Learning Activity Rubric

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A Learning Activity is the smallest unit of learning and could be a classroom activity, homework assignment, etc. Learning activities can be sequenced into Learning Modules, and can support steps on Pathways to FOSS contributions.

See also Learning Activity Format with Directions, Template:Learning Activity Overview, and Template:Learning Activity Info.

Activity Name & URL:
Author(s) Name & Contact Info:
Reviewer Name & Contact Info:
Rubric Item Level
Title & Overview
  • Describe activity clearly & concisely.
  • Enable teachers to decide if activity is a good fit.
Prerequisites, Learning Objectives, & Process Skills Practiced
  • Specify what students should be able to do before & after activity, and the process skills practiced.
  • Are active, student-centered, specific, & measurable.
  • Are likely to be achieved by this activity.
Background & Comments
  • Provide rationale & context for activity.
  • Specify any student preparation (e.g. reading).
  • Provide hints & guidance for teacher.
  • Identify likely difficulties & responses.
  • Describe possible changes & variations (parts to skip or reorder).
Activity Content & Directions - Complete
  • Have complete instructions that all students should be able to follow.
  • Use vocabulary & sentence structure appropriate & accessible to all students.
  • Use correct spelling & grammar.
Activity Content & Directions - Useful
  • Use examples likely to engage all students (not just stereotypical students).
  • Are easily adapted to other courses & settings.
Deliverables & Assessment
  • Describe what students turn in.
  • Describe how to assess work and learning.
Additional Information (area, unit, topic; difficulty; time; materials; author; source; license)
  • Complete & accurate.
Suggestions for FOSS Community
  •  ???
Discussion Page (top left of activity page)
  • Contains feedback that is more positive than negative.
  • Contains few if any unresolved issues.
  • Describes target student population (majors, courses, knowledge & skills)
  • Describes typical course setting (# of students, room layout, duration, available technology)
  • Includes handouts, sample code, tools, etc.
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