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COIT20249 Assessment Details
Assessment item 2—Portfolios
Due date: See page 2 for details about submission deadlines for each item.
Please Note: Moodle uses AEST time. That is, if you live outside Queensland you will have to adjust the time for final submission (due date and time). ASSESSMENT
Weighting: 40%
Length: Depends on each activity 2
Objectives
This assignment is designed to encourage the development of professional skills through the completion of weekly activities relevant to the role of an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professional. Please refer to the Unit Profile to see how this assessment item relates to the Unit Learning Outcomes.
These objectives will be measured by the ‘closeness of fit’ to meeting the assessment requirements and marking criteria.
General Assessment Criteria
Assessments provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to achieve the required standard. To do this, assessment responses need to be both clear and easy to understand. If not, the University cannot determine that students have demonstrated their knowledge and skills. Assessments will, therefore, be marked accordingly including the potential for 0 (zero) marks where relevant.
Portfolio items 1 (PF1) and 2 (PF2) must focus on the topics given in the specifications for each item. Any assessment items outside the required topic may be awarded 0 (zero) marks. These Portfolio items must be submitted as per the requirements.
PF2 is focused on addressing requirements of the Report (Assessment 3). The intent of PF3 is to provide you with constructive feedback to help you successfully complete the Report. Therefore PF2 must focus on the case study scenario given in the Report Assessment Specification (Assessment 3) or you may be awarded 0 (zero) marks and receive minimal feedback.
If you use Track Changes when writing PF1 or PF2 you must ensure that the submitted document is the final and correct version of the document. That is, if your PF1 or PF2 submissions contains Track Changes or Comments or any other editing marks that impact on the marking process, your submission may be awarded 0 (zero) marks. It is your responsibility to submit the final and correct version of all your written submissions.
Portfolio item 3 (PF3) consists of three on-line Quizzes identified as PF3A, PF3B and PF3C. You will get one (1) chance only to complete each of them. They must be completed before the due date and time. Owing to the nature of quizzes individual extensions are not possible.
Formatting and Structure:
Written submissions for PF1 and PF2 should demonstrate a logical flow of discussion, and be free from typographical, spelling and grammatical errors. They should be prepared in MSWord (or equivalent) using 12 point font (Times New Roman), 1.5 line spacing and have margins of 2.54 cm. Each assessment should address the specific requirements outlined in this document.
Students may use separate title/cover pages for each written submission. Cover/title pages are not considered as a part of the length.
Submission Deadlines
Please see Moodle for the deadlines for each written Portfolio item and online quizzes.
PF2 is and in-class assessment for internal students and it must be written AND submitted during class time in Week 7. This assessment activity must be completed in the class in week 7. Therefore it is compulsory for ALL internal students to attend the whole workshop in Week 7. If you are late you may be excluded from the workshop as your late arrival may interfere with other students completing their assessment during class time. Any students who cannot attend their workshop (in-class or online as scheduled by your local lecturer) will need to provide acceptable evidence. For example, if you are sick you would need a doctor’s certificate in the approved form (see Assessment Policy and Procedure – Higher Education Coursework in the policy portal https://www.cqu.edu.au/policy).
Distance students will be contacted by the Unit Coordinator to organise how they are to complete the assessment and submission in Week 7. Distance students must plan their schedule to allow time to prepare and complete this activity in Week 7. Extensions will not be approved except in extenuating circumstances – see above for internal students.
Academic Integrity
Please note that students may be required to provide proof that they completed the assessment themselves.
All assignments will be checked for plagiarism (material copied from other students and/or material copied from other sources) using TurnItIn. If you are found to have plagiarised material or if you have used someone else’s words without appropriate referencing, you will be penalised for plagiarism which could result in zero marks for the whole assignment. In some circumstances a more severe penalty may be imposed. Useful information about academic integrity (avoiding plagiarism) can be found at the following location:
The University’s Academic Misconduct Procedure is available in the policy portal https://www.cqu.edu.au/policy.
CQUniversity referencing guides https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/services-and-facilities/referencing/cquniversityreferencing-guides
Guidelines with respect to self-referencing are available in Week 5 of the COIT20249 Moodle Unit website.
Submission requirements
PF1 and PF2 are to be uploaded to Moodle. The submission links can be accessed through the Assessment block on the Moodle Unit website.
PF3 (three online quizzes with different deadlines) need to be completed in Moodle. The submission/quiz links can be accessed through the Assessment block on the Moodle Unit website.
For PF1 and PF2, the uploaded documents must be fully submitted for grading purposes. That is, the assignment status should be ‘Submitted for grading’.
