There are several video reflections in the course. For each, you will watch the assigned video listed in the Course Schedule. Links to the videos can be found here. The purpose of the video reflections is to think about how abstract concepts or theories that you learn in class relate to the real world, as well as to engage in a critical evaluation and discussion of those issues with your peers.
Each video reflection requires you to complete two parts: (1) Summary and (2) Reaction. The instructions are the same for each video reflection; they appear below this paragraph. See Course Schedule for due dates by module topic. I suggest you write your answers within a Word document, as it will help you to ensure that the word count is sufficient and that grammar and spelling are correct.
Instructions: Watch the assigned video. After watching, write a post that contains the following two parts:
Summary: Summarize the video in at least 500 words; no more than 700
Reaction: Explain what you find most interesting about the video in at least 300 words.
You are only allowed to submit one original post. If you post more than one original post, you will receive a zero on the assignment, as it will be considered cheating.
Once you have completed your Original Post, you are ready to submit it. For the first, for example, click on the Discussions tab. Then click on “Of Blood and Murder.” Click “Start a New Thread.” Where it says “Enter a Subject”, write the title of the video. Then cut-and-paste what you wrote above into the text box, and click “Post.”
Grading: Posts will be graded using the following rubric with 10 representing a perfect score.
VIDEO REFLECTIONS GRADING RUBRIC
You adequately summarize the material. Your summary is in a distinct paragraph and is at least 150 words.
You did not summarize some of the material. Or, your summary is not in a distinct paragraph. Or, your summary is not at least 150 words in length.
You do not summarize much of the material. Your summary may not be in a distinct paragraph. Your summary is not at least 150 words in length.
You adequately react to the material. Your reaction is in a distinct paragraph and is at least 150 words.
You did not adequately react to the material. Or, your reaction is not in a distinct paragraph. Or, your reaction is not at least 150 words in length.
You do not provide an adequate reaction to the material. Your reaction may not be in a distinct paragraph. Your reaction is not at least 150 words in length.
Grammar, Spelling, & Style
No problems of either grammar or spelling. Your style is sophisticated and appropriate. The posts are easy to read, interesting, and well organized.
Posts have minor problems with grammar or spelling. The posts are generally readable, interesting, and well organized.
Posts have many problems with grammar and spelling. The essay is difficult to read, not well organized.
10 or more
6.5 or more
3 or more