Today was one of the best Media Arts classes I've had in a while. I saw collaboration, engagement, and a willingness to help others. Some of the students who often need more redirection were the most helpful.
I won't equate this change to any one factor, but students ARE working on a project where they created their own grading rubric, and where they know they'll be the ones grading the work when it's done. I think this expiriment might be a contributing factor.