Literature Review Annotated Bibliography (Due 4 Feb)As we progress through the course, you will submit a literature review on a topic of your choice, related to educational technology or distance learning. The
paper will be submitted in two stages. The first stage is an annotated bibliography and then the final paper.
You will submit an annotated bibliography that includes at least 7 scholarly, peer-reviewed resources. Provide a correctly-formatted APA title page with a running head
and page numbers. (Make sure to indicate your topic on the title page.) For each reference, start with the correctly formatted APA citation. Beneath each citation,
summarize the article IN YOUR OWN WORDS (do NOT copy/paste the article’s abstract…this is plagiarism!). Each summary should be 1–2 paragraphs. Next, include a brief
description (2–5 sentences) of how you intend to use each reference in your final paper; that is, provide an assessment of each article’s usefulness.
Literature Review Annotated Bibliography Grading Rubric
Elements Criteria Points Possible Points
Earned Instructor’s Comments
Sources The bibliography contains the required number of scholarly sources; entries are properly formatted; sources are current and relevant to the topic. 30
Annotations Annotations exist for each source listed; each annotation correctly summarizes/describes the corresponding source and demonstrates the student’s
critical thinking skills regarding interpretation and application of material; annotations are properly formatted and free of grammar/spelling errors. 30
The final Literature Review should be 12–15 pages long (inclusive of title page, abstract, and references) with at least 7 references. Do not exceed 15 pages. Please
follow all guidelines as set forth in the most recent edition of the APA manual.
In order to receive an exceptional grade, you will also need to identify a professional regional, state, national, or international conference at which you could
present your paper. Include a screenshot of the website of the conference, along with a one-paragraph description of why this conference would be an appropriate place
at which to present. (You do not actually have to apply to present, but you are highly encouraged to do so if you desire.)
Please note: All papers will be run through SafeAssign, Liberty’s plagiarism detection service. If found, plagiarism will result in a zero on the assignment and a
possible FD in the course. Please visit http://www.plagiarism.org for an overview of what does/does not constitute plagiarism.
Submission: Your paper is to be submitted as a .DOCX or a .RTF. Your proof of identification of your proposed conference may be a .docx, .pdf, or .jpeg. Your file name
for your paper needs to be as follows:
Literature Review Grading Rubric
32 pts. 24 pts. 16 pts.
Critical thinking Candidate’s paper reflects higher order thinking as evidenced by significant analysis of the topic. Candidate analyzes, synthesizes, or applies
information. Limited quotations and paraphrasing well integrated with original writing. Candidate’s paper reflects moderate higher order thinking as evidenced by a
moderate analysis of the topic. Candidate summarizes and applies information. Candidate’s paper reflects minimal higher order thinking as evidenced by minimal
analysis of the discussion topic. Candidate only summaries information. Candidates’ ideas are presented without attention to synthesis and, candidate heavily relies
upon quotations or paraphrasing.
Coherence Candidate’s paper has a clear, coherent structure. Candidate’s writing is concise/ parsimonious, logical, and internally consistent. Inferences are
well supported by evidence. Candidate’s writing is flowing and easy to follow. Candidate’s paper has some coherent structure and some verbosity. Some Inferences are
supported by evidence. Sentences and paragraphs relate to each other, though connections are occasionally mechanical or choppy. Candidate’s paper has little coherent
structure (i.e. illogical, disordered) and very verbose. Inferences are unsupported by evidence. Candidate’s writing is choppy, with many awkward passages.
Mechanics and Submission Candidate’s paper is relatively free from APA, grammar, and spelling errors. Candidate submits assignment as specified (i.e. correct
location, correct items, and correct format). Candidate’s paper has some APA, grammar, and spelling errors. Errors do not detract from the communication.
Candidate’s paper has frequent APA, grammar, and spelling errors. Errors substantially detract from the communication.
Candidate does not submit assignment as specified.
References Candidate uses at least 7 references. Citations and references are in correct APA format, and citations match in the body and in the reference section
and vice versa. The sources are valid and reliable journal article. Candidate uses at least 5 references. Citations and references have a few APA formatting
errors, and a few citations in the body do not match those in the reference section and vice versa. Most of the sources are valid and reliable journal article.
Candidate uses at least 3 references. Citations and references have frequent APA formatting errors, and many references that appear in the body are not cited in the
reference section and vice versa. Few of the sources are valid and reliable journal article.
Professional Development Candidate includes a screenshot of a potential conference website along with a one-paragraph description of why this conference would
be an appropriate place at which to present Candidate includes a screenshot of a potential conference website OR a one-paragraph description of why this conference
would be an appropriate place at which to present Candidate provides neither a screenshot of a conference website nor a one-paragraph description of the
rationale of appropriateness of the conference.