This rubric is designed to help make your thematic site as effective as possible. It also will be used to determine your final grade in this class.

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Aesthetics of the project

Overall Visual Appeal

0 points

There are few or no graphic elements. No variation in layout or typography.

or

Color is garish and/or typographic variations are overused and legibility suffers. Background interferes with the readability.

5 points

Graphic elements sometimes, but not always, contribute to the understanding of concepts, ideas and relationships. There is some variation in type size, color, and layout.

10 points

Appropriate and thematic graphic elements are used to make visual connections that contribute to the understanding of concepts, ideas and relationships. Differences in type size and/or color are used well and consistently.


Navigation & Flow

0 points

Getting through the lesson is confusing and unconventional. Pages can't be found easily and/or the way back isn't clear.

5 points

There are a few places where the learner can get lost and not know where to go next.

10 points

Navigation is seamless. It is always clear to the learner what all the pieces are and how to get to them.

 
Mechanical Aspects

0 points

There are more than 5 broken links, misplaced or missing images, badly sized tables, misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

10 points

There are some broken links, misplaced or missing images, badly sized tables, misspellings and/or grammatical errors.

20 points

No mechanical problems noted.

 
Upload

0 points

Files have been placed in one directory. Many file names use capitols and/or restricted characters. Graphics are spread throughout the directories. Site is not contained in a single transportable directory.

5 points

Most files are logically placed in directories. A few file names use capitols and/or restricted characters.

10 points

Site is completely transportable, with all files in logical directory structures, file names all in lower case, and graphics in a single dedicated directory.

Content

Required Elements

0 points

No required elements are present. Less than 5 content pages

5 points

Some required elements are present. Some required elements do not work. Some pages contain little content.

10 points

All elements are in place. Site contains 5 full pages of content.


Web Friendly Text

0 points

The formatting leaves the learner confused and/or unclear. Content is too wordy and formatted in long paragraphs.

5 points

Content is unevenly chunked for readability. Some long blocks of text.

10 points

Well written for a Web reader with main points easily seen and grasped while scanning.

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Quality of Writing

0 points

Text is poorly written with spelling and/or grammatical errors.

5 points

Text contains some grammatical and/or spelling errors.

10 points

No spelling or grammatical errors.


Communication of Concept

0 points

Lesson is unclear. Text does not communicate learning to the reader.

5 points

Parts of the lesson text are unclear. While some of the lesson makes sense, there are other parts that could be misinterpreted.

10 points

Text clearly and effectively communicates the important parts of the lesson.

Originality

 

0 points

Site shows no creative use of Web design. Sequence is completely linear.

5 points

Good use of hypertext and/or graphical capabilities of the Web. Iinformation can be accessed in a number of ways. Design is non-linear.

10 points

The site contains something that goes beyond expectations. There is a "Wow" moment of originality.


Total Score

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