Task 2 specifications

Developing a professional resource

Due Date: 29 May

Weight: 60%

Criteria & Marking:

1. Introduction to the resource.
Did the introduction have a clear account of the aspect of digital culture and a clear rationale for the resource that relates to the educational needs and interests of the target professional group? Is there an account of the trial of the resource and use of feedback from the trial?
2. Educational purposing of the resource
Is there evidence that the resource is targeted to the needs and interests of the professional group? Did the resource demonstrate a thoughtful engagement with the contemporary educational interests of the target professional group.
3. Logic and structure of the resource
Was the paper written in a style appropriate to the target professional group? Was it well structured? Was there a logic to the argument flow and analysis presented in the resource? Does the resource draw upon the analytical approaches developed in the course?
4. Presentation
Was the resource written in a style and format appropriate to the target professional group? Was a list of bibliographic references provided? Were these set out consistently in an appropriate academic style? (use of APA 6th style is required). Was the contribution to the Wiki integrated into the existing resources?

Description:
Weighting: 60%
Requirement: 3000 words (or equivalent)
Date Due: 29th May 5pm
This assessment draws on your work in the first assignment. Assignment 2 requires you to design, prepare and trial a professional resource which explores the educational aspects and issues that relate to the topic of the scholarly paper. The paper can take a variety of forms. The choice of the format will depend upon the professional needs and interests of the student. The example of one form given here will serve as a basis for professional resources. The format will need to be negotiated with the lecturer for the course.
A briefing paper for a professional association.
This resource would provide a succinct account of the aspect of digital culture examined in the first assignment and provide a thorough examination of the educational issues and implications for the professional association related to the topic. The resource should then be trialed and the feedback from the trial used to refine the resource.
The assignment will need to include the following parts:
• Introduction. The introduction should identify the aspect of digital culture addressed in the resource and its relationship to the professional needs and interests of the student. It should outline the rationale for the resource, its audience, and the circumstances for its trial. It should briefly describe the trialing of the resource and the use made of the feedback obtained. (500 words)
• The resource. The resource should be seen as a means of informing or improving the understandings of a target group of professionals about the educational significance, and implications of the aspect of digital culture which has been researched. The resource needs to be responsive to the predispositions of the target group so they are well placed to make decisions about the educational implications of the particular aspect of digital culture. (2200 word equivalent)
• Reference list detailing all references used in the assignment. (Not included as part of the word count)
• Integration into the course Wiki. A brief summary of the resource, its purpose, target audience and scope has to be integrated into the Wiki. (300 word equivalent)