The rubric below is a suggested guide for assessing Penn State's Teaching With Technology portfolios. Teaching assistants can use the rubrics as a checklist as they work on their portfolios. Department representatives can use this as a guide when advising candidates and evaluating portfolios for approval. Click on the links in the columns to see more information on that suggested requirement.
After reading the requirements below, it is suggested that candidates also read about the Portfolio process for more information on preparing a portfolio.
In this rubric, each attribute may be assigned one number (0 - 3). That is, each evaluator can review the attributes associated with each component in the table, and, based on the Rating Guide, give one rating (0 - 3) for each attribute. These ratings on portfolio content, technology use, and overall evaluation can be used for discussion and decision-making.
|1||Requirement present, but significantly falls below expected standards|
|2||Requirement completed, but some improvement possible|
|3||Requirement fully meets or exceeds expectations|
As a rough guide, we suggest a minimum score of 41 of the 45 possible points as a reasonable score. (The 45 possible points is the result of 15 separate requirements with 3 points possible for each.)
Please note: Each department has discretion in determining the minimum for approval. Candidates should consult with their TWT departmental coordinators about how the portfolio will be scored.
The suggested rubric is divided into three sections - writing on teaching, examples of how technology was incorporated into teaching and portfolio Web design.
The purpose of these categories is to allow the instructors to demonstrate awareness of different technology tools for teaching and how they can be combined effectively.
Spreadsheet Rubric - Reviewers can also download and modify an Excel rubric.
Writing on Teaching Category
|Teaching Philosophy Statement||3|
|Brief Course Descriptions||3|
|Reflection on Lessons Learned Using Technology||3|
Your Examples Category
|Course Web Space (ANGEL, Blog page, Web page, other)||3|
|Collection of Discipline Specific Links for Students||3|
|Example Class Presentation with Technology||3|
|Create one Multimedia File (image, audio,video, podcast,...)||3|
|Example of Electronic Communication with Students||3|
|Pedagogical Innovation with Technology
(e.g. discussion boards, quizzes, surveys, blogs, experiments,)
|Your Choice (another example of a new multimedia technology, new innovation, new communication technology)||3|
Website Design Category
|Usability - reviewer can find and view materials easily||3|
|Legibility - fonts and colors allow for easy reading||3|
|Cross Browser Testing - Tested on Firefox and one other browser||3|
|Reflects Teaching Personality||3|
|Clear Writing Style||3|
|Total Possible (15 criteria)||45||0|
|Suggested Target for Certification||41||90%|