Assessment overview

Your assessment in this course will be based on professional experience, and three assignment submissions that may comprise multiple parts including online quizzes. There is no examination.

Assessment plan

# Item     Marks Weight (%) Due date
PE Professional experience     1 1  
1 Task 1 Summary Detail 30 30 11 Mar 2013
2 Task 2 Summary Detail 15 15 01 Apr 2013
3 Assignment Summary Detail 54 54 10 Jun 2013

The various assessment elements and associated learning activities are also presented as a table in the assessment schedule.

Grading scale

Your grades will be awarded using the standard USQ grading scale provided that you achieve a pass in the professional experience component of the course. Failure to achieve a pass in the professional experience component will result in a grade of F for this course.

Total marks < 50 50 - 64 65 - 74 75 - 84 > 84
Grade F C B A HD

Submission of assessment items

Methods for submission may vary from one assessment item to the next. Instructions for submission are provided with the detailed description of each item.

You will be responsible for ensuring that each submission:

  1. is in the required format and appropriately named,
  2. includes all required components,
  3. demonstrates appropriate professional standards for presentation,
  4. is organized to facilitate marking that will achieve your best possible result, and
  5. is submitted by the due time in the required manner.

Assignment extension policy

If you become aware of any difficulty with meeting due dates for assessment in this course, you should contact the course examiner as soon as possible. Explain the nature of the difficulty and the length of the extension that you might require. In cases where there is reasonable justification it may be possible to approve a short extension.

Where a delay in submitting work for assessment might adversely affect other students, the length of any extension requested should be kept to the bare minimum required to complete the necessary work for submission.

Penalties may apply for assignments that are submitted late without an approved extension. See the course specification for details.

Academic writing standards

All work that you submit for assessment should meet reasonable expectations for academic writing. This includes appropriate English expression with careful attention to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, and appropriate acknowledgement of sources using APA guidelines for citation and references.

For assistance with academic writing refer to the USQ Learning Centre which offers advice and support to students on campus and at a distance.

For assistance with APA referencing refer to the USQ Library APA Referencing Guide.

You should be aware that the USQ policy on Student Academic Misconduct provides for significant penalties that apply to misconduct such as plagiarism.

Professional experience

A 15 day professional experience block is an important component of this course. Grading of the professional experience is on a pass/fail basis and a pass is required for a passing grade to be awarded in this course.

Further information about professional experience matters is available from the professional experience website. Specific expectations for the professional experience embedded in this course are described in the professional experience booklet.

Task 1

Description Marks Weight (%) Due date
Quiz + PLN & curation project report 30 30 11 Mar 2013

Task overview

This task comprises two (2) components:

  1. an online quiz, and
  2. a short report about your planning for part of the major assignment.

Details are provided on the Task 1 page.

Task 2

Description Marks Weight (%) Due date
CSG WebQuest report 15 15 01 Apr 2013

Task overview

This task comprises a report about your participation in a WebQuest which will be completed during Weeks 1 to 4.

Details are provided on the Task 2 page.


Description Marks Weight (%) Due date
Assignment 54 54 10 Jun 2013

Assignment overview

The final assignment comprises four (4) components:

  1. a short report about your work in the digital technologies strand,
  2. a short report about your work in a design brief learning activity completed in tutorials and/or online,
  3. your curated collection of teaching resources for technology education and an associated short report, and
  4. an online quiz that may address all aspects of the course.

Details are provided on the Assignment page.