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教育及語文學院 School of Education and Languages

EDU E350F

Information Technology for Teaching

Assignment File

Sep 2013


Introduction EDU E350F uses assignments during the course to assess your performance. However, these assignments are not only for assessment purposes; they have been carefully designed to help you learn. They are an integral part of the course work. All your assignments will be graded and commented on, and we hope that you will learn from these comments and improve your performance.

The course assessment strategy Assessment for EDU E350F involves continuous assessment in the form of a project, a design and an essay: • Assignment 1:

Essay

25%

• Assignment 2:

Teaching and learning resources design

25%

• Assignment 3:

E-learning project

50%

To complete the course successfully, you must achieve an overall pass in the continuous assessment component. Alignment with the course outcome: Assignment No

Course Outcome

Assignment 1: Essay

1 4

Assignment 2:

2

Teaching and learning resources design

3

Assignment 3:

2

E-learning project

3 4

Examine the implications of teaching in a digital age. Evaluate the implementation of information technology in schools. Apply information technology in a school context and develop the necessary materials for this purpose. Design e-learning resources for school teaching and reflect on the experience of using them. Apply information technology in a school context and develop the necessary materials for this purpose. Design e-learning resources for school teaching and reflect on the experience of using them. Evaluate the implementation of information technology in schools.

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The University marking scale The pass mark for each assignment is 40. You will receive a mark out of 100 in accordance with the University Marking Scale shown below: Band A AB+ B BC+ C Fail

Scale score 85–100 77–84 70-76 62–69 55-61 47–54 40-46 Below 40

Preparing your assignments Please follow these guidelines when preparing your assignments: 1

You must submit your assignments in English.

2

Use one side of the paper only.

3

Leave a margin (3 cms) on each side of the paper for your tutor’s comments.

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The main body of the report should be written in Times New Roman, 12-point, justified, with a line spacing of 1.5 or 2.

5

Put your name and student number on the top right-hand corner of each page.

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Report should be word-processed, unless permission has been given to write them.

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Number the pages and staple them together.

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For Assignment 2, submit softcopy of your data / multimedia designs in a CD with your name and student number clearly written on it.

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Make sure your assignments are accompanied by an assignment form.

10 Fill in all the details clearly on the assignment form. 11 Keep photocopies of your assignments and copies on computer disks. 12 Submit your assignments on or before the due date.

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Due dates for assignments The due date for each assignment is clearly indicated at the beginning of each assignment. If you have special reasons for not being able to submit an assignment on time, you must ask permission for late submission from your lecturer before the due date. Marks will be automatically deducted from late assignments without prior approval, as follows: Late submission without prior approval

Mark deduction

1–7 days (All assignments) 8–14 days (Assignment 1 and 2 only) 15–21 days (Assignment 1 and 2 only)

5 marks 10 marks 15 marks

Assignments which are extremely late (More than 21 days on Assignment 1 and 2 or more than 7 days on Assignment 3) without prior approval may be rejected.

Academic writing: acknowledging your sources Cheating on assignments or plagiarism is a disciplinary offence. However, we believe that, where it occurs, this is often because students are not fully aware of what is and is not acceptable, rather than through any deliberate attempt to deceive in an effort to achieve higher grades. To help you understand what plagiarism is, please download and read the guidelines on the proper way to acknowledge your sources on OLE.

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Assignment 1: Essay Cut-off date: 11 November 2013 Weighting:

25% of the total marks for the course

Length:

1800–2000 words

Analyse the strategies on Information Technology in Education in Hong Kong, evaluate the positive and negative impact of information technology on secondary school and discuss how the use of information technology affects learning and teaching for S1-S3 students. Discuss this with reference to the: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Strategies on IT in Education; Information Literacy framework in Hong Kong; Curriculum documents in Hong Kong; Theories of learning; Hong Kong school context.

The marks awarded will be based on: •

the depth of treatment of the topic (50%);

the use of sources and relevant examples (25%); and

the overall structure and presentation of the essay (25%).

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Assignment 2: Learning and Teaching resources design Cut-off date: (Task 1) 3 December 2013 (Task 2) 22 January 2014 Weighting:

25% of the total marks for the course

Task 1 (in-class assignment) (40%) Design a website to demonstrate how you can solve information-based problems with the use of internet and how you can use Web 2.0 tools on learning and teaching. The website should be set up in the Google sites. You should demonstrate the following skills: •

Use of Web 2.0 tools in learning and teaching;

Define the information needs;

Identify the information sources;

Locate and evaluate information;

Synthesize information to solve problems.

The problems will be provided by the instructor in lab session.

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Task 2 (60%) Design some multimedia learning material to be used as instructional material for Key Stage 4 (S4-S6) students. The design should include: •

at least one component using a medium other than text (graphics, sound, etc);

at least one component using animation;

at least one component using your own sound or video recording; and

the use of external web-based resources (e.g. hyperlinks).

You should provide some explanatory notes on how the learning material you designed is to be used in school. The notes should explain: •

how the material should be used;

the advantages and limitations of your design.

(The explanatory notes should be 600-800 words in length. You should provide some literatures to illustrate your views or arguments.) The marks awarded will be based on: •

the design of the teaching material (30%);

the techniques in handling multimedia material (40%); and

the clarity of the explanatory notes (30%).

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Assignment 3: E-learning project Cut-off date: 23 April 2014 Weighting:

50% of the total marks for the course

Plan and implement an e-learning website for some of your students during teaching practice. The design should include the: •

vision of your website;

profile of the instructor, students and the environment;

intended learning outcomes;

design and development of learning activities.

The website should be set up in the e-learning platform (using MOODLE) in the EDU E350F online learning environment (OLE) and the students should be given access to the website and engage in the learning tasks. Write a project report which includes evaluation of the effectiveness of the e-learning and your reflection on designing and managing an e-learning website. (The report should be around 2000 words in length. You should provide some literatures to illustrate your views or arguments.) The marks awarded will be based on: •

the design of the e-learning website (30%);

the techniques used in implementing the website (20%);

the analytical level in evaluating the effectiveness of e-learning (25%); and

your critical thinking in reflecting the process (25%).

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EDUE350F IT For Teaching