readings and course materials.Demonstrate satisfactory evidence of personal learning as a result of interaction with colleagues.||Provide general feedback with minimal or no connection to required readings or course materials.Demonstrate minimal evidence of personal learning as a result of interaction with colleagues.||Provide agreement without substance or connection to required readings or course materials.Demonstrate no evidence of personal learning as a result of interaction with colleagues.|
|Expression||Provides clear, concise opinions and ideas effectively written in Standard Edited English.Includes appropriate APA-formatted citations and reference list for outside sources and direct quotes.||Provides clear opinions and ideas written in Standard Edited English.Includes satisfactory APA-formatted citations and reference list for outside sources and direct quotes.||Expression is unclear or interrupted by errors.Includes minimal or no APA-formatted citations and reference list for outside sources and direct quotes.||Unacceptable written expression.May include outside sources and direct quotes that lack appropriate citations.|
|Final Assignment Grade||
A: Exemplary Work
|B: Graduate Level Work||C: Minimal Work||F: Work Submitted but Unacceptable|
The Discussion Board is intended to foster a dynamic, flowing discussion that stems from students’ engagement with course materials, one another, and faculty. Students are expected to ground their ideas and responses to one another in the course materials, in their own experience, and when relevant, in additional outside references.
**NOTE: The use of outside sources is not required for Discussion Board postings. Students must make at least one reference to course materials in their initial posting; however, it does not require a citation, unless it is a direct quotation. Outside sources must be referenced if a student uses direct quotes or paraphrases from the source.
Since all members of the online course have access to the same course materials, an allusion to an idea found in the course materials does not require an in-text citation with an accompanying reference list. However, a verbatim quote of language from any source, including course material, does require an in-text citation according to APA style (including the page number[s] of the quote) and an accompanying reference list. (Wherever there is a citation, full bibliographic information for that source must be provided in an accompanying reference list). We are aware that eCollege prevents exact APA formatting; however, students should make every effort to present information correctly..
Also, any outside sources (e.g. personal communication, published material, electronic websites, or electronic articles) — whether an allusion to an idea, a paraphrase, or a direct quote – should be cited on the Discussion Board with an accompanying reference list.
It is expected that required Discussion postings and responses will be submitted to meet the assignment due date as postings and responses to colleagues after the due date do little to foster the purposes of discussion in a community of learners. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the faculty member if contacted by the student prior to the due date describing extenuating circumstances.
Should There Be A Problem Status List: Within (MSIDT) The Discussion- Board?
Masters & Beyond
Congratulations seem to be the Order for most of us for we have made it thus far and no one absolutely no one else, save you and God truly knows the trials and errors and heavy waives that you alone had to triumph to get here today. This is a short introduction of my question and I chose it because I feel it is a topic that should concern each and every one of us now and the hereafter to where ever we settle ourselves. I have placed a rubrics within only for representations sake, but the truth of the matter I have wondered for so long why is it we as students are always asked to design a rubrics and much of it is so tattered once handed in that the actual design really isn’t there any longer. I feel that the same thing is tattered as we enter to where we go to get settled in also somewhat like a masters pedagogy or a rubric pedagogy rather than a Masters or Rubrics Andragogy. Many of us have encountered things that cannot or would not be changed and the reason for why is because many institutions and facilities are afraid of change and they hide behind the authorities who bench sit. I had such a wondrous cloud when I first started out as an online student so wondrous that I named that cloud “Ambition” and as I went to fulfill my masters that cloud got bigger and heavier. I allowed it to even change colors only because I owned it and new that I could always recolor it to whatever I wanted it to be. Yet when I did I also realize that this is what was happening behind the scenes of true grit to get that degree I had been venturing after. Not only myself but many others that were afraid to diagnose the how to analyze their sod of true grit territory actually were to afraid to do so. That is your cloud and you have the right as I do for mind to change the colors when necessary because you have the deed to the territorial rights and it is and should be your privilege. I see online education moving far up ahead of the front of the class in the future but why should it when the weight isn’t a true weight of merited value only posttraumatic esteems of egoisms to come and go again and again as they please or see fit. To get to the point where do you take a measure that shows the revalue is netter but is pushed or waived aside because of those that have had tenure or carry more clout than others. We as instructors are still learning if we allow the transfer to fit then time is no longer in a bottle. To many times I have taken the side of the outcast or the treaded upon by those who feel they have the upper hand and there is nothing you can do about the situation. I ask myself can there be a change and if so then I do not see it coming from myself because why would I want to work there and I know what they are about behind the scenes?
Doesn’t anyone care about the problems a student goes through because of the lack of true concern endeared it will never be a real moral concept step to take you higher than their say so? Example I went to a film school and I was told that I would receive all the technology and tools that would be needed to graduate. But this was a lie that I could not see until I was ready to complain that I had more credits than most schools ask for at the time and I had not encountered any hands on or lab work to be known or to come into play for the concerned degree I wanted. I realized that for me to gain that degree I would have to fight that schools obsessive territorial gain of true dare promise or repeat. I tried to place letters to all the heads of the institution and I got nowhere fast. I finally realized that the change was never going to happen and for me to take a career job there I wasn’t going to make difference, I was only another preparing to be welcomed aboard. I asked myself again is this what I really strived for? Walden University sent me a certificate, after placing an initiative surmount of the required credits towards my degree. But I was not impressed with that certificate because I had been there before and I couldn’t wait to finish my course to complete my MSIDT. What I was impressed with was a small token that was sent along with the certificate a thick wrist rubber band that had been embossed with the expression “Make A Difference_ Waldenconnection.com”. I where that band faithfully and I haven’t taken it off because I believe that with a true feeling for needing and wanting a difference change can take place where it is seen to be needed. Whether I work at WaldnU or not once I graduate I will never take that band off not until it rots or pops. My dreams and goals go much further than people that are scared of change for the better and I plan on taking it up with higher authorities that no when they have been bamboozled. I see no list for problems if any or where to send suggestive changes to help what is being pictured slaughtered silently of the endeared. I feel that many cases of such endearment are case sensitive but if they are true cases then what difference should that make? That is all the more the expression of “Make A Difference” should come into play.
We as WaldenU students are moving to higher grounds what have you encountered and would you really want something done about it? Would you keep striving to make a difference? This is my discussion board and I leave room for you to come forth with what do you think you would or should be done by who or what?