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BRIEF: BLOG

DUE: Weekly.

ASSESSMENT WEIGHTING VIA THE BLOG: 40%

GROUPS
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Group list (to be advised).

OUTLINE

TIMETABLE: 12 Weeks, 40% of final grade.
COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN ISSUE: Individual theoretical position
SOFTWARE: Blogger, Youtube, Filefront, Photoshop, Fraps, Camstudio, Chronolapse
TECHNIQUES: Written communication, referencing, editing
OUTPUTS: A minimum of 12 blog entries, 5 academic blog entries of 350 words (including quotes, references, still and video images).
PREMISE: During collaboration a team member must reflect on what they are able to contribute.

PROCEDURE

As individuals each student will create a blog using www.blogger.com . The blogs url should be www.firstnamelastnamearch1392-2014.blogspot.com Each of these blogs will be linked to the course blog www.arch1392-2014.blogspot.com via each tutors blog. In weeks 7 - 11 each student will create a post reflecting on the weeks group presentation on COLLABORATION. The blog entries in weeks 7 - 11 will include 350 words, written quotes, images and video clips drawn from their work to make specific connections between their individual work and the broader issues surrounding collaboration; it is important to note that these posts are not generic information or observation ... they are academic pieces of writing that synthesize issues using the students own work as a case study.

In all other weeks the students will post on the Back Brief, Targeted Knowledge/Skills Acquisition, Work towards the Individual Major Milestone, Work towards the Final Project and Work towards Individual Assessment.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

In addition to the overall course assessment criteria students will be assessed on the level and extent to which they engage with the criteria listed below:

1. REGARDING THE INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE GROUP PROJECT (WEEKS 1 - 13):

AMBITION_ does the work produced demonstrate ambition
PROFICIENCY_ does the work demonstrate proficiency in the software the student has used
TEAMWORK_ was the work delivered in a timely and collegial manner

2. REGARDING REFLECTING ON THE GROUP PRESENTATION (WEEKS 7-11):

CLARITY OF THE WRITTEN PRESENTATION_ Does the written presentation communicate a clear, concise and appropriately delivered Individual Theoretical Position?
DISTINCTIVEBNESS AND SPECIFICITY OF THE EXAMPLES_ Are the examples used to elaborate the particular theme of collaboration distinctive and specific?
REFERENCING _ Are all sources of content properly referenced?
THE CONCEPTUAL CONTEXT_ Is it clear that the student has a strong grasp of the conceptual context of collaboration?
THE STILL IMAGES_ Do the still images support and extend our understanding of the Individual Theoretical Position the student has developed?
THE VIDEO CAPTURES AND EDITING_ Do the video captures (including the way they have been cut together) support and extend our understanding of the Individuals Theoretical Position the student has developed?