200 Module Short Responses Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: All of your readings and many of your activities in this course will take place in MindEdge. As you work through each module in MindEdge, you’ll be prompted to respond to questions related to what you’re reading about. These short response activities give you the chance to show your understanding of what you’re learning about in each module. At the end of each week, you’ll download your responses out of MindEdge and submit them in Brightspace to be graded.
Directions: At the end of each module in MindEdge, all of the questions you’ve been asked throughout the module—and your responses—will be pulled together onto a single page. When you reach that page, you should review and edit your responses, making sure you’ve completely answered all the questions being asked. Then, at the bottom of the page, there will be a link to download your responses into a single Word document:
Download this document and save it to your computer. Then, go to the corresponding module in Brightspace, and submit the document to the assignment called Module [#] Short Response Submission.
Module Five Question 1
a. Was this TED Talk engaging? Did you want to keep listening? Why or why not?
b. During the presentation, did you ever feel lost or confused? Did you understand the technical concepts that Sabeti presented when explaining her work?
c. After listening to her talk, do you feel personally connected to the issue? Does her work affect you? Why or why not?
d. Discuss at least one potential drawback of Sabeti’s approach that you want to see her address in future presentations, publications, or research.
Module Five Question 2
1. Who is the audience of Pardis Sabeti’s TED Talk? Focus not only on the audience shown when the camera cuts away from the stage but also on Sabeti’s message and how she chooses to present this message. Who does it seem like she’s talking to? What evidence do you rely on to help answer this question?
Module Five Question 3
1. How does Pardis Sabeti tailor the message of her presentation to her audience?