Talk:ELIZABETH'S MINI-COURSE ON PATCHWRITING
Krystal Haight's Peer Feedback of Elizabeth's Mini-Course -- Khaight (talk) 15:48, 30 April 2016 (EDT)
First of all, THANK YOU for all of your wonderful contributions to our course this semester, and for providing me with excellent feedback on my own mini-course. I took a look at your portfolio page to get an overview of your focus/design process for your mini-course. Your work immediately grabbed my attention, as plagiarism is a major issue these days. In fact, a few of my students in middle school plagiarized earlier this year. Below is my feedback. I have to be honest, it was extremely difficult to come up with any suggestions for improvement! Overall, you have done a fabulous job, and reviewing your course has inspired me to make a few changes with my own design. Your work is concise, eloquent, yet accessible. In other words, it is thorough without being too wordy or redundant.
A list of qualities/characteristics that I think work especially well:
- It is super easy to navigate around your course. I love how you have provided links to move between pages quickly and effortlessly.
- Your use of formatting and images helps make your mini-course visually appealing.
- In particular, I found your quilt image on you mini-course homepage very welcoming and fitting!
- All of your objectives and assessments are wonderfully aligned.
- I love your inclusion of case studies! In particular, I think it was a terrific idea to include a video of a student and professor in Case Study #1.
A few ideas to consider:
- On your portfolio page, perhaps you could include a picture of yourself?
- On your portfolio page under “goals for this mini-course” the last goal has a bullet point instead of a small dot like the other ones. Was this on purpose? I am not sure whether or not you are emphasizing this goal or if it is just a minor formatting error.
- As I explored your course, I noticed that some of your headings have letters that are all capitalized. I am wondering instead of writing in all caps, perhaps you could simply make the word larger or colored differently? I think could make your course even more inviting. However, this is just a personal preference!
- I noticed that the directions state (in Module 1) to review all of the modules’ lessons prior to clicking on the case studies. Perhaps you could make these directions pop-out more to the learner by making the font larger and bolder? My eyes are drawn to the case studies before the modules due to the font size.