EDU587: Adult Learning and Development

EDU587: Week 4 – Assignment

Week 4 – Assignment

Technology-Based Component

[WLOs: 2] [CLOs: 1, 2]

Online learning courses in higher education tend to be very textual based. One way to reduce cognitive load often felt with a text-heavy course is to include visual resources to engage the learner. Before you begin this assignment, read the textbook Chapter 10 “Adult Learning in the Digital Age” and the articles “Leveraging Technology in Adult Education” and The Wired Classroom: Leveraging Technology to Engage Adult Learners (Links to an external site.).

Identify two discussions, assignments, or activities from the ENG 121 Course Guide  downloadthat illustrate or can be explained in terms of the application of technology. (These discussions, assignments, and/or activities may be ones you used in past weeks’ assignments, or you may use different examples for different assignments.)

  • Describe briefly each discussion, assignment, or activity, including the name and week where these items were selected.
  • Analyze the discussions, assignments, and/or activities, identifying how technology has been integrated
  • Assess the application in terms of:
    • Whether it is accessible and readily available for the task at hand.
    • Whether it supports the curricular goals associated with the discussion, assignment, and/or activities.
  • Explain these technological concepts with reference to the selected components of the course.
  • Suggest how the discussion, assignment, or activity could have better applied technology if you find less-than-adequate evidence of an identifiable application of the technology concepts covered in the week’s resources.

The paper

  • Must be three-four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages and appendices) and formatted according to APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s APA Style (Links to an external site.)
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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