Task 2: CSG WebQuest report

Weight: 20%
Due: 02 April 2015
Length: 900 words

Task description

This assessment task is designed around a WebQuest that explores the issue of Coal Seam Gas development in Queensland as an example of a current controversy linked to technology. Activity associated with the WebQuest will be managed in tutorials for students enrolled on campus and through StudyDesk for online students. It is arranged in 4 phases with the bulk of the activity occurring in Weeks 2 to 4 of the semester but it will be important to become familiar with the material in Week 1 and the final report will need to be completed and submitted for assessment in Week 5. The process page in the WebQuest provides a guide to what you will need to do in each phase.

Deliverable(s)

The task and process pages in the WebQuest contain details of the activities you will complete and the materials that you will be required to prepare and submit for grading. Your submission should be a single document comprising the required elements. Acceptable file formats are, in order of preference, DOCX, DOC and RTF. Depending upon the format you select for your expression of personal position that part may be included in the core document, submitted as an additional file in the relevant format, or represented by a URL included in the core document. Name your submission file simply task2 + the relevant extension, that is, task2.docx, task2.doc, or task2.rtf. The assignment system will ensure that your file is adequately identified. There is no need to add a cover sheet or copy of the marking guide.

Marking guide

The marking guide below indicates the standards that will be applied in grading each element:

Element Exemplary
[4]
Exceeds requirement
[3]
Meets requirement
[2]
Less than required
[1]
Inadequate
[0]
Perspective statement (250 words) The statement is written in an authentic voice and represents the assigned perspective effectively with a clearly articulated position on relevant issues and reasoned explanations in support. The statement presents a clear position appropriate to the assigned perspective addressing most significant issues with coherent reasons. The statement presents a position appropriate to the assigned perspective addressing the key issues. The statement addresses some relevant issues but the position is unclear or inappropriate to the assigned perspective. The statement does not address relevant issues or is inconsistent with the assigned perspective.
Personal opinion (250 words or equivalent) A personal opinion about the issue is articulated coherently with reasoned explanation for its formation while demonstrating respect for other perspectives and announcing a clear call to action. A personal opinion about the issue is expressed with explanation of its formation while acknowledging other perspectives and recommending relevant action. A personal opinion about the issue is expressed with some indication of its sources and relevant action is suggested. A personal opinion is expressed but lacks either indications of its source(s) or a call to action. No opinion is expressed or it is not clear that it has been personally developed.
Format of expression The artefact makes extensive and effective use of the affordances of the medium to engage its audience and emphasise key aspects of its message. The artefact makes effective use of the medium to engage the audience with its message. The artefact adheres to important conventions of the medium and conveys a clear message. The artefact does not adhere to important conventions of the medium or the message is unclear. There is no artefact or it fails to convey its message as intended.
Reflection (400 words) A coherent response demonstrates sophisticated appreciation of how the WebQuest activity developed extensive knowledge and understanding of CSG technologies and issues, key ideas of the curriculum, cross-curriculum priorities, and pedagogies for technologies education. The response explains how the WebQuest activity developed knowledge and understanding of CSG technologies and issues, key ideas of the curriculum, cross-curriculum priorities, and pedagogies for technologies education. The response recounts how the WebQuest activity developed knowledge and understanding of CSG technologies and issues, key ideas of the curriculum, cross-curriculum priorities, and pedagogies for technologies education. The response refers to development of knowledge in at least 2 of CSG technologies and issues, key ideas of the curriculum, cross-curriculum priorities, and pedagogies for technologies education. There is no evidence of development of knowledge in any of CSG technologies and issues, key ideas of the curriculum, cross-curriculum priorities, and pedagogies for technologies education.
Professional presentation All elements of the submission exemplify high professional standards for communication with sophisticated use of language and accurate acknowledgement of all sources. All elements of the submission demonstrate good professional standards for communication with no lapses in language conventions and acknowledgement of sources. All elements of the submission adhere to professional standards for communication with no significant lapses in language conventions and appropriate acknowledgement of sources. Most elements of the submission adhere to appropriately professional standards for communication with few significant lapses in language conventions and appropriate acknowledgement of most sources. The submission does not adhere to appropriately professional standards for communication, includes several significant lapses in language conventions, and fails to acknowledge sources.