This final assignment is designed for you to use the leadership, change, project management, and data-informed decision-making skills and ideas you have explored in this course in developing a plan to initiate a technology change within an organization. Choose one learning tool, digital learning environment or process that you would like to initiate within your current organization. Depending on your own personal priorities or areas of interest you could create a high-level project plan outline or choose to assess the readiness of your organization for moving forward. For either option you will need to use the toolkit developed by your team (or a hybrid toolkit you develop after looking at the toolkits submitted by other teams) to outline the steps you would need to follow in initiating a change. Your plan should have a minimum of 1750 and maximum of 2000 words. You are expected to adhere to APA standards for citations and references and to back up your statements with appropriate academic literature from the readings in this course or from other relevant peer-reviewed, evidence-based research.
The structure of your plan is up to you, but you should include strategies around leadership (who will lead the initiative), change management (impacts, stakeholders), project management (resources, timelines), and incorporation of data to support decision-making and project outcomes. Also consider how you would demonstrate whether or not your initiative is successful, by outlining final outcomes and evaluation strategies.
Submit: to the Assignment 3 drop box in Moodle
|Course Learning Outcome/Assessment Criteria||Excellent
(A+ to A)
(A- to B+)
(B to B-)
|Citation and APA format||All citations and APA format are correct.||Most citations and APA formatting are correct.||Some citations and APA formatting are correct.||Few citations and APA formatting are correct.|
|Style, Grammar, Spelling||All aspects of grammar and spelling are correct.||Most aspects of grammar and spelling are correct.||Some aspects of grammar and spelling are correct.||Significant spelling and grammar errors.|
|Recognizes and assesses intended use and end user of information, and the impacts that these have on the analytical and decision-making process.||Paper shows excellent understanding of the implications of adopting the described plan.||Paper shows some understanding of the implications of adopting the plan.||Paper does not indicate an understanding of the implications of adopting the described plan.||Paper does not acknowledge the impacts the plan may have on the organization or end user.|
|Organises material coherently and concisely.||Plan begins with an overall summary and flows seamlessly using section transitions as needed. Paper is clearly structured and is well organized to support understanding and follow main points and sequence of ideas.||Plan organization is askew with sections not proceeding in an organized, logical pattern. The reader can periodically follow the main points of the argument or sequence of ideas.||Plan organization needs significant improvement. Missing transitions lead to blocky sections. Or plan is written as bullets or other non-prose style. It is difficult for the reader to follow the main points of the argument or sequence of ideas.||Plan not organized in a way that the reader can make sense of the author’s position or arguments.|
|Creates an implementation plan for a digital learning initiative that recognizes and responds to the complexity of change. Shows evidence of multiple aspects of planning, including leadership, change management, managing projects and incorporating data. and evidence.||Plan is thoughtful and original. It demonstrates excellent development of each idea and focuses on relevant details and a synthesis of pertinent research. All aspects of planning are included.||Plan is either not thoughtful or not original. Paper contains adequate development of ideas, but will benefit from more research/support or from more specific development of relevant points. All aspects of planning are included, but may not be adequately described.||Plan has some development but lacks sufficient discussion or contains irrelevant details that do not yet develop a clear sense of purpose. Additional support for relevant ideas and a synthesis of pertinent research is required. Not all aspects of planning are included.||The plan needs more details on every level, and lacks relevance and originality.|
|Demonstrates ability to think critically about information/arguments.||Statements are backed by evidence from the literature and information is discussed, not just stated.||Supporting information is summarized but not synthesized/connected with other perspectives. Synthesis is minimal or lacking.||Supportive information is stated and not summarized or backed by supporting evidence from the literature.||Information is stated but lacks relevance and connection to the position statement. Statements are not backed by evidence from the literature.|