TECH 490 Week 5 Discussion 1 | excelsior-college
M5D1: Outcome 6 and Peer Review
Actively participate in the module discussions to reflect on your own professional/learning experience pertaining to the designated program outcomes and to assist others to do so. We hold discussions in the course for several reasons: (1) to develop community in the course as learning together and, (2) to share ideas and information in an effort to help one another (3) sharing ideas for evidence is a great way to helps us all grow, and finally, (4) by reflecting on our past, we will see that we have done so much and learned so much in every portion of the program that it frequently inspires us to continue in our quest of lifelong learning. The Discussion in this module will be helpful to you in reflecting on your past as well as sharing ideas with others.
Step 1: Post your Draft Learning Statements
Your Initial Discussion Post includes providing three learning statements for Program Outcome 6.
Program Outcome 6: Apply project management tools and techniques to plan, manage, and close a project in the applicable technology field.
Review the information provide in the ITA Portfolio Guide regarding how to write learning statements. Develop three learning statements and post to the discussion forum to receive peer review.
You will not provide your evidence in the discussion forum. Do not attach a Word Document in the discussion area, you will copy and paste your content in the discussion area.
Completion of the activity will help you satisfy the following module outcomes:
· MO#1: Explain how project management tools and techniques were used to plan and manage a project. (PO#6)
· MO#2: Reflect on project management strategies used to plan, manage, and execute a project from its inception to completion. (PO#6)
This module’s discussion focuses on Program Outcome 6. Your discussion grade will be based on the quality of your postings. We are not looking for postings of excessive quantity with little substance, but rather postings that indicate to the instructor and other learners that you are thinking about the outcome Discussion question posting or other learner’s postings, and providing or offering input that adds value to the Discussion and to the Course for other learners! These Discussions serve as a means to help you reflect and to assist others in the course to gain information and reflect on areas they may not be thinking about.
Step 2: Perform Peer Review on your Fellow Students’ Learning Statements
Review the ITA Portfolio Guide, focus on ten key components listed in the How to Write Learning Statements section. These components are meant to help you develop learning statements that meet the expectations and requirements.
1. Discuss the facts of the experience.
2. Discuss how you relate your practices, expertise, and experiences to the program outcome.
3. Discuss how you demonstrated your ability to link the coursework to the learning statement.
4. Discuss your strengths and weaknesses of the event or experience.
5. Discuss the quality of the experience and give insight and reason for judgment/decision making.
6. Discuss your applicability to your experience and expertise.
7. Identify opportunities for future development and improvement.
8. How do you identify the strengths and weaknesses of the event or experience?
9. What was the outcome? How was the outcome measured?
10. What is the evidence to support your statement?
You will perform a peer review, critically assessing how your fellow students have addressed 3 of the 10 key components. If a student has already performed peer review on the learning statements, do not use the same key components. Select three different key components to evaluate. Perform peer reviews following the criteria in the grading rubric. Be sure to address quality if writing including grammar and punctuation when providing feedback.
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.