Week 4 – Assignment
[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.
- 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
- For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).
- Must utilize academic voice. See the Academic Voice (Links to an external site.) resource for additional guidance.
- Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
- For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center sources.
- Must use at least two credible sources, at least one of which is scholarly, in addition to the course text.
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you choose to use a credible website as one of your sources, this What is CRAAP? (Links to an external site.) tip sheet can assist you to evaluate the credibility of the website. See as well the Evaluating Sources (Links to an external site.) tutorial from the Ashford University Library. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for an assignment. The Integrating Research (Links to an external site.) tutorial will offer further assistance with including supporting information and reasoning.
- Must apply APA style to document within your writing where you found information, quotes, and research as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s resource on Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style. See the Formatting Your Reference List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center for specifications.
- Review the Writing Center’s Grammarly (Links to an external site.) page before you submit your written assignment; set up a Grammarly account (if you have not already done so), and use Grammarly to review a rough draft of your assignment. Then, carefully review all issues identified by Grammarly and revise your work as needed.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.