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FACULTY OF EDUCATION AND LANGUAGES

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HPGD3203
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
MAY SEMESTER 2016
ASSIGNMENT 2
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INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS
1. Your assignment should be typed using 12 point Times New Roman font
and 1.5 line spacing.
2. You are to submit assignment only in MS-Word format unless specified
otherwise. Please refrain from converting text/phrases into picture
format such as .gif / .jpeg / print screen / etc.
3. Submission Method:
a. Face-to-face student:
You MUST submit a softcopy of your assignment online through
myINSPIRE and a hardcopy to your facilitator.
b. Online student:
You MUST submit a softcopy of your assignment via myINSPIRE
and another softcopy to the e-facilitator via e-mail.
You can submit your assignment ONCE only in a SINGLE file in
myINSPIRE. You are advised to keep a copy of your submitted
assignment and keep the RECEIPT as evidence of online submission.
4. Your assignment must be submitted on 22 24 July 2016 (5th
Seminar).
5. Your assignment should be prepared individually. You should not copy
another persons assignment. You should also not plagiarise another
persons work as your own.

HPGD3203/ASSIGNMENT2/MAY2016

EVALUATION
This assignment accounts for

60% of the total marks for the course.

PLAGIARISM: MARKS DEDUCTION


Warning: The submitted assignment will automatically undergo a
similarity check. If plagiarism is detected, marks would be deducted as
follows:
N
o.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Similarity Percentage
0 30
30.01 50
50.01 70
70.01 - 100

Marks Deduction
(%)
0
5
10
100

If you are not sure what is meant by plagiarism, refer to the various
websites which discuss this matter, e.g. owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts.

HPGD3203/ASSIGNMENT2/MAY2016

ASSIGNMENT QUESTION
Creative Ways to use Skype in the Classroom.
INTRODUCTION

Skype is free communication software which allows users to communicate by voice, video,
and instant messaging over the internet. Skype supports additional features, including file
transfer and videoconferencing.
Tips to use Skype in classroom

Get started by downloading Skype ahead of time.

Choose the venue that works best for your purposes.

Be careful about your privacy settings.

Only allow student supervised access to Skype.

INSTRUCTIONS
You are required to design and implement THREE creative ways to use Skype in the
classroom from the list below.
1. Collaborate with other classrooms.
2. Conduct expert interviews.
3. Enable participation for students outside of the classroom.
4. Use it for tutoring.
5. Host a virtual demonstration
6. Collaboration for group projects and extracurricular activities.
a) You are required to plan, design, develop and implement teaching and learning activities
using Skype.

b) You need to report your finding for any three ways used. The report should consist of
Introduction, elaboration emphasized on stages such as

plan, design, develop and

implement of teaching and learning activities using Skype for all three ways and conclusion.

Assignment 2 Rubrics
CATEGORY

WEIGHT

Missing Items

LOW

FAIR

ABOVE
AVERAGE

EXCELLENT

The introduction
states the main
topic, but does
not adequately
preview the
structure of the
paper nor is it
particularly
inviting to the
reader.
One of the
paragraphs has
a clear main
idea. Only some
supporting
details are
appropriate and
relevant. Some
outside sources
are cited/
referenced
properly.

The introduction
clearly states the
main topic and
previews the
structure of the
paper, but is not
particularly
inviting to the
reader.

The introduction
is inviting, states
the main topic
and previews the
structure of the
paper.

Main ideas of
both paragraphs
are clear. Most
supporting details
are appropriate
and relevant.
Most outside
sources are
properly cited/
referenced.

There is one
clear, wellfocused topic.
Main idea stands
out and is
supported by
detailed
information. All
outside sources
are properly
cited/
referenced.

One of the
paragraphs has
a clear main
idea. Only some
supporting
details are
appropriate and
relevant. Some
outside sources

Main ideas of
both paragraphs
are clear. Most
supporting details
are appropriate
and relevant.
Most outside
sources are
properly cited/

There is one
clear, wellfocused topic.
Main idea stands
out and is
supported by
detailed
information. All
outside sources

Introduction
*Must state
opinion and
briefly explain.

1.25

There is no introduction.

There is no clear
introduction of the
main topic or
structure of the
paper.

Body: writing
approach

1.5

Main ideas in all


paragraph is
inappropriate and
irrelevant.
Writing is generally
plagiarised.

The main ideas in


all paragraphs are
not clear. There is
a strong evidence
of plagiarism.

Body: Teaching
approach

1.5

Main ideas in all


paragraph is
inappropriate and
irrelevant.
Writing is generally
plagiarised.

The main ideas in


all paragraphs are
not clear. There is
a strong evidence
of plagiarism.

MARKS

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are cited/
referenced
properly.

referenced.

are properly
cited/
referenced.

Body:
Integration of
Skype

1.5

Main ideas in all


paragraph is
inappropriate and
irrelevant.
Writing is generally
plagiarised.

The main ideas in


all paragraphs are
not clear. There is
a strong evidence
of plagiarism.

One of the
paragraphs has
a clear main
idea. Only some
supporting
details are
appropriate and
relevant. Some
outside sources
are cited/
referenced
properly.

Main ideas of
both paragraphs
are clear. Most
supporting details
are appropriate
and relevant.
Most outside
sources are
properly cited/
referenced.

There is one
clear, wellfocused topic.
Main idea stands
out and is
supported by
detailed
information. All
outside sources
are properly
cited/
referenced.

Conclusion

1.5

There is no conclusion.

There is no clear
conclusion, the
paper just ends.

The conclusion is
recognisable, but
does not
effectively close
the essay.

The conclusion is
recognizable and
gives closure to
the essay.

The conclusion
is strong and
leaves the
reader with a
feeling that they
understand what
the writer is
"getting at."

Coherence

1.5

Writing is confusing and


has a lot of gaps. No or
limited number of
cohesive devices used to
assist comprehension.

Writing contains
major mistakes in
the use of
cohesive devices
that affected
general
understanding.

There are clear


attempts to use
cohesive devices
to link details but
in one or two
places, writing
appears
incoherent.

Details are
placed in a
logical order and
the way they are
presented
effectively keeps
the interest of
the reader.

There are attempts


to use cohesive
devices but writing
lacks direction that
affected readers
comprehension.

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Language/
Grammar

1.25

Writing is generally
incomprehensible due to
grammar, structures and
spelling mistakes.

Writer makes a lot


of errors in
grammar,
structure or
spelling that affect
readers
comprehension.

Writer makes some


errors in grammar,
structure, or
spelling that affect
readers
understanding.

Writer makes
minimal errors in
grammar,
structure and
spelling that does
not affect readers
understanding.

Writer makes no
errors in
grammar or
spelling that
distracts the
reader from the
content.

Understanding
and use of
Skype

2.5

Shows almost no
understanding and
competence in using
Skype

Shows inadequate
understanding
and competence
in using Skype

Shows adequate
understanding
and competence
in using Skype.

Shows complete
understanding
and competent
use of Skype.

10

2.5

Shows almost no
understanding and
competence in teaching
and learning design

Shows inadequate
understanding
and competence
in using teaching
and learning
design

Shows acceptable
understanding and
competence in
using Skype but
still lacking in key
areas.
Shows acceptable
understanding and
competence in
using teaching and
learning design but
still lacking in key
areas.

Shows adequate
understanding
and competence
in using teaching
and learning
design

Shows complete
understanding
and competent
use of teaching
and learning
design

10

Teaching and
learning
design

TOTAL

60