Final Exam or Project?
We have the option of doing a comprehensive written exam at the end of the semester open to all materials and topics discussed in class, covered in lectures, or presented in the text, handouts, and online readings. This would, admittedly, be both a difficult exam to write and a much more challenging one to take. I'll give you three options. We will go with the one that the majority of the class votes on.
Option 1: Comprehensive written exam in class. Take up to three hours to complete on the computer during the last class.
Option 2: Complete a comprehensive written exam outside of class, due by final exam week. This exam would be "crowd sourced," that is, all of you contribute the questions the week before and I will choose from among those.
Option 3. Final project. Here are some ideas for final projects:
Syllabus. We have looked at many elements of CALL course design. Since many of you may find yourselves designing a CALL class in the near future, it may be beneficial to begin thinking about creating a syllabus for a CALL class. Create a syllabus for the CALL component of a language course. Include descriptions and brief procedures for activities.
Make a project out of one of the remaining class activities: authoring, technical primers, or distance education. The most likely candidate would be the first, a custom-authored, multimedia Web lesson or quiz.