Networked Media Production (7881.6)
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|School Of Arts And Communications||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the cultural and creative implications of digital communications networks for media production;
2. Understand and demonstrate fundamental processes of networked media production;
3. Be able to navigate and analyse networked cultural and creative practice; and
4. Be able to position their own work appropriately within the context of networked media practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Assumed knowledgeBasic skills in computer and internet use.
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Week-by-week out of class activities will be listed on LearnUC and outlined in the cumputer labs. When readings are required, they wil be available online and linked to from LearnUC.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
This unit has substantial opportunities for feedback and self-assessment, and so students who have fully participated in the unit activities are unlikely to fail. In some cases, resubmission of a failed assignment will be possible if the assessment item can feasibly be brought up to a pass level. A typical example might be an assignment that fails due to a missing component that can readily to supplied in a resubmission. The maximum grade for a resubmitted assessment item is 50%. Resubmissions are given at the discretion of the unit convenor, and must be applied for in writing (via email) within one week of the assessment grade being released.
All extensions must be applied for in writing to the unit convenor no less than three days before the due date of the assignment, and preferably well before this.
Extension requests should state the reason the extension is being requested (unless the basis for extension is part of adjustment advice from inclusion and welfare), and provide a proposed submission date. Students should not assume an extension will be automatically granted.
In most workplaces, missing deadlines is particularly problematic if you have not flagged that the deadline won't be met. People can often work around a late submission of work if they know in advance it is going to be late. In this unit, we encourage you to be proactive about your work, to recognise early if you are not going to be able to meet a deadline, and to negotiate an extension if necessary. We feel this is a much more authentic approach to dealing with deadlines. As a result, this unit does not apply a penalty of 5% per day, and instead applies pass/fail policy on late assignments.
Late assignments are assignments that are handed in after the due date and time, or after an agreed extension date. Assignments submitted less than two weeks late will be marked on a pass/fail basis (maximum grade of pass, 50%) and will not be provided with any written feedback. This provides strong incentive to get it in on time or negotiate an extension. Assignments that are more than two weeks late will be deemed to have not been submitted and will receive a non-complete (NC) grade.
This policy is designed to encourage students to take ownership of their work and time commitments, while also allowing for some flexibility. We feel it is far better (and more typical of real work conditions) to seek an extension well before the due date than to hand in a late assignment. We appreciate that there needs to be some flexibility, but we expect all students to manage their time and to keep their tutors informed of any issues with their progress.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Networked Media Production is a 3 credit point unit, and so has a nominal workload of 150 hours over the semester. Formal classes (computer labs) will together add up to around 25 hours of class time throughout the semester. This means that computer labs and lectures only account for a small percentage of your total expected study time for this unit. The rest should consist of lab preparation, self-study and working on the assessment tasks. You should aim to spend up to 6 or 7 hours per week outside of class developing your knowledge and skills. You will find this is very typical of most units at university, and reflects the idea that higher education is less about being taught, and more about learning. The emphasis is on you as an active and interested learner.
Because Networked Media Production is a level 1 unit and a lot of students doing the unit are doing it as their first unit at university, one of the goals of the unit is to help transition students into this more self-directed mode of study. To help support this, there are materials and information provided on the web site and in labs to help you structure your out-of-class learning.
This is an on-campus unit, and as such face to face attendance at lectures and computer labs is expected. Students who cannot attend classes regularly due to other commitments are encouraged to consider enrolling in the online offering of this unit. By signing up for the on-campus offering, you are making a commitment to attend classes each week and help to create a good learning environment for yourself and other students. While failure to attend these classes will not result in an automatic fail, it will impact on your ability to complete the assessment items correctly, leading to poor marks or fail.
All unit materials will be available online.
Required IT skills
Basic IT skills only. Students are not expected to possess any web or design related skills for this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Applications for an extension to the due date for submission of an assessment item on the grounds of illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances (that is, special consideration) should be submitted via email to the unit convener. Each application for an extension has to be supported by appropriate documentation. For advice on documentary evidence to support applications for extensions, please refer to the Assessment Guide that supports the Assessment Procedures.
"Students should apply for extensions before the due submission date, and are advised to do so as early as possible. Applications after the due submission date may be considered only in exceptional circumstances" (3.14 Assessment Procedures).
Penalties for late submission or non-completion of mandatory assessment
TAFE Queensland applies the following amendments to the late submission procedures detailed in Section 9.12.48 of the Assessment Policy and Procedures handbook.
All work must be completed and submitted by the due date. Applications for an extension may be made on the grounds of verifiable circumstances and must be submitted formally via email to the unit convener using the Assignment Extension Form. Students should apply for extensions as early as possible before the due date. Applications made after the due date will only be considered under extenuating circumstances.
Work submitted after the due date without an approved extension will be assessed on a pass or fail basis without feedback. Assignments submitted over 7 days late will receive a mark of zero