Detailed criteria – Assessment Task#3

Here is a copy of the marking sheet for Assessment Task#3 (the collaborative group report/blog). It details the individual criterion that the teaching staff will apply. Use it as a checklist in preparing for this task.

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November 22, 2010 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Reminder – new test time & Sat revision session

As per the announcement in class yesterday, we’re changing the Monday test time to 7.45-9.15pm (in response to the poll results we received which indicated that a majority of students wanted the change or didn’t mind).

Also we’re running a test revision session tomorrow, Saturday (20/11) at 11am, for about 30-40 minutes. This will take place in LT4.02 for both classes.

The revision session will consist of Brigid and I running through some typical questions similar to those being presented in the test (as well as answering any general questions you might have).  It is not strictly a ‘mock test’ – as we won’t be conducting the session under test conditions.

However, we will get you to try and answer some practice questions using keepad student response devices (if this new technology works OK!). These devices let the class anonymously answer practice multi-choice questions – and they will help you work out what you know and what you might need to brush up on for the Monday test).

Saturday will begin with the final sets of class presentations at 9.15am (Brian’s class in LT4.02, Brigid in LT1.01). The rest of the Saturday sessions will be devoted to feedback on group projects and this revision session.

November 19, 2010 at 10:10 am Leave a comment

Twitter experiment

Thanks to all those who participated in the twitter lecture experiment in the Social Media lecture. It helps us think about further ways of integrating twitter as a way of enabling interaction and/or participation during lectures. And it was quite exciting!


November 19, 2010 at 9:13 am Leave a comment

A student request: re changing the class test time

A number of students have asked whether it might be possible to slightly change the scheduling of the test on Monday by putting back the start time to 7.45pm (instead of 7.15pm as stated in the Course Guide).  The test would still run for 1.5hr and would finish at 9.15pm.

The reasoning behind the request was that most students come direct to class from work and often it is difficult to get to SIM on time at 7.15p.m. because of working hours. Starting the test slightly later would minimize disruption to the whole class with students coming in late.

We’d like to get a sense of the number of students supporting this change before making a final decision so please complete the following poll – this is participatory culture in action 🙂

We’ll make a decision on this by Thursday night and advise in class as well as on this blog.

BTW, if the test time is changed, Brigid and Brian are of course happy to be available from 7pm for consultations with groups about the final collaborative project.

November 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm 3 comments

Request to all groups – email addresses please

We’d like to email feedback sheets, including grades, for the group presentation, before the test takes place, so as students have some idea how they are doing so far. We will do this by the evening of Sunday 21st.

To assist in this process we’d ask that just 1 member of the group send an email to their tutor (which is cc’d to each other member of the group). The subject line should read ‘[Name of Group’ email addresses]. There is no need for a separate message.

Thanks for your assistance.

November 16, 2010 at 1:49 pm Leave a comment

Saturday – test revision session

We’re running a test revision session for those interested  this coming Saturday (20/11) at 11am, for about 30-40 minutes.

The revision session will consist of Brigid and I running through some typical questions similar to those being presented in the test (as well as answering any general questions you might have).  We’ll get you to try and answer these questions using keepad student response devices (if this new technology works OK!). These devices let the class anonymously answer practice multi-choice questions – and they will help you work out what you know and what you might need to brush up on for the Monday test).

Saturday will begin with the final sets of class presentations. The rest of the Saturday sessions will be devoted to feedback on group projects and this revision session.

 

November 16, 2010 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

How to add links to to other group projects

Some groups have been struggling with this. There are two possible methods.

1. Go into your blog dashboard

2. Select ‘Widgets’ [from within the ‘Appearance’ menu on the LHS (left hand side)]

3. Select ‘Links’ (easiest option) or ‘Custom Menu’ and drag them to the sidebar on the RHS.

For ‘Links’ (which is your blogroll) you select ‘Links’ in the LHS of the dashboard. Add group sites by referring to the Comm2062 blog.

Likewise, for ‘Custom Menu’ you select ‘Menus’ from the ‘Appearance’ menu on the lhs and add new group website links using the dialogue box that then appears.

November 13, 2010 at 6:57 am 12 comments

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