Assignment 3 | Draft Digital Learning Resource and Explanations (Individual)
To learn more about Assignment 3, watch the 6 minute video below.
The purpose of this assignment is to create a prototype (a preliminary version) of the digital learning resource you proposed to create in Assignment 1. This version of your design should include draft versions of all content, activities, and assessments you intend to finalize for this course. Based on feedback from your faculty member for Assignment 1, you will refine your idea (Ideation) and create a version 1 of your design based on your reflection of your problem of practice, your exploration of learning theory that informs design, and what you have continued to learn from the potential users of your resource. This assignment helps determine your achievement of course Learning Outcome B – design and create a digital learning resource. Link to Assignment 3.
The Following Video will provide guidance on completing Assignment 3:
Using the learning from Activities 1 and 2 in Unit 2, as well as lessons learned in Unit 1, refine and develop a draft of your digital learning resource. Your design rationale should be clearly explained as part of your draft. Your choices should reflect evidence-based design practice as well as one or more learning theories that align with your problem of practice and the learning needs of your potential learners. You are welcome to use any type of educational technology solution to enhance the pedagogic design of your resource as long as the faculty member and your peers (if desired) can view your resource in progress. Whether or not you choose to create your resource as an OER (open educational resource) comes down to personal choice and/or the needs of your potential learners. The scope of your resource design should reflect a combination of factors including: how effectively you believe it solves your problem of practice; the needs of your learners; and your personal time to create both a draft and final version of your resource for purposes of this course. Your reflections on scope should be included in your draft version of the resource.
Here are explanatory elements you may include in addition to the instructions and content for learners:
- Description: Clearly and concisely describe the purpose of your digital learning resource.
- Learning Goals: Clearly describe the intended learning goals of the digital learning resource.
- Intended Audience: Identify the intended audience for your digital learning resource.
- Rationale: Explain how the digital resource will solve your problem of practice and meet the needs of the intended audience.
- Tools: Provide a summary of the tools that you would like to use to develop your digital learning resource and clearly justify why you would like to use them using one or more educational technology evaluation models.
- Assessment/Evaluation Plan: Describe any assessments that you will use to ensure the audience has achieved the intended learning goals (if applicable), and/or any evaluation methods that will be used to measure the effectiveness of the digital learning resource.
- Learning Theories & Instructional Design Principles Used: Identify the specific learning theories and instructional design principles that you will use in the creation of your digital learning resource and include an explanation of how the theories and principles will inform the design of your digital learning resource.
- Instructions for Use: Clearly and concisely outline instructions for use of your digital learning resource.
- Plan for Use: Describe how the digital learning resource will be used by learners (their level of access to the resource, their level of technology skill to use the resource, purpose for their learning, etc.
Submit: to the Assignment 3 dropbox in Moodle.
The Rubric below was created by a Team in the 2020 iteration of this course. It has been slightly modified in 2023.
(A+ to A)
(A- to B+)
(B to B-)
|Grammar & Spelling||All grammar and spelling are correct.||Most grammar and spelling are correct.||Some grammar and spelling are correct.||Significant grammar and spelling errors.|
|Citations||All citations and APA formatting are correct.||Most citations and APA formatting are correct.||Some citations and APA formatting are correct.||Few citations and APA formatting are correct.|
Evidence Based Design
|The design is fully grounded in current and relevant learning theories. The assessment model is perfectly aligned with learning theory and instructional design practices. The process of reflection based on the PoP demonstrates a full understanding of human-centred design practice.||The design mostly demonstrates attachment to the learning theory/theories & assessment model that are applied to the creation of the solution, most of the time showing the process of the reflection on the problem of practice. Design displays mostly uses human-centered.||The design demonstrates some attachment to the learning theory/theories & assessment model that are applied to the creation of the solution, somewhat shows the process of the reflection on the problem of practice. Design is partially human-centered.||The design lacks attachment to learning theory/theories & assessment model that are applied to the creation of the solution, does not show the process of the reflection on the problem of practice. The design is not human-centered.|
|The prototype is an exceptional example of a solution to a well-explained problem. The solution is clearly grounded in the designer’s control and skill set and it is obvious the final design will be portfolio-ready on time.||The design clearly illustrates refinement of ideas for prototype, demonstrates how the solution addresses the problem of practice, and indicates the scope of design is achievable.||The design mostly illustrates refinement of idea for prototype, shows mostly how the solution addresses the problem, and mostly within the scope of design.||The design illustrates some of the refinement of idea for prototype, some of how the solution addresses the problem, and somewhat falls within the scope of design.|
|Prototype design phases are clearly listed and explained in the draft of the digital resource; design rationale is clearly described, reflection on scope is clearly explained and identified.||Prototype design phases are mostly listed and explained in the draft of the digital resource; design rationale is mostly described, reflection on scope is mostly explained and identified.||Prototype design phases have some explanation in the draft of the digital resource; design rationale is partially described, reflection on scope is somewhat explained.||Prototype design phases are lacking in the draft of the digital resource; design rationale is not described, reflection on scope is missing.|