There are two streams of assessment for this course. The first, ‘Becoming Digital Historians: Co-creating Content Online,’ is comprised of a set of assignments that require you to conduct online research and interact with our class blog through writing posts and commenting on existing content. This set of assessment activities are designed to enhance your ability to integrate social media and online tools into your academic research and better adapt your critical thinking skills to digital content creation. For this project you will also be asked to present your work and facilitate class discussion.
The second stream of assessment, ‘Consumer Society Case Study: Person Place or Thing’, requires you to develop a case study of a selected, significant element of consumer society (person, place or thing). You will write a case study research paper, developed in multiple stages throughout the course with guidance and feedback from the instructor and your classmates. Detailed instructions and due dates for each individual assignment will be given out in class and posted on our class blog.
Additional In-class and Take home activity worksheets
There will also, on occasion, be worksheets and activities given in-class and to take home. These will be marked: incomplete, complete and exceptional. So long as all assignments are completed, you will receive no lower than a B for this portion of the course. Those turning in exceptional work will receive an A, and those failing to complete assignments in full will receive a C or below.
DETAILED BREAKDOWN OF ASSESSMENT
Stream 1: Becoming Digital Historians: Co-creating Content Online (30% total)
- Person, Place or Thing blog post (250-300 words + presentation and discussion facilitation) 10%
- Case Study blog post (250-300 words + presentation and discussion facilitation) 10%
- Comments and blog engagement (min 3 comments 100 words each) 10%
Stream 2: Consumer Society Case Study: Person Place or Thing (60% total)
- Case Study topic proposal 5%
- Annotated bibliography 15%
- Peer review feedback form 10%
- Final paper 40%
Additional In-class and Take home activity worksheets (10% total)