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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Skype (Audio/Video Conferencing) Rubric


Bloom's Taxonomic Level: Appying

Key Terms - Applying:


Implementing, carrying out, using, executing, running, loading, playing, operating,
hacking, uploading, sharing, editing
Bloom's Taxonomic Level: Evaluating

Key Words:
Checking, critiquing, judging, reviewing, posting, moderating, reflecting, Validating.

Introduction:
This is a rubric for audio and Audio/visual conferencing using tools like skype ©. This rubric is looking at two
taxonomic levels Applying for the planning, preparation and communication aspects and Evaluating for the
reflection.
Key to a successful conference are the aspects of planning and communication. Planning encompasses
the technical aspects – checking connection, preparing tools etc and the content/management aspects –
setting up schedules, agenda, key elements rules etc. The communication aspect looks at audio and visual
communication in its various aspects and the efficiency with which these are used. It also looks at apply the
rules, schedule and plan previously prepared.
Reflection is crucial to improving the process and learning from the process and content of the conference.
So this aspect covers not only personal involvement but also minutes, notes and recordings.

Preparation and
Communication Reflection
Planning
Little preparation is evident. Communication is poor, hard to There is little or no
The conference lacks understand, of task and inarticulate. Use reflection.
structure. Little consideration and selection of language does not aid
1 for availability/time zones etc communication.
are evident There is little evidence of rules or
etiquette, structure or planning.
2 Some connections are tested Rules and etiquette guidelines are stated. Here is some limited
prior to the event. Most communication is clear (speech, reflection on the
A schedule has been visual and written) and mainly on task. conference.
communicated. The language used is mostly appropriate Reflection is general and
Some goals for the and all parties will l understand (Spoken unstructured, Reflection
conference are outlined. and written). Slang, regional language and may be of a personal
Some key questions are colloquialisms are used. nature
prepared. Speech is mostly clear, there are issues Minutes and notes are
Rules and etiquette with pace and pitch. Volume of speech distributed.
guidelines are outlined. varies. Some areas of
Most rules and etiquette guidelines are Improvement are
followed. There is some interruption and identified.
speaking over people.
Some notes are taken these are of a poor
quality.

Andrew Churches Collaborating Rubric - Bloom's Digital Taxonomy 07/04/08


Preparation and
Communication Reflection
Planning
User has selected some Rules and etiquette guidelines are stated Parties reflect on the
suitable tools and installed and mostly adhered to. conference.
these for use in the Most communication is clear and articulate Reflection is completed
conference. (Blackboards, (speech, visual and written) and mostly on without put downs,
recorder etc). task. sarcasm or comments of a
Connections are tested prior The language used is mostly appropriate personal nature.
to the event. and all parties will l understand (Spoken Reflection and review
A schedule has been and written). examined appropriately
communicated. Speech is Mostly clear, appropriately the some following:
Goals for the conference are paced and pitched. Preparation, Goals, Key
3 outlined. Rules and etiquette guidelines stated are questions, Process,
A plan and some key mostly followed. Communications,
questions are prepared. Some notes and or recording are taken. conversations, Rules
Some resources and links are and etiquette
prepared in advance. Where appropriate suitable
Rules and etiquette resources, minutes and
guidelines are defined. notes are distributed.
Some areas of
Improvement are identified
and actioned.
User has selected suitable Rules and etiquette guidelines are clearly All parties reflect critically
tools, installed and tested defined and adhered to. on the conference.
these for use in the All communication is clear and articulate Reflection is completed
conference. (Blackboards, (speech, visual and written) and on task. without put downs,
recorder etc). Users select and use appropriate sarcasm or comments of a
Connections are tested prior language that all parties will understand personal nature.
to the event. (Spoken and written). Reflection and review
A schedule has been Speech is clear, appropriately paced and examined appropriately
communicated and agreed to pitched. the following:
by all parties. Suitable standards of etiquette are applied Preparation, Goals, Key
4 Clear goals for the regarding interrupting, turns to speak, use questions, Process,
conference are agreed to by of slang and abbreviation, use of cameras Communications,
all parties. and prepared materials. conversations, Rules
A plan and key questions are Goals and plan of conference are clearly and etiquette
prepared and approved. communicated and adhered to. Where appropriate suitable
Suitable resources and links Suitable notes and or recording are taken. resources, minutes and
are prepared in advance. notes are developed and
Rules and etiquette distributed.
guidelines are clearly defined. Improvements are
identified and actioned.

Andrew Churches Collaborating Rubric - Bloom's Digital Taxonomy 07/04/08