Develop a Portfolio of Resources
This assignment is designed to develop a portfolio of resources that you can use during your degree.The compilation of your Portfolio is progressive throughout the term. Please refer to the course profile to see how this assessment item relates to the course learning outcomes.
These objectives will be measured by the ‘closeness of fit’ to meeting the requirements and the marking criteria below.
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.
All assessment items 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.
All portfolio items require students to write about your views, reflections and/or experiences from a personal viewpoint. Therefore, all items should be written in first person where such requirements are made. However, various written communication conventions have been discussed in the course content and you should follow the writing styles appropriate for each assessment item. Do NOT simply write in ‘conversational’ style.
The length of eachsubmissionmust be within the recommended range. If the submission exceeds the maximum word count the marker will stop marking.
If you use Track Changes when writing your submissions you must ensure that the submitted document is the finaland correctversion of the document. That is, if your submitted document contains Track Changes or Comments or any other editing marks it may be awarded 0 (zero) marks. It is your responsibility to submit the final and correct version of your report.
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 assessment item NOT just the individual submission. In some circumstances a more severe penalty may be imposed.
The University’s Academic Misconduct Procedures are available at: policy.cqu.edu.au/Policy/policy_file.do?policyid=1244.
Useful information about academic integrity (avoiding plagiarism) can be found at:
CQUniversity referencing guides
Note: You need to ensure that your portfolio submissions are free of any spelling, grammatical and typographical errors before submission.
Submit each file individually into Moodle using the Portfolio links in the Assessment block for Assessment item 4 on the course website. Please note there should be five (5) files submitted; one file for each portfolio item. Be sure to check that the correct file is submitted for each portfolio item.
The due date for this assignment is the Friday of Week 12. It is STRONGLY recommended that students complete the work during the term using the timeframe suggested in the Requirements section below.
All uploaded documents must be fully submitted for marking. At the due date of the assessment Moodle will auto-submitfiles that have been uploaded and left as a draft. However, any files uploaded after the due date must be manually submitted. This means thatif you have been granted an extension or are uploading a late assessment (after the due date) you must complete the Moodle submission process. Further details on completing the submission process are available via the ‘Moodle Help for Students’ link in the Support block of your Moodle website.
If your report is left as a draft in Moodle after the due date it will accrue a late penalty.Late submissions will attract penalties at 5% per day of the total available mark for the individual assessment item. See details in the Assessment of Coursework procedure at policy.cqu.edu.au/Policy/policy_file.do?policyid=1242.
Week 3– Portfolio: Critical Thinking (5 marks)
This portfolio item requires you to write about Critical Thinking. The document should have two parts.
Part A – Critical Thinking
Write approximately 200 words describing why you need to be a critical thinker.You should refer tostudy, work and personal life.You should include your definitionof the term critical thinking.
Part B – ICT professionals
Explain why it is important for ICT professionals to be critical thinkers.You need to provide at least three (3) relevant unique points in your discussion.This should be approximately 250 words.
- Your definition of the term Critical Thinking. Please note that this is to be your definition; do NOT just quote from other sources. If you do use other sources to support your definition then you should acknowledge the reference using Harvard citation and referencing guidelinesor APA referencing style(1 mark).
- Statement about why you need to be a critical thinker – study, work and personal life(1 mark).
Note: Some students may not have previous or current work experience. In that case, focus on your expectations in a future work scenario. Use ICT work experience if you have, otherwise, any work experience is accepted.
- At least three (3) relevant unique points about the importanceof ICT professionalsbeing critical thinkers(3 marks).
Note: If you have current or previous ICT work experience, you may use examples from that for this section as well. However, the focus here and the examples have to be different from the previous section where you are discussing about ‘you’. This is a generic discussion. You may use third person perspective and examples here.
Note if the submission contains grammatical and/or typographical errors or is NOT well structured and easy to understand or it is too long or too short (less than 400 or greater than 500 words) there will be a penalty of –1 mark.Order Now