The assessment tasks specified in this document address a number of the objectives of this…
Assessment Specification Assignment 2: Individual Report Due Date : 19Th May Course Objectives The assessment tasks specified in this document address a number of the objectives of this course; these being: use a range of effective communication strategies; deliver effective oral presentations to an audience; write professional letters, memos and reports using correct grammar and spelling; work independently and in teams; and adapt a communication strategy to suit the audience. Topics Choose one topic from the following list:
Augmented Reality: A New Way of Online Shopping. Large online stores have started implementing AR technologies to let people see and feel their products. Will this technology have a place in the marketplace in the near future? Examine the role of technologies in your own life: to what extent are you dependent on them, and can you give up using them? Home Technologies of the Future. The Internet of Things is entering the mass market. Can you predict what our homes will look like in the future?
In many situations of your future work life, you could be required to do some fact-finding or an investigation into a specific topic given to you by your line-manager. This assignment is to mimic such a task, to develop skills in researching a chosen subject, gathering information, summarising it, and presenting your educated points of view concerning the investigation. Depending on your chosen task you may have to make an informed recommendation of which product or solution is preferred.
This is an individual piece of work. You are required to complete a report on your chosen subject. The
report should be between 1000 and 1500 words long and should include the main ideas and concepts in the
field, including appropriate referencing. Marks will be awarded for completeness and presentation of the submission, for currency and relevance of discussion, correct use of paraphrasing and referencing and English expression, grammar and spelling.
The final submission should include the following:
A title page giving the student name and chosen topic A table of contents A table of figures/graphs/illustrations etc (if required) The introduction to the overall report A mind map on the topic that you have chosen. The mind map will be basis for your report. Main body of the report detailing concepts and ideas. This will contain material summarised from the references that you have read, correctly citing those references. A time estimation The time estimation is based on the exercise in Tutorial 1, on the estimated time to complete the tasks and how long the tasks actually took. A conclusion to the overall report A full reference list in APA format. Submission Requirements: You are required to submit a single document that includes the above tasks. All submissions for this course are via the submission boxes in the Assessment section of the Moodle shell for the course. In addition, the reportshould be submitted via the Turnitin submission box in the Assessment section of the Moodle shell.
Template for time estimation task
Note that the number of sub tasks (rows in the table) are for example only and have no relationship to the actual number of tasks you consider appropriate.
Time estimation for individual reflection
Task Best time OD (Optimistic Duration) Worst Time PD (Pessimistic Duration) Estimated time ED (Estimated Duration)
Note this exercise was part of the Week 1 tutorial. Please review the activity from Week 1 to help you complete this part of the assignment.
Formula for time taken (Duration = D):
D = ((1 * OD) + (4 * ED) + (1 * PD))/6
Marking Guide – Individual Report /50 Criteria Max Points Outstanding Above Expectation At Expectation Below Expectation Unsatisfactory >=80% 70%-79% 60%-69% 50%-59% Points Range 8pts-10pts 7pts-7.9pts 6pts-6.9pts 5pts-5.9pts 0pts-4.9pts English writing style 10 Excellent English skills. Well written with good sentence structure, grammar and spelling throughout. Good English expression, spelling and grammar. Well-formed sentences and phrase for the most part. Satisfactory English writing skills but some poorly constructed sentences and phrases. Some spelling and grammatical mistakes English expression, grammar and spelling often incorrect. Poorly formed sentences and phrases Writing style very poor with incorrect grammar, spelling and expression mistakes throughout. Unintelligible in some places. Introduction 10 Excellent introduction that give interesting lead in with good overview and plan of work. Good introduction with some overview and plan of work Introduction gives some overview but no real plan of work. Introduction attempted but does not give overview or plan of work Not attempted Mind map 10 Excellent mindmap showing all ideas and knowledge connected correctly. Mindmap shows main ideas and knowledge. Several ideas presented in mind map Simplistic mind map Not supplied Development of discussion in report 10 Excellent introduction and conclusion, with in depth discussion of literature. Good thread throughout with logical conclusions drawn. Introduction and conclusion for section attempted. Some logical discussion of literature and links drawn between ideas. Some attempt at an introduction and /or conclusion. Some structure to literature review but no in depth linking of ideas No introduction and/or conclusion for section, literature review consists of unrelated sentences or points. No logical development of discussion. No introduction or conclusion to section Paraphrasing 10 Excellent use of paraphrasing. Evidence of synthesise information from a number of sources and presenting a concise summary. Good use of paraphrasing. Limited number of quote and usually where technical terms or similar have been used. Some evidence of synthesising information Some fair attempts at paraphrasing. Some quotes would have been better paraphrased. Good use of paraphrasing. Limited number of quote and usually where technical terms or similar have been used. Some evidence of synthesising information Excellent use of paraphrasing. Evidence of synthesise information from a number of sources and presenting a concise summary. Organisation 10 Report has excellent organisation with informative table of contents and page numbers clearly visible throughout report. Report well organised with good table of contents and page numbers. Report organization is average. Table of contents not complete and/or page numbers missing Report Organization is unsatisfactory. Missing table of contents and/or page numbers. Report is very difficult to follow with no table of contents or page numbers. Time Estimation Exercise 10 Breakdown of tasks into sub-tasks
Accuracy of time allowed for sub-tasks
Application of formula and final time estimation Breakdown of tasks into sub-tasks.
Accuracy of time allowed for sub-tasks.
Application of formula and final time estimation Breakdown of tasks into sub-tasks.
Accuracy of time allowed for sub-tasks. Breakdown of tasks into sub-tasks Not attempted Conclusion 10 Excellent conclusion that gives interesting summary of work and leaves reader with a thought-provoking final comment. Very good conclusion that gives summary of work, but final comment is not that impressive Conclusion gives satisfactory summary of work and no final comment Conclusion gives some summary of work and no final comment Not attempted References (APA) 10 References all in APA format and correctly listed at the end of the literature review. References in APA style but not in alphabetical order and/or not combined at end of literature review. Most references in APA format but some missing and /or references not combined at the end of the report. References in APA style but not in alphabetical order and/or not combined at end of literature review. References all in APA format and correctly listed at the end of the literature review. References (completeness) 10 Excellent references that show evidence of wide reading of current research. Good references, some a little out of date. References a bit limited. A few good references, but some too old or from inappropriate sources such as unreferenced web pages or blogs. Limited references, mostly too old and/or from inappropriate sources such as web pages or blogs. No references given in work
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