TECH 490 Week 2 Discussion 1 | excelsior-college

TECH 490  Week 2 Discussion 1 | excelsior-college

M2D1 Learning Statements: Best Practices

In this activity, we will take a deep dive into the writing of good learning statements. And the you will reflect on how the best practices you learn from the readings are aligned with the 10 key components of writing good statements.

Completion of the activity will help you satisfy the following module outcomes:

·         MO#1: Apply best practices of creative learning statements for the given learning outcomes.

Review the Module Notes and assigned readings before you proceed:

·         ITA Portfolio Guide download

·         McKinney, P. A., & Sen, B. A. (2012). Reflection for learning: understanding the value of reflective writing for information literacy development. (Links to an external site.) Journal Of Information Literacy, 6(2), 110-129. Retrieved from

Discussion Question:

In the ITA Portfolio Guide, you will find 10 key components of learning statements. Select two components from the list, and discuss how they can help you prepare your own learning statements. If you join the conversation late, try to pick the ones that have not been addressed.

Make sure to support your work with reputable sources found through the Excelsior College Library (Links to an external site.).

Post your primary response. Read any postings already provided by your instructor or fellow students. Read and respond to the conclusions drawn by at least two of your classmates. Remember to read the feedback to your own major posting and reply to it throughout the module.


Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. Be sure to check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors before you post it. When you are ready to post, click on "Reply." Then, copy/paste the text into the message field, and click "Post Reply."


This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 20% of your final course grade.


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