- Students can report feedback at their own pace. Blogging gives the option of more frequent updates, while retaining the option of having large posts twice a semester.
- Team members would receive faster feedback on how to improve. PMs could also use comments to ask questions for clarification.
- Can tag based on team member, individual goal, team goal, etc. This should make PM life a bit easier.
- Faculty can enforce a qouta on number of posts depending on the amount of feedback required.
- Easier to remember specific behavior examples the day they happened instead of at a particular time.
- High initial overhead if an existing cannot be adapted to fit Design Studio's needs. These need to be both secure and accessible, and only visible to the student and their PM.
- Easy to forget/put off because there will be more updates required (i.e. every two weeks compared to every six weeks).
- Would bring on more negative comments.
- High PM overhead because they would need to compile multiple posts to determine a grade.
A system like this would either be very easy (use Wordpress or Blogger) or quite difficult (write custom application) to set up. If a blogging system could enforce all of the constraints required by an evaluation system then it would be an attractive replacement for the current system.
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Please, share your thoughts about blogging evaluations in Design Studio. And remember, if you have any other ideas about improving the evaluations process, please share your thoughts below.
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