IEASC Online Collaboration/Assessmnt Signature Assignment

Each elective is required to have a signature assignment to obtain the certificate.

Signature Assignment (Final Project Learning Module) and to apply this elective to the certificate sequence, completely answer the following questions:

  1. Describe a concept or skill you learned in the course and  how you will integrate that into your teaching practice.
    • I learned how to successfully create a learning module with appropriate assessment techniques. I will be able to integrate this into the course that I am currently designing.
  2. Explain how your proposed integration will benefit you, your school, and your learners.
    • By integrating this module into my current course, it will allow for the remaining modules to correspond in likeness to this one. It will also allow my learners to know what will be expected of them on a regular basis. I'm not sure how it will benefit the college except that it will provide needed authentic assessment.
  3. Describe how you will evaluate your success in implementing the concept or skill. Be specific.
    • I will evaluate my success of implementing this module into the current course by asking for student feedback. Students will be provided a survey asking open ended questions about the layout, understandability, and overall "feel" of the module.

Final Project Learning Module

Course: Introductory Chemistry

Module Title: Introduction

Module Goal: Students will examine the course and exploring chemistry.

Standards: NA

Learning Objectives

Learning Resources:

Activities:

Student Introductions Discussion

In order for us to build a strong learning environment, we need to have a strong foundation. By clicking on the heading, you will be taken to the discussion forums.

When you create your thread, please use a catchy title each time. DO NOT use "Introductions" or "YourName's Introduction".

Please take a moment to give us an introduction about yourself including the following:

For added fun you may go to wordle and create a "word cloud" that describe you. Please remember to save your word cloud to the gallery and include the URL in your posting, or copy and paste it into your posting.

Your initial posting is due by Friday (you may post earlier). Please respond to a minimum of two of your classmates (outside of your original thread) on two different days by Sunday.

When responding to others, remember that your response needs to promote critical thinking. Remember that your response needs to continue the conversation rather than end it. A suggestion is that your response should be about 50-75 words and ask a question of some kind. Remember to monitor your original thread (you must answer questions that are asked).

Laboratory Reports Discussion

For each lab performed, a lab report must be submitted by a deadline. Most will not have any experience writing a formal lab report. For this discussion, you are to work in groups to find websites that teach you how to write a lab report correctly. Your group will need to view the rubric that will be used to grade all lab reports so that your group is finding applicable sites.

At the North Carolina State University, they have created LabWrite for Students. This website guides students through the process of writing a lab report. This example is used to help you know what you are looking for.

Requirements for this discussion (one person per group posts the initial thread):

NOTE: Please make sure you have read your classmates postings before you post. There should be no duplicate websites.

Your initial posting is due by Friday. Please respond to a minimum of two others (outside of your original thread) on two different days by Sunday.

When responding to others, remember that your response needs to promote critical thinking. Remember that your response needs to continue the conversation rather than end it. A suggestion is that your response should be about 50-75 words and ask a question of some kind. Remember to monitor your original thread (you must answer questions that are asked).

Introduction Quiz

Will asses your knowledge of the syllabus, lab information, rubrics and yourself. This is a timed quiz of 15 minutes, so please budget your time.

Blog

You will keep a blog of your experiences in this course. There are many free blog sites available. Many students like Blogger while others enjoy Pbworks or Wikispaces. Whichever site you choose is your choice. If you already hav a blog and wish to add to it for this course, then you may do so. You may not use online communities that you are a member of - i.e. MySpace or Facebook.

Your blog is literally your blog; it is your time to reflect on this course and how it relates to you. It is the one place where you are able to express yourself openly as long as you meet the assignment criteria.

For this submission, please post the following to your blog:

These are the required aspects of your blog for this submission. You may always post more, if you choose.

Assessment:

The following rubrics will be used to assess learning:

Discussion Board Rubric

Category 3 2 1 0
Promptness and Initiative Consistently responds to postings in a reasonable amount of time; demonstrates good self-initiative. Responds to most postings in a reasonable amount of time; requires occasional prompting to post. Responds to most postings on one day; limited initiative. Does not respond to most postings; rarely participates freely.
Delivery Consistently uses grammatically correct posts with rare misspellings. Few grammatical or spelling errors are noted in posts. Errors in spelling and grammar evidence in several posts. Poor spelling and grammar in most posts; posts appear "hasty".
Relevance Consistently posts topics related to discussion topic; cites additional references related to topic (when needed). Frequently posts topics that are related to discussion content; prompts further discussion of topic. Occasionally posts off topic; most posts are short in length and offer no further insight into the topic. Posts topics which do not relate to the discussion content; makes short or irrelevant remarks.
Expressions within/Critical Thinking Application Expresses opinions and ideas in a clear and concise manner with obvious connection to the topic. Opinions and ideas are stated clearly with occasional lack of connection to topic. Unclear connection to topic evidence in minimal express of opinions or ideas. Does not express opinions or ideas clearly, no connection to topic.
Contribution to our learning community Aware of needs of community; frequently attempts to motivate the group discussion; presents creative approaches to topic. Frequently attempts to direct the discussion and to present relevant viewpoints for consideration by group interacts freely. Occasionally makes meaningful reflection on group's efforts; marginal effort to become involved with group. Does not make effort to participate in learning community as it develops; seems indifferent.

Blog Rubric


3 2 1 0
Content and Creativity Postings provide comprehensive insight, understanding and reflection about the week. Postings provide moderate insight, understanding and reflection about the week. Postings provide minimal insight, understanding and reflection about the week. Postings show no insight, understanding and reflection about the week.
Layout, use of media, graphics Selects and inserts high quality graphics and multimedia when appropriate to enhance the content's visual appeal and increase readability. Selects and inserts graphics and multimedia that are mostly high quality and enhance and clarify content. Selects and inserts many low-quality graphics and multimedia which do not enhance the content. Does not insert any graphics, or uses only low-quality graphics and multimedia, which do not enhance the content.
Timelines Updates blog as often or more often than required; all posts are date-stamped and the most recent posts are placed at the top of the page. Updates blog when required; most posts are date-stamped with the most current posting listed at the top. Updates blog when reminded; posts are often missing a data stamp. Does not update the blog within the required time line.
Citations All images, media and text create by others display appropriate copyright permissions and accurate citations. Most images, media or text created by others display appropriate copyright permissions and accurate, properly formatted citations. Some of the images, media or text created by others does not display appropriate copyright permissions and does not include accurate, properly formatted citations. No images, media or text created by others display appropriate copyright permissions and do not include accurate, properly formatted citations.
Voice Postings reflect the author's unique personality through expressive and carefully selected word choices to bring the topic to life. Postings reflect a bit of the author's unique personality through word choices to bring the topic to life. Postings reflect almost no personality through word choices to bring the topic to life. Postings do not reflect the author's unique personality and does not bring the topic to life.

adapted from: http://www2.uwstout.edu/content/profdev/rubrics/blogrubric.html