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FACULTY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Individual assignment 2 – Online Discussion

Online Discussions
You are required to contribute approximately 200 words to your Discussion Forum in Blackboard (available under the tool folder). This will start in week 5. The nature of each contribution can be found on the weekly discussion forum in Blackboard. As a guide, the contributions need to be based on thoughts that arise after completing the week’s reading, video materials, etc. The thoughts may be based on personal experiences in (a not to be named) organisation (past or current), or perhaps from a web-site, journal article or mass media item that is relevant to the week’s module topic.
The thoughts that are posted to the forum should be considered and reflect logic and the nature of the topic. The intention with this task is to generate discussion about topics in modules to make material in the text come alive. Students who make comments, observations or remarks, about other students’ contributions (in an appropriately supportive way) will further enhance their marks in this task.
At the end of Week 12, students should combine what they consider to be their Five
(5) best contributions and submit them to their lecturer via Safe Assign. Students are strongly advised to make contributions from the very first week rather than leaving it to the last minute to make their minimum contribution. The workload at the end of the trimester is heavy enough without adding the extra demand of having to make all five, two hundred word contributions in these last few weeks.
The word limit is 1000 words in total, plus or minus 10%. This will be strictly observed for the choice of “Five best contributions” submitted for assessment. Print the word count on the second line of your submission, your surname, given name and student number on the first line. Should your combined FIVE forum contributions exceed the 1000 word limit, then you will need to edit this.
Your lecturer will view contributions regularly, providing selective feedback as required.

Marking Criteria
The 20% of marks will be allocated for showing:
ASSESSMENT 1 CRITERIA
N/A Poor Fair Good Very
Good Excellent
Demonstrates careful reading & inquiry into subjects (5 marks)
Responsible cited: offers examples (5 marks)
Format, excellence and strength of your argument/conclusion (4 marks)
Quality of post (5 marks)
Engagement with others (5 marks)
Deduction for late, copied, or plagiarised work (up to total marks earned)
Total out of 20

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