Chapter 5: FLO Design

FLO Design Self-Assessment Rubric

To help you self-assess your learning progress in relation to the Learning Outcomes and the focus on collaborative learning and planning, the rubric identifies different criteria to apply to your participation and project development.

FLO Design Rubric
Criterion Level 1: Beginning Level 2: Developing Level 3: Accomplished
Structure of Design Project Plan
  • Elements of plan seem disorganized.
  • Difficult to discern how learning is expected to occur.
  • Little evidence of learner-centred design.
  • Basic structure is clear and logical.
  • Descriptions, outcomes and objectives are clearly stated and appear relevant to primary purpose.
  • Pedagogical choices for learning are evident; elements are aligned with outcomes statements.
  • Some important principles of quality and accessibility are considered in the Plan.
  • Plan description contains pedagogical perspective, technological considerations, reasons for prototype activity selection and design.
  • Plan includes consideration of learner in terms of flexibility, meaningfulness and expectations (time, resources, etc.).
  • Plan identifies accesssibility design tasks.
Communication of Plan in Studio
  • Design Project Plan is presented briefly; little consideration of how to make it easier for audience to understand (language, design, method of presentation).
  • No visuals.
  • No, or little, response to questions from participants.
  • Plan is presented in detail – shows some consideration of how to make it easier to understand.
  • Plan is augmented with visuals (drawings or images or videos.)
  • Presenter responds to questions in a timely fashion.
  • Plan is presented in a concise, easy-to-understand way (visuals are integrated and aid depth of understanding of content.)
  • Presentor uses alternative media to provide explanations of more complex aspects or to explain pedagogical perspectives or technological choices.
  • Presenter responds to questions and engages in broader and deeper exploration of design challenges in education.
Feedback on Plan
  • Superficial feedback responses limited to praise or pointing out minor defects.
  • Few references to list of online learning elements to consider, or requests for specific feedback from presenters.
  • Demonstrates appreciative, developmental approach when posing questions or sharing feedback.
  • Shows consideration of learner perspectives.
  • Some posts show little evidence of quality, pedagogical considerations in feedback.
  • Feedback is provided in a timely and meaningful way.
  • Questions invite further dialogue rather than stating opinions.
  • Reference made to requested feedback elements, links made to workshop design theory resources or related academic sources.
Participation in Workshop Events /Activities
  • Sporadic attendance in synchronous sessions or weekly activities.
  • Limited efforts to participate in discussion.
  • Shows little engagement in workshop.
  • Attends synchronous sessions or reviews recordings and posts relevant questions and comments.
  • Provides clear weekly descriptions of evolving Design Plan elements in Studio Forum.
  • Participates in weekly Reflections Forum.
  • Posts insightful or thought-provoking comments or questions in forums.
  • Responds quickly to support other participants.
  • Develops a consistent presence as an online community member.
Reflective Practice
  • Reflections on the workshop experiences and activities are infrequent or very brief.
  • Regularly shares selected journal items that highlight personal learning and insights.
  • Integrates learning from setting objectives and/or rubric.
  • Notices key ideas and strategies from both readings and peers.
  • Considers implications for practice.


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