Assessment

  • An assessment of effort (Log of Learning Activities) that is based on completing tasks and not determined by criteria; and
  • An assessment of capability (Portfolio of Learning) that is based on performance evidence as measured against set criteria.

Each of the 14 modules in the course provides opportunities to complete assessment of your learning, with some set requirements depending on course.

There are seven modules provided for Design and Technology and seven modules for Digital Technologies.

To assist in understanding the concepts and research presented in each module, various activities of increasing demand and complexity are provided.

Level 1 (Quiz Activity)
Level 2  (Completion Activity)
Level 3  (Learning Activity)
Level 4 (Advanced Activity)
Level 5 (Research Activity)
Level 6 (RHD Activity)

Each module in the course provides opportunities to complete assessment of your learning, with some set requirements depending on course.

During the course students need to complete six Level 1, four Level 2, two Level 3 and one Level 4 activity.

There are seven modules provided for Design and Technology and seven modules for Digital Technologies and modules will be made available in the following schedule:



Design and Technology



Digital Technologies



 D&T1 Design and Technology Curriculum*

 Week 1

 DT1 Information and Communication Technologies*

 Week 1
 D&T2 Design Thinking Week 2 DT2 Computational Thinking
 Week 3
 D&T3 Years F-2 Week 3 DT3 Years F-2 Week 3
 D&T4 Years 3-4 Week 4 DT4 Years 3-4 Week 4
 D&T5 Years 5-6 Week 4 DT5 Years 5-6 Week 4
 D&T6 Years 7-8 Week 4 DT6 Years 7-8 Week 4
 D&T7 Years 9-10 Week 4 DT7 Years 9-10 Week 4

 



The first module* in each should be considered required as they cover the fundamentals of the course, with the remaining modules providing a mix of educational technologies and pedagogical approaches.


Apart from having to do the Level 1 Quiz in modules D&T1 and DT1, you can mix and match other quizzes, level 2, 3 and 4 activities from any combination of activities from any of the modules.

Each module contains details of assessment tasks at each level: Level 1 tasks are online quizzes, Level 2 tasks are relatively simple contribution activities generally involving showing evidence of having performed an activity (Level 1 and Level 2 activities form your Log of Learning Activities, Level 3 learning activities and Level 4 Advanced Learning Activities are more substantial assignments that have set requirements and criteria to be addressed (Level 3 and Level 4 activities form your Portfolio of Learning). In some cases modules will describe higher level activities that can be explored through future studies.

Assessment Activities

  • Level 1 and 2 assessment is by completion and contributes 50% to the marks for enrolled students. These levels assess your understanding of the course content and the development of relevant skills. 

  • Level 3 and 4 assessment receives a level of achievement and contributes 50% of the marks for enrolled students. These levels assess your initiative, interpretive and analytical ability and are assessed by tutors.

During the course students need to complete six Level 1, four Level 2, two Level 3 and one Level 4 activity.

While students are welcome to assist each other in your learning via online discussion, all assessment is conducted individually. No student should provide details or assist others in any way in the completion of Level 1 and 2 activities. Behavioural Biometric analysis (including keystroke) may be used to determine if the pattern of online activity is atypical for individual students, with external students excluded from the course and enrolled students subject to academic dishonesty procedures. Level 2, 3 and 4 activities may be analysed by text matching services to ensure that the work has not been submitted previously, contain plagiarised material, or matches the profile of assignment writing services.

While you are encouraged to read into all of the modules and use Level 1 and 2 assessments to formatively diagnose your own learning, the formal assessment of your learning is structured as:


Log of Learning Activities (50% of marks)


You should complete the Level 1 (online quiz) assessment of six modules (including the two required modules) by Week 6.
Each Level 1 quiz contributes up to 5% of your marks. (30% of marks)

Level 1 (Quiz Activity)

 Quiz

You should study in detail the module before completing the quiz and ideally wait until after the discussion for that module has occurred. 

Outstanding Very High High Satisfactory Close Fail Fail Abject Fail
 5.00 - 4.25 4.24 -3.75 3.74 - 3.25 3.24 - 2.50  2.49 - 2.25 2.24 - 1.25         1.24 - 0.00
 100% - 85%         84% - 75% 74% - 65% 64% - 50% 49% - 45% 44% - 25% 24% - 0%

85% of questions answered correctly.

