Blog project: how it will be graded.
We will ask you to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org during the last week of classes. This e-mail should include relevant links you will need to provide with respect to your blog project work (appearance in google, site's you have commented on etc.) and your assessment of your group members' blogs. Your blog will be graded as follows:
Overall Design 25%
This comprises the look and feel of the blog. It includes the extra links, consideration of the additional 'headers' used in the template and other resources and content linked to the template.
The grade will be assigned based on the overall look of the design and how the design is impacted by the additional content that has been included and linked to from the template (other links, other blogs, affiliate programs, adsence programs, other content included in the template that helps add context to the blog etc.)
You will need to provide me all the blogs' URLs to which you have commented, this includes classmates blogs as well as outside of class blogs. It would be helpful if you provided me the direct link (permalink) of the actual entries to which you commented. I will also determine how well you have responded to comments on your own blog.
Content of your blog: 40%
This falls into two parts.
A. Content re: your posts
The quality of the posts (relevance to theme, writing style etc.), the frequency of the posts and the links provided within the posts.
B. content re: what you add to your template (links and additional resources etc.)
Additional content that has been included and linked to from the template (other links, other class blogs, Other theme-related blogs, sitemeter, affiliate programs, adsence programs, other content included in the template that helps add context to the blog etc.) Note, it is not a question of the more links and resources you have the better it must be, its the quality of the links and resources and how they tie to your blog that is critical.
Bloglines Subscriptions: 10%
You need to subscribe to:
A. this class
B. other blogs within your group
C. other resources, theme-related blogs (esp. those listed on your blog)
You need to make your subscriptions public and make sure this is listed on this class site along with your blog. If this is not the case, please e-mail me the appropriate link.
Opportunities for extra grade consideration. (10% extra)
While not required for a full grade, you will be rewarded for the following additional things:
a. your blog's appearance in google (need to send me the google URL of the search that lists your blog as one of the results)
b. your blog's link from other, NON class blogs (need to provide me the URL of the blog that lists your blog)
We will also get feedback from you about your group members' blogs. This feedback may be used to increase your overall grade. We will ask each of you to provide an overall assessment of each of the blogs within the group, the assessment will focus on the design and utility of the blog. The feedback you provide about your group members will also be assessed, in terms of its value to the blog that you are assessing, and again could effect an increase in your grade.
Some of the previous entries on this site with respect to the blog project:
Initial Group Project Guidelines