Assignment 1 | Critical Inquiry Part 2 – Team Presentation (Team)

As a team, you will create a 10-minute presentation on the technology that you experienced and examined. This presentation can be done synchronously or as a recorded presentation, and should address your analysis and synthesis of the technology you experienced and the specific issues related to, or aspect of, the chosen technology that each of your team members investigated. The presentation should be well produced, as professionally as could be expected without the use of trained media specialists.

*Outside of the presentation, there should be a live introduction before and a discussion led by one or more of the presenting team members afterwards, for a total of approximately 1/2 hour online. Please make sure to test your presentation in Collaborate before going live with it. (*Added April 19.)

Each team member must contribute to the presentation creation and delivery in some manner. It is up to each team to manage their own planning, organization and distribution of roles and effort.

In addition, as a team you will create a 700-900 word summary in your team blog including infographic or other helpful representation of your analysis and synthesis of your critical inquiry experience and specific issues examined. The word count includes the infographic. Include up to five key references you found helpful in your inquiry (not included in word count). Provide some helpful feedback on other team blogs as well.

*The idea is to try to generate an alternative, easy-to-grasp representation of any part or all of your presentation topic or argument. This can take any of a variety of forms, for example mind or concept map, table or chart, comic-style illustration, brief video or audio clip, animation (including animated gif). The intent is to try to communicate the essence of an idea or argument in a way that’s easily and quickly understood apart from plain text. Free free to be creative and informative at the same time. *(Italicized text added April 16, 2020.)


  • CLO B – Conduct and share a critical analysis of area inquiry.
  • CLO C – Critically reflect on your learning experience as outlined in your learning plan.

Value: 25%

Submit: To register this assignment in Moodle, upload a copy of your blog post in a Word file to the Assignment 1 Part 2 dropbox in Moodle.

Course Learning Outcome/Assessment Criteria Excellent (A+ to A) Proficient (A- to B+) Satisfactory (B to B-) Unsatisfactory (F)
Rationale Rationale for choice of technology for study is compelling and clearly explained

Rationale for choice of technology is reasonable


Substantial elements of rationale are weak or missing


Little or no rationale provided
Modality and instance description Well-researched, in-depth representation of the team’s chosen technology and learning event. Clear examples given. Generally good representation of the team’s chosen technology and learning event. Minimal examples or lack of relevance Focus on either the technology or learning event but not both. Examples nonexistent. Weak and unclear representation of the technology and/or learning event
Individual perspectives Includes clear and holistic description of how individual team members’ learning plans perspectives connect to the technology and learning event Provides some connection to individual team members’ individual learning plans Individual learning plan perspectives identified but not connected to Discussion of individual learning plan perspectives lacking or largely incomplete
Production Compelling visual and audio quality. Creative, clear and to the point. Competent use of visual and audio tools. Clear and to the point.

Some flaws in presentation; not always clear or on target.


Poorly produced; difficult to follow or understand.
Critical analysis, summary and infographic Statements are backed by evidence and argumentation, and information is discussed, not just stated. Supporting information is summarized but not synthesized/connected with other perspectives. Synthesis is minimal or lacking Supporting information is stated and not summarized or backed by supporting evidence. Information is stated but lacks relevance and connection to the position statement. Statements are not backed by evidence and argumentation

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