Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Progressive Blog Review

I am posting the information after talking to the 2D Animation class today. To get started building a blog, check out www.blogger.com or www.wordpress.com. Though many other free sites exist. -Jason


MAA Review of Continuing Students

“Progressive Blog” review


Goals

Build a culture of students regularly posting their work to a blog.

Increase the use of internet-based critique

Students build portfolios continually prior to Portfolio Zero class


Process

  • SU09 will be a test rollout. Student participation will be voluntary
  • Harry offered to create Camtasia tutorials on how to create and post to a blog
  • Occurs during the 5th quarter & 9th quarter
  • Target classes: 2D Animation (MA2203) and 2D Animation Studio (MA3313)
  • Each student in that class gets reviewed by at least 2 faculty members.
  • Students have until week 8 to post their work to a blog. Faculty members will post comments to the blog or email the student directly by EOQ
  • Instructors will submit evaluation rubric (to be created) to AD by EOQ
  • 5th quarter portfolio should contain samples of the seven classes determined to be “portfolio”
  • classes as opposed to “skills” classes
  • 9th quarter portfolio should contain samples of the eleven classes determined to be “portfolio”
  • classes as opposed to “skills” classes
  • MA3321 Portfolio Fundamentals new prereq will be “AD Approval”. Students need to pass their
  • 9th quarter review in order to be enrolled in MA3321


Predicted Outcomes

More critiques, more improvement of work through revisions

Students continually grow a portfolio as they complete projects beginning with their first quarter

Better quality of portfolios

Less production work in Portfolio Zero and Portfolio 1 class

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