2013-2014 Walden University Student Handbook (December 2013) 
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Final Projects: Ed.S. in Educational Technology Capstone Project

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The capstone for the Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Educational Technology is a summative assessment of the program in which students develop a practical technological solution to a real-world problem in their workplace. The capstone will consist of (1) identifying a technological issue of concern, (2) conducting a scholarly review of literature, (3) analyzing the literature and articulating how valid and reliable research findings (from the literature review) address the issue of concern, (4) composing scientific research-based technological interventions or recommendations that address the issue of concern, and (5) reflecting on the capstone project.

Specifically, students will identify an issue within their own work environment that is caused by technology, or that can be resolved by technology. A review of the research will help identify scholarly work that explains or addresses that issue. From there, students will summarize the research on the issue and propose a solution in the form of draft recommendations for the school or district, including proposed recommendations for the formative and summative assessment of the project, and a plan to sustain its implementation.