Author:
Caroline Huey
Subject:
German, Languages, Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading, Textbook
Level:
Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division, Graduate / Professional, Career / Technical, Adult Education
Tags:
Evaluation, LOUIS Peer Review, Rubric, Template, louis-peer-review
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English, German

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Grimm Grammar Review

Overview

This is a review of Grimm Grammar: https://louis.oercommons.org/courses/grimm-grammar-2 written by Caroline Huey, Associate Professor of Germanic Studies, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Comprehensiveness

The text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately and provides an effective index and/or glossary.

The resource for German grammar covers all areas and provides an effective index and/or glossary. Sometimes the glossary is unorganized and confusing.

Content Accuracy

Content is accurate, error-free and unbiased.

Content is accurate, though errors in spelling and other typos are not unusual.

Relevance Longevity

Content is up-to-date, but not in a way that will quickly make the text obsolete within a short period of time. The text is written and/or arranged in such a way that necessary updates will be relatively easy and straightforward to implement.

Grimm Grammar up-to-date, and will not become obsolete within a short period of time. The subject matter is arranged in such a way that necessary updates will be relatively easy and straightforward to implement.

Clarity

The text is written in lucid, accessible prose, and provides adequate context for any jargon/technical terminology used.

The explanations and definiitions of grammar terms are circuitous and unclear, and the fairy-tale vocabulary and examples are not relevant to actual interaction in German. Superfluous information and vocabulary make examples dense and laborious.

 

Consistency

The text is internally consistent in terms of terminology and framework.

The text is internally consistent in terms of terminology and framework.

Modularity

The text is easily and readily divisible into smaller reading sections that can be assigned at different points within the course (i.e., enormous blocks of text without subheadings should be avoided). The text should not be overly self-referential, and should be easily reorganized and realigned with various subunits of a course without presenting much disruption to the reader.

Grimm Grammar is easily and readily divisible into smaller modules that can be assigned at different points within the course. It is easily reorganized and realigned with various subunits of a course without presenting much disruption to the reader.

Organization Structure Flow

The topics in the text are presented in a logical, clear fashion.

The topics in the text are presented in a logical, clear sequence, but the explanations and definiitions of grammar terms are circuitous and unclear, and the fairy-tale vocabulary and examples are not relevant to actual interaction in German. Superfluous information and vocabulary make examples dense and laborious.

Interface

The text is free of significant interface issues, including navigation problems, distortion of images/charts, and any other display features that may distract or confuse the reader.

The text has no interface issues, although typos sometimes make the exercises incorrect.

Grammatical Errors

The text contains no grammatical errors.

Grimm Grammar has some misspellings and typos.

Cultural Relevance

The text is not culturally insensitive or offensive in any way. It should make use of examples that are inclusive of a variety of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

Grimm Grammar only refers to the context of Grimms' Fairy Tales, and as such does not make use of examples that are inclusive of a variety of races, ethnicities, and backgrounds.