896 Seminar in Theory of Educational Technology

Evaluation for Seminar in Theory of Educational Technology


Course Evaluation


Grades weighting is as follows: Attendance 33% (40 points), Presentation 33% (40 points), Conference Proposal 33% (40 points).

  1. Attendance at each regular session is worth 5 points.

  2. Presentations: (40 points)
  3. Each class member will sign up for two class presentations by the beginning of the second class meeting. In the first presentation you will describe your tentative research or development agenda and the scope of work. At least 2 hours before your presentation please post to Yammer any relevant materials such as presentation outlines, paper drafts, bibliographies, timelines or related readings or websites. During the second class presentation you will present a draft or completed final paper or project. If you are a graduating masters student you will present both your portfolio and final exam during the last or next-to-last presentation day. See the masters exam link for the rubrics that will be used in evaluating your portfolio and final exam paper. Grades will be based on the organization and quality of your presentation, adherence to the allotted time and the quality of your support media (if appropriate). Your presentation may be based on or extend your conference topic .

    Possible Topics for Class Presentations:

    Note: Topics for beginners above, topics for those nearing graduation below.


  4. Conference Presentation Proposal (40 points)
    Prepare a proposal for presentation at national or regional conference. The proposal must be submitted by the proposal due date. You may, but are not required to, submit your proposal to the actual conference. The conference proposal may be based on or extend your presentation topic. Evaluation of the conference proposal will be based on the importance as defined in the rationale segment, organization, clarity and adherence to the proposal guidelines.


Your final grade will be based on the following point scale: 120-114 = A 113-108 = A- 107-102 = B+ 101-96 = B 95 -91 = B- 90 -86 = C+ 85 -81 = C >80 = F




Grading Rubrics


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3. Client Project

Rubric for Client Project Assignment:

Full Credit

A paper that clearly describes the following criteria:

  • The Target Audience
  • General Goals and Performance Objectives
  • Description of the Instruction
  • Field Trials
    • Alpha Testing and revisions
    • Beta Testing and revisions
  • A completed project that is reliable, easy-to-use, and reaches the stated goals.
  • A strong evaluation letter from the client saying that expectations have been met.

Partial Credit

  • A paper that clearly meets the criteria under Full Credit:
  • A completed project that is reliable, easy-to-use, and reaches the stated goals.
    OR
  • A strong evaluation letter from the client saying that expectations have been met.

No Credit

  • An incomplete paper that doesn't meet the criteria under Full Credit:
  • A completed project that is reliable, easy-to-use, and reaches the stated goals.
    OR
  • A strong evaluation letter from the client saying that expectations have been met.


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