Rubric for Podcasts

The following rubric was adapted from two rubrics by Bard Williams in Educator's Podcast Guide (2007, International Society for Technology in Education; book is available at Cline Library). Use it to gauge the quality of podcasts.

Podcast Rubric
Category Excellent Good Fair Needs Improvement
Organization Podcast content is clearly outlined, flows logically, and includes all appropriate media and supplemental resources. Podcast content is partly outlined but is incomplete, flows logically, and includes some appropriate media and supplemental resources. Podcast outline doesn't clearly express the content or organization of the podcast; media and supplemental resources are minimal. Podcast lacks an outline, is disorganized, and lacks appropriate media and supplemental resources.
Content Demonstrates a full understanding of the topic and is clear, concise, and correct. Demonstrates a good understanding of the topic and is clear and correct. Demonstrates some understanding of some of the topic, is correct, but lacks clarity. Demonstrates little understanding of the topic, is unclear and incorrect.
Presentation Delivery is interesting, polished, compelling, grammatically correct, well paced, and includes an appropriate and effective introduction, summary, and exit. Delivery is somewhat interesting, rehearsed, grammatically correct, and includes an introduction, summary, and exit. Delivery is choppy, unrehearsed, grammatically incorrect, not compelling, and includes an ineffective introduction, summary, or exit. Delivery is difficult to understand, contains grammar errors, and lacks an effective introduction, summary, or exit.
Audio/Video Audio and video are clear and error-free, without distractions or extraneous noise or images. Music or sound effects are used appropriately and enhance the content. Audio and video are acceptable but contain some noticeable distractions or background noise. Music or sound effects are present but ineffective. Audio or video errors, distractions, and background noise are prevalent. Music or sound effects detract from the content. Audio or video errors interfere with content and prevent comprehension. Music or sound effects not present or used inappropriately.
Accessibility Podcast contains accessibility provisions, such as descriptive captioning for video podcasts or transcripts for audio podcasts, for students who have disabilities. Captions or transcripts are accurate, complete, and error-free, and contain supplemental description where needed. Podcast contains accessibility provisions, such as descriptive captioning for video podcasts or transcripts for audio podcasts. Captions or transcripts are complete, but contain typographic errors and lack supplemental description. Podcast contains partial accessibility provisions, such as descriptive captioning for video podcasts or transcripts for audio podcasts. Captions or transcripts are present but are incomplete or inaccurate. Podcast lacks accessibility provisions.

 

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