MMST13018 - Collaborative Digital Media Project Part B

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides students with an opportunity to apply their accumulated experiences, skills and knowledge, developed throughout the degree course, to a major project undertaken for an external client. Students will work in teams to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate a digital content project, putting into practice project and production management processes and development methodologies covered in the unit. Students must complete MMST13015 Collaborative Digital Media Project Part A before enrolling in this unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite unit: MMST13015

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Work 30%
2. Group Work 45%
3. Written Assessment 25%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 41.67% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Course evaluation
Feedback
Students want more guidance about how to address media-specific aspects of their assessment.
Recommendation
More resources dedicated to specific types of project requirements will be added.
Action Taken
Resources for specific types of project functionality testing and quality evaluation instruments were developed.
Source: Course evaluation
Feedback
Students desire more generic assessment criteria so as to be applicable to a broader range of project types.
Recommendation
The assessment items and the criteria are to be reviewed.
Action Taken
Assessment criteria were reviewed and altered.
Source: Unit evaluations
Feedback
Despite changes implemented in 2018, students are still finding the three assessment items designed to ensure teams seek client feedback appropriately for each of the development milestones confusing. Too many students apparently still do not appreciate the importance of eliciting and reporting required changes and corrections so that these can be incorporated into project development.
Recommendation
Review the test and evaluation procedure workflow, the explanatory resources and associated assessment items. Make changes to improve understanding of the importance of the process and simplify its implementation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluations
Feedback
Students undertaking digital communication management strategy types of consultancy are finding the resources and assessments lack scaffolding to their needs.
Recommendation
Provide more scaffolding for digital communication management strategy types of project.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluations Staff reflective discussion
Feedback
The issue of the unfairness of underperforming students riding on the effort of higher achieving collaborators was raised. There were indeed a couple of extreme instances that remained unreported by colleagues until the end of term.
Recommendation
Encourage team members to strictly apply their team's agreed conflict resolution strategy and escalate the issue to the unit coordinator as early as possible. Investigate implemeting a marking penalty for underperforming individuals.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. plan a project which includes working in a team and liaising with a client
  2. implement project and production management processes to develop an effective digital media product that meets the requirements of the client and the needs of the target audience
  3. work as an effective and productive member of a team

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Group Work
2 - Group Work
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Group Work
2 - Group Work
3 - Written Assessment