Controlled chaos creates compelling rubric

Raz Kerwin, TCom’12, an instructional developer in educational technology at S&T, published an article in October issue of The Teaching Professor.

Kerwin, who has been teaching Technical Communication 2540 Layout and Design at Missouri S&T on a regular basis, wrote an article titled “Involving Students in Rubric Creation and Using Google Docs to Make It Happen.” In it, Kerwin says that using Google Docs “can quickly become chaos” when students collaborate on creating a rubric. But if the chaos is controlled, the students usually come up with the “best” version of work — in real time.

“I regularly end up with a student-created rubric much like the ones I’ve created—but with a key difference: students are full stakeholders in the rubric,” writes Kerwin. “They know exactly what a rubric is, what it’s good for and how to use it. “

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