Assignment: We were to create what essentially amounted to the first four components of a research paper: the Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review, and Methodology.
Reflection: I had taught the research process to high school students, but I had not actually done a research paper in this amount of detail. This assignment helped me understand just how much work is involved in all the planning stages of a research paper, and I found it to be incredibly helpful and insightful. We stopped short of actually carrying out the research itself, which would have been too much for a one-semester course, but I feel as though I have a much better grasp on the research process after writing this paper.
Standards Addressed: TL-V Productivity and Professional Practice. Educational technology leaders design, develop, evaluate and model products created using technology resources to improve and enhance their productivity and professional practice.