Assignment 2: strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
Refer to the Scenario for the Assignments.
First, conduct a SWOT analysis of your technology integration. This analysis should cover the four (4) categories – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. You will submit this analysis with your paper.
A SWOT analysis provides a clear baseline regarding the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of your chosen technology. There are many templates available online that you might wish to research before beginning your analysis work. Education World has a very short article that may also help to organize your thoughts: http://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/greatmeetings/greatmeetings018.shtmlhttp://www.educationworld.com/a_admin/greatmeetings/greatmeetings018.shtml.
Next, write a six to eight (6–8) page (or 1,500–2,000 word) paper to address the following:
- Provide an Introduction in which you present the scope of your analysis and how the two technologies you have selected work together to enhance the learning environment. (Note: Place this at the beginning the paper as the Introduction.)
- Provide a short description in one or two (1 or 2) paragraphs, of a class or module to frame your SWOT analysis. As you move through the analysis, keep in mind that your selected technologies must help to support instructional goals and learning outcomes.
- Using each portion of your SWOT analysis, include three to five (3-5) examplesof how your technologies provide strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, or threats. You must support these examples with clear rationale and research. These are NOT to be written as simple bullet points without detailed information.
- Provide a hypothetical timeline (of between six  months and a year) for the project development and implementation.
- Provide a summary of the main points of your analysis and at least three (3) recommendations for the implementation of the new technologies in a summary paragraph.
- Provide at least five (5) peer-reviewed references, published in the last three (3) years.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
- Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. In addition, you should only have 10% quotes in your paper.
- Include these Key Sections
- Title page
- SWOT analysis
- Proposed timeline for implementation
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
- Examine different types of technological resources for educational purposes.
- Evaluate how technology can change the content and methods of education.
- Analyze how technology can support the learning of diverse students.
- Use technology and information resources to research issues in integrating technology into education.
- Write clearly and concisely about integrating technology into education using proper writing mechanics.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills.
The Scenario for Assignments 1–3:
You will be using this scenario as the guide for your assignments in this class for the quarter.
Assume that your supervisor has appointed you to lead a committee tasked with providing a research-based proposal for integrating emerging technologies into an educational need for your organization (i.e., K12, higher education, corporate or military training). You will develop the plan in stages, which will culminate in a final project that is due in Week 10. Keep in mind that the proposal must be focused on education or training with an emphasis on new technologies. You will need to include a sample outline of how these technologies will be applied in your institution.
Using the list provided here, you must propose the integration of at least two (2) emerging technologies You are welcome to select two (2) from this list or select one (1) from here and research one (1) additional technology of your choosing. The two technologies combined must help to support your learning goals and create an engaging environment for your learners.
- Etale – Digital Age Learning, located at www.etale.org, provides access to educational documentaries across a wide range of topics.
- Edmodo, located at www.edmodo.com. Similar to what Facebook and Twitter do for social media, Edmodo is designed specifically for educational needs to keep materials, connections, and all members of the school community in touch.
- Integrate Twiddla, located at www.twiddla.com, into a training session or lesson for K-12 students. (Twiddla is an online tool that allows students to set up a Web-based meeting playground. Students have the ability to set up conference calls, too.)
- Evernote, located at www.evernote.com, helps to organize different kinds of media in one place. With everything in one place, this tool is especially useful for sharing ideas for team teaching and collaboration across districts or locations.
- Softchalk, located at www.softchalk.com, provides a cloud-based solution for collaboration, lesson planning, as well as a way to link content from multiple courses in one place in the cloud.
- Blogger, located at www.blogger.com, or KidsBlog, located at http://kidzblog.en.softonic.com/, both provide user-friendly tools to create blogs.
- SocialMention, located at http://socialmention.com/, is a social media search engine that highlights content useful for many different kinds of instruction and topics.
- Padlet, located at https://padlet.com, is a collaborative web board where you can make online class bulletin boards, poster projects, do brainstorming, and other online documents.
- G Suites for Education, located at https://edu.google.com/, includes Google Classrooms and Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Cloud, and other Google tools where you can create and post assignments, collaborate with your students, and communicate with parents.