Wiki Assignment Policy


I. Overview:
The Wiki assignment is designed to provide students with an authentic, real word writing assignment. Wikis exist outside of academia for a variety of purposes. For example, there are collaborative writing wikis (A Million Penguins), information bases (Wikipedia, Medpedia, Javapedia), music/ lyrics sites (LyricWiki, Muse Wiki), and a multitude of other topics/ intentions.

This class wiki is to prepare you to read and compose within the framework of one type of emerging digital literacy.

II. Grading:
Grading will be based on individual performance as well as on group completion. See the grading breakdown below.

Individual Grade Breakdown:
A
The student who receives an A will complete assignments on time/ early.
He/ She will exceed minimum expectations by contributing regularly.
He/ She will produce thorough and well-researched contributions to the page.
He/ She will work to unify the aesthetic of the group’s page.
He/ She will cite sources fully and accurately.
B
The student who receives a B will complete assignments on time.
He/ She will meet expectations by contributing regularly.
He/ She will produce thorough and researched contributions to the page.
He/ She will try to unify the aesthetic of the group’s page.
He/ She will cite sources.
C
The student who receives a C will complete responsibilities on time.
He/ She will do a bit more than the minimum.
He/ She will do the minimum amount of work to unify the group’s page.
He/ She may or may not cite sources appropriately.
D
The student who receives a D will not complete responsibilities in a timely manner. He/ She will do a minimum amount of work.
He/ She will not work to unify the group page.
He/ She will not cite the sources of his/ her information/ media contributions.
F
The student who receives an F will not complete responsibilities or log in to the Wiki.

Group Grade Breakdown:
A
The group that receives an A will complete assignments on time/ early.
The group’s page will be coherent both in textual content and visual content.
The group’s page will strive to go beyond a simple presentation of facts.
The group’s page will not simply adhere to the minimum expectations. It will go above and beyond what it expected.
B
The group that receives a B will complete assignments on time.
The group’s page will be mostly coherent both in textual content and visual content.
The group’s page will occasionally go beyond a simple presentation of facts.
The group’s page will adhere to expectations.
C
The group that receives a C will complete assignments on time.
The group’s page will be almost coherent in text and media.
The group’s page will mostly present facts.
The group’s page will adhere to minimum expectations.
D
The group that receives a D will not complete responsibilities in a timely manner.
The group’s page will be fractured and display limited coherence.
The group’s page will present only facts, some of which may be incorrect.
The group’s page may not meet minimum expectations.
F
The group that receives an F will not complete responsibilities or log in to the Wiki.

III. Deadlines:
Wiki pages are organic in nature and should, therefore, never be considered “finished.” However, for the purposes of grading, each page will have a due date. The due dates are as follows:


ALL WIKI PAGES DUE 4/27/2011

Initial grading will be tallied based on these “due dates.” Any extra credit opportunities will be given a separate, later consideration.