Check out the criteria for a successful student web 2.0 project that Marie Salinger from Whitefriars College just posted on a PLP NING group page:
What makes a good online project? The following VELS-based criteria may be addressed:
- Interpersonal – students should work in teams and have opportunities to develop speaking, listening, decision making and conflict management skills. They should also have specific roles and responsibilities in relation to those of others and the overall team goal.
- Personal – Students learn to seek and use feedback from their teachers and peers and draw on other members of the community who may provide feedback, knowledge and advice about skills that support their learning.
- Communication – development of literacy skills and opportunities to present information, ideas and opinions in a range of forms eg verbal, written, graphic, multimedia and performance.
- ICT – opportunities to communicate and collaborate and develop new thinking and learning skills in creative ways.
- Thinking – An explicit focus on thinking and the teaching of thinking skills to develop students’ thinking to a qualitatively higher level with opportunities for creative problem solving, decision making and conceptualising.
Projects will also be assessed for effective use of websites and web 2.0 tools, creativity, clarity of instructions and overall presentation.
The project and supporting materials should be presented in such a way that other teachers could follow the instructions and use/adapt the project with their own students.
Lots to think about there. Do you have criteria for online projects?