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April 1, 2015

Assignment 2-Student Project

Student project development for Assignment 2


Grading:    This is worth 30% of your final mark


EDDL 5131 Group Safety Assignment


Students will work in groups of no more than 5 and will open the web site for LTC which the instructor will provide. Working in small groups, they will develop a multimedia presentation to teach the rest of the class about a particular safety topic related to seniors living at home. All the necessary information is present on the Long Term Care (LTC) website. You will need to inform the instructor about which topic you pick.

The topics include:

  • safety in the kitchen
  • fire safety in the home
  • fall prevention in the home
  • preventing home support worker injuries
  • hoarding and clutter

Each group will present their topic to the rest of the class by way of a multimedia presentation. A marking guide will be provided for reference.


Purposes of the presentation:

  • Learning to assess safety in the home for seniors while working as a Home Support Worker.
  • Learning to create a multimedia display to impart to fellow students an explanation of safety concerns on your chosen topic


Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a multimedia presentation to a simulated home situation


  • Exhibit knowledge of safety issues for seniors in their home


Required Elements to Receive Full Marks

  1. Multimedia display including two from: text, image, sound or video.
  2. Examples of application to Home Support
  3. Demonstration of teamwork in achieving the final presentation including a review by your peers.

This website was created by Cornell University to explore the environment most seniors find themselves in if they are living in a two-story home. The challenges they face in this situation are common.

Marking Guide:


Expected criteria

Unacceptable criteria

Total Marks = 30Covers the Topic

  • Gives specific examples for home support application
  • Clarifies concerns about variations in home area
  • Does not stay on topic
  • No examples for home support
  • No clarification of concerns about variations in home area


5 marks

ontains the required elements (see above)

  • Comprehensive multimedia display
  • Easily understood

  • Does not contain a comprehensive multimedia display
  • Difficult to understand


10 marks


Creativity and accuracy

  • Uses a game or quiz to enhance learning
  • Encourages class involvement and online participation
  • Class is bored
  • No class participation


10 marks


Teamwork- Shared the workload

  • Each person creates part of the presentation
  • (assessed by peers at the end of the presentation)
  • One person dominates the presentation.

Information is repeated







1 Comment

  1.   jo medley — April 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm    Reply

    I find it a little difficult to comment on some of your posts because they are definitely outside my realm of curriculum experience. But, I do find activities like this one really help the students ‘internalize’ the knowledge. Which is something I expect you really want your students to gain.
    I am not sure if this is for a f2f class or not, but in my experience I have found groups of 5 to be too many people for each member to really have an opportunity to contribute.

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