75% of questions answered correctly.
 
65% of questions answered correctly.

50% of questions answered correctly.

45% of questions answered correctly. 

25% of questions answered correctly.

<25% of questions answered correctly. 

To complete your quiz go to the Learning@Griffith course website and you will find the quizzes under Assessment.

You may only attempt a quiz once and the first six quizzes attempted will be used to determine their contribution to your Log of Learning Activities. You must complete the Quizzes for the D&T1 and DT1 modules.


You should complete the Level 2 (completion activities) assessment of four modules by week 6.
        Each Level 2 completion activity contributes up to 5% of your marks. (20% of marks)

Level 2 (Completion Activity)

Completion Activity

You will complete an activity that has five elements that must be included. Points will be lost for not including these elements

Outstanding Very High High Satisfactory Close Fail Fail Abject Fail
 5.00 - 4.25 4.24 -3.75 3.74 - 3.25 3.24 - 2.50  2.49 - 2.25 2.24 - 1.25         1.24 - 0.00
 100% - 85%         84% - 75% 74% - 65% 64% - 50% 49% - 45% 44% - 25% 24% - 0%

All five elements evidenced.

Four elements evidenced.
 
Three elements evidenced.

Two elements evidenced. 

One element evidenced. 

A partial element evidenced.

No element evidenced. 


To submit your completion activity, choose one of the Level 2 Completion Activity tasks on Learning@Griffith, and attach/link to the required evidence. 



Portfolio of Learning (50% of marks)


You should complete the Level 3 (learning activities) assessment of two modules by week 9.
Each Level 3 learning activity contributes up to 15% of your grade. (30% of marks)


Level 3 (Learning Activity)

Learning Activity

Each learning activity involves completion of a task of the equivalent to 700 words, a recording of 7 minutes, or in combination;

Your Learning Activity will be assessed against the following criteria with minor variations made for different tasks: 

 Outstanding Very High High Satisfactory Close Fail Fail Abject Fail
 15 - 12.75 12.74 -11.25 11.24 - 9.75 9.74 - 7.50  7.49 - 6.75 6.74 - 3.75       3.74 - 0.00
 100% - 85%         84% - 75% 74% - 65% 64% - 50% 49% - 45% 44% - 25% 24% - 0%
Interpretive ability at an exceptionally high standard.Interpretive  ability at a very high standard.Interpretive ability at a good standard.Interpretive ability at a satisfactory standard.Interpretive ability of unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Interpretive ability at an unsatisfactory standard.Interpretive ability at a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Intellectual initiative at an exceptionally high standard.Intellectual initiative at a very high standard.Intellectual initiative at a good standard.Intellectual initiative at a satisfactory standard.Intellectual initiative of unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Intellectual initiative at an unsatisfactory standard.Intellectual initiative in research, planning and development of ideas at a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Articulation and presentation at exceptionally high quality.Articulation and presentation at  very high quality.Articulation and presentation of a good quality. Articulation and presentation of a standard quality.Articulation and presentation of unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Articulation and presentation of unsatisfactory quality.Articulation and presentation of significantly unsatisfactory quality.

To submit your learning activity, choose one of the Level 3 Learning Activity tasks on Learning@Griffith, and attach/link to the required evidence. 


You should complete the Level 4 (advanced activity) assessment of one module by week 9.
The Level 4 advanced activity contributes up to 20% of your grade. (20% of marks)



Level 4 (Advanced Activity)

Advanced Activity

The Advanced Learning Activity involves completion of a task equivalent to 1100 words.

