The Role of Technology in Learning

Assignment 1: Discussion—The Role of Technology in Learning

Technology is all around the workplace. The process of learning is not immune from technology and is increasingly a part of the training and development strategy. Modern organizations are using technology to reach out to a broader audience.

In this assignment, you will explore the role that technology plays in the modern training organizations. In addition, you will examine the appropriateness of various technology solutions.

Technology can be a vital component of training delivery.

Tasks:

Using the course readings, the Internet, and your knowledge, respond to the following points:

  • Illustrate how technology can benefit the transfer of learning.
  • Use specific examples from your own experience or research how other organizations have utilized technology in learning.

  • Comment on the appropriateness of the technology implemented to facilitate the transfer of learning.

Submission Details:

  • By Saturday, April 8, 2017, post your responses to this Discussion Area.
  • Through Wednesday, April 12, 2017, respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. While responding, focus on expanding the discussion to include commentary and analysis of what your classmates are saying.

Write your initial response in 300–500 words. Your response should be thorough and address all components of the discussion question in detail, include citations of all sources, where needed, according to the APA Style, and demonstrate accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation

Do the following when responding to your peers:

  • Read your peers’ answers.
  • Provide substantive comments by
    • contributing new, relevant information from course readings, Web sites, or other sources;
    • building on the remarks or questions of others; or
    • sharing practical examples of key concepts from your professional or personal experiences
  • Respond to feedback on your posting and provide feedback to other students on their ideas.
  • Make sure your writing
    • is clear, concise, and organized;
    • demonstrates ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; and
    • displays accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Grading Criteria

Assignment Components

Max Points

Initial response was:

  • Insightful, original, accurate, and timely.
  • Substantive and demonstrated advanced understanding of concepts.
  • Compiled/synthesized theories and concepts drawn from a variety of sources to support statements and conclusions.

16

Discussion Response and Participation:

  • Responded to a minimum of two peers in a timely manner.
  • Offered points of view supported by research.
  • Asked challenging questions that promoted discussion.
  • Drew relationships between one or more points in the discussion.

16

Writing:

  • Wrote in a clear, concise, formal, and organized manner.
  • Responses were error free.
  • Information from sources, where applicable, was paraphrased appropriately and accurately cited.

8

Total:

40

Assignment 1 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Effectively analyzed and then reported the findings relative to the assigned topic.

24

Articulated key points in a clear, logical, and professional manner, with supporting evidence wherever required; actively contributed to the discussion by providing points of view with a rationale, challenging points of the discussion, or drawing relationships between points of the discussion.

12

Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

4

Total:

40

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