When uploading PF1 you can fully submit it for grading purposes or it can be uploaded as a draft before the due date and time, unless there is an approved extension. At the due date and time Moodle will auto-submit any submissions that are in draft status. Students should not leave drafts on Moodle before the submission deadline if they are not ready for the assessment to be submitted through the auto-submission process. Be aware that any late submissions could attract late penalties.
If your PF1 is uploaded after the original due date and time OR you have been granted an extension by the Unit Coordinator you must manually submit PA1 by completing the submission process until the assessment status is ‘Submitted for grading’.
PF2 must be fully submitted for grading during the workshop in Week 7 when the local lecturer instructs you to submit (internal students). Distance students must manually submit PF2 at the end of their allocated completion time. The Unit Coordinator will advise them of the submission time. Do NOT leave any draft PF2s in Moodle. Only fully submitted assessments will be regarded as proof of completion of PF2 DURING CLASS TIME. Unless a PF2 is ‘Submitted for grading’ during class time, it will NOT be marked nor will feedback be provided.
Assessments left as drafts on Moodle after the deadlines accrue late penalties (does NOT apply to PF2 which must be submitted in class). Late submissions attract penalties at 5% per day of the total available mark for the individual assessment item. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure – Higher Education Coursework in the policy portal https://www.cqu.edu.au/policy.
PF1 files that are auto-submitted will not be reverted to draft status except in extenuating circumstances, and may attract late penalties. Students need to request a reversion to draft from the Unit Coordinator and will need to provide evidence to support their request. Any assessments downloaded for marking cannot be reverted to draft as the marking process will have commenced.
PF2 assessments MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR GRADING in class time when directed by the local lecturer. Owing to the nature of this in-class assessment LATE submissions WILL NOT be marked nor can submissions be reverted to draft. See PF2 specifications for further details.
Distance students must submit PF2 files for marking when directed by the Unit Coordinator.
Further details on completing the submission process are available via the ‘Moodle Help for Students’ link in the Support block of your Moodle pages.

Portfolio Items (Individual Assessments)
Portfolio 1 – PF1 (10 marks)
This assessment will be discussed in Week 3 to be submitted in Week 4.
Please Note: Moodle uses AEST time. That is, if you live outside Queensland you will have to adjust the time for final submission (due date and time).
Description: This assignment aims to develop awareness among students of becoming a lifelong learner. Students need to use the ARE process in this assignment. Students also require to write a reflective analysis on their experience of doing this task.
Requirements:
1. To succeed in an ever changing ICT profession, it is very important to become a lifelong learner. Do some background research, evaluate the information and write about your understanding on being a lifelong learner and why it is important for ICT professional (write with an example).
(word limit: 150 words).
2. Analyse the information you gathered in step 1, do some further research, evaluate the information and write in your own words how you can become an effective lifelong learner (include your plan for that).
(word limit: 150 words).
3. Write your reflection on this task. Your reflection should include the followings:
a. Briefly describe how you did the task (about the process).
b. Evaluate and write a brief description of your experience of doing this task. Was this task easy or hard? Justify your answer briefly (your justification may include if your past knowledge helped you doing this task or if it was a total new experience for you).
c. Analyse critically and explain what have you learnt from this task? If you think you did not learn anything then give reason why you think so?
d. How this experience will help you in the future? If you think that this experience will not help you in the future, then provide your reasoning for that as well.
(word limit: 200 words).
Submission details:
1. Submit the MS-Word file to Moodle.
2. You should use the Unit and ALC materials from Weeks 1, 2 and 3 as relevant to get the skills needed for this assessment.
3. The entire Word file must be able to be processed in Turnitin – that is, it must contain text and NOT images. Any words presented as an image will receive 0 marks.
4. Total Word count should be around 500 words +/-10%. Any coversheet you provide is not included in the word count.
5. Check spelling/grammar/structure of your submission.
6. You do not need to provide any references.
7. Please Note: Moodle uses AEST time. That is, if you live outside Queensland you will have to adjust the time for final submission (due date and time).
Marking Criteria (Total 10 marks)
1. Analysed and explained what it means by lifelong learner. (1 mark)
2. Explained with example why it is important to become a lifelong learner (1 mark)
3. Explained how to become a lifelong learner and included students plan for that
(3 marks)
4. Reflective analysis (3 marks)
5. Length – the total word count for the purpose and the explanation approximately 500 words +/-10% and correct spelling/grammar/structure/ease of reading and layout
(2 marks)

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