The activity will be assessed against the following criteria: 

 Outstanding Very High High Satisfactory Close Fail Fail Abject Fail
 20.00 - 17.00 16.99 -15.00 14.99 - 13.00 12.99 - 10.00  9.99 - 9.00 8.99 - 5.00       4.99 - 0.00
 100% - 85%         84% - 75% 74% - 65% 64% - 50% 49% - 45% 44% - 25% 24% - 0%
Analytical ability at an exceptionally high standard.Analytical ability  at a very high standard.Analytical ability  at a good standard. Analytical ability at a satisfactory standard.  Analytical ability of unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Analytical ability at an unsatisfactory standard.Analytical ability at a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Interpretive ability at an exceptionally high standard.Interpretive  ability at a very high standard.Interpretive ability at a good standard.Interpretive ability at a satisfactory standard.Interpretive ability of unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Interpretive ability at an unsatisfactory standard.Interpretive ability at a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Intellectual initiative at an exceptionally high standard.Intellectual initiative at a very high standard.Intellectual initiative at a good standard.Intellectual initiative at a satisfactory standard.Intellectual initiative of unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Intellectual initiative at an unsatisfactory standard.Intellectual initiative at a significantly unsatisfactory standard.
Articulation and presentation of an article at exceptionally high quality.Articulation and presentation of an article at  very high quality.Articulation and presentation of an article of a good quality. Articulation and presentation of an article of a standard quality.Articulation and presentation of an article of unsatisfactory quality but close to a satisfactory standard.Articulation and presentation of an article of unsatisfactory quality.Articulation and presentation of an article of significantly unsatisfactory quality.

To submit your Advanced Learning Activity, choose the Level 4 Learning Activity task on Learning@Griffith, and attach/link to the required evidence. 




Level 1 and 2 assessment is by completion (Assessment available to all) and contributes 50% to the marks for enrolled students and 100% for external participants. These levels assess your understanding of the course content and the development of relevant skills. 

Level 3 and 4 assessment receives a level of achievement. (Assessment available only to enrolled students) and contributes 50% of the marks for enrolled students. These levels assess your initiative, interpretive and analytical ability and are assessed by tutors.

Set Programme of Study

Students wishing for set direction (i.e. not wishing to make choices) for the course should complete the following curriculum:

Read modules D&T1, DT1, D&T2, DT2, D&T3 and D&T4 and complete:
Activities 1 (Quiz), and 2 (Completion), and 3 (Learning), and 4 (Advanced) from Module D&T1
Activities 1 (Quiz), and 2 (Completion), and 3 (Learning) from Module DT1
Activities 1 (Quiz), and 2 (Completion) from Module D&T2
Activities 1 (Quiz), and 2 (Completion) from Module DT2
Activities 1 (Quiz) from Module D&T3
Activities 1 (Quiz) from Module DT3

Assessment Milestones  

Week 6    2013EDN students Log of Learning Activities due 12 April 2013, 5pm    
Week 9    2013EDN students Portfolio of Learning due 3 May 2013, 5pm   
Week 13   Feedback on Portfolio of Learning task items 




Module Activities Summary


D&T1 Design and Technology Curriculum

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Design and Technology Poster
Level 3    Integration Analysis
Level 4    Journal Article

D&T2 Design Thinking

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Egg Drop
Level 3    Challenge Based Learning
Level 4    Design Thinking Challenge

D&T3 Years F-2

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Puppet Show
Level 3    Design Challenge
Level 4    Unit Outline

D&T4 Years 3-4

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Kite Construction
Level 3    Design Challenge
Level 4    Unit Outline

D&T5 Years 5-6

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Tall Towers
Level 3    Design Challenge
Level 4    Unit Outline

D&T6 Years 7-8

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Plate and Present Food
Level 3    Design Challenge
Level 4    Unit Outline

D&T7 Years 7-10

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Ice Cream
Level 3    Design Challenge
Level 4    Unit Outline

DT1 Digital Technologies Curriculum

Level 1 Quiz
Level 2 Digital Technologies Poster
Level 3 Integration Analysis
Level 4 Journal Article

DT2 Computational Thinking

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Algorithm
Level 3    Fairy Tales
Level 4    CT Essay

DT3 Years F-2

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Toys from the Past
Level 3    Design Challenge
Level 4    Unit Outline

DT4 Years 3-4

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Happy Birthday
Level 3    Design Challenge
Level 4    Unit Outline

DT5 Years 5-6

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Self Analysis
Level 3    Design Challenge
Level 4    Unit Outline

DT6 Years 7-8

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Windmills of your mind
Level 3    Design Challenge
Level 4    Unit Outline

DT7 Years 7-10

Level 1    Quiz
Level 2    Memory Lane
Level 3    Design Challenge
Level 4    Unit Outline




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