This week, think about the problem in education that you identified back in Week 3. Create a timeline showing how technology has impacted, is impacting, and will impact this problem.
Then write a one-page summary in APA format detailing your findings and responding to all the following prompts:
Do you consider technology to be part of the problem, part of the solution, or a bit of both? Why?
Explain any important dates, events, experts whose work you relied upon, successes, challenges etc.
Some of your evidence will come from library or Internet resources, and some may also come from your workplace. While you should name authors of published resources, you should refer to your colleagues and leaders only in general terms.
Timeline showing dates and events with minimal text boxes.
Excerpt from a one-page summary
At the school where I am employed, test scores in English literature were lower than expected in 2010-2014, and this was a serious concern. In order to improve scores, the administration at my school tested a one to one ratio of computers to students in 2015 and 2016. It was somewhat successful in this aspect (explain briefly) but not in other aspects (explain briefly). Author (2006) conducted a study at a school that had also added computers to improve test scores, but his results were more successful than the results at my school. My school is trying a new intervention at the moment using some specialized reading software. Our district is considering implementing a learning management system in 2020, but we have financial issues, stakeholder resistance etc.
If you are not currently working or not working in education, it is acceptable to invent a scenario that is plausible and covers all the prompts.
You may create a timeline in Microsoft Word or use a free Microsoft Word timeline template that you find online such as the ones from
Use timeline structure with dates, text boxes (required), and additional graphics (optional).
Then use APA essay format for the one-page summary, including in-text citations and references list.
Length: 1 completed timeline and a one-page summary with in-text citations and references list
References: Include a minimum of three credible resources appropriate to your specialization. of which at least one should be from a scholarly journal.
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Week 6 – Assignment: Depict the Impact of Technology as a Problem or Solution Over Time