Access & Essay Comparison

Assessment item 1

Access & Essay Comparison

Value:10%

Due date:18-Mar-2015

Return date:08-Apr-2015

Submission method options

Alternative submission method

Task

There are two (2) parts to this assignment.

Part 1: Online Test – 5 marks. This is an online test which is to ensure that you have found Interact2 and found the Test Centre. This is a simple open book test. You need to have your textbook (either paper version or eBook version) with you. This is a simple online test to ensure you have access to the right resources. This test opens 12.01am (0001 hours) Mon 9 March 2015 and closes 11.59pm (2359 hours) Wed 18 March 2015, all times are Australian Eastern Daylight Standard Time (Sydney time). Students will only be allowed to do this test once. It must be completed only during the open window. Unless it is an extenuating circumstance (eg. hospitalisation), no one will be granted an extension. Contact the lecturer if you are a late enrolment in this subject.

Part 2: Blog 1 – 5 marks. It is suggested you do this once you complete the Online Test. You will be given detailed instructions in Interact2 under Assignment 1 on how to do this simple blog posting on an article comparison. If you do this task successfully and within the time limit given, you will obtain this mark. Marking begins 18 March 2015. About 500 words.

Rationale

The tasks in this assignment relates to Learning Outcomes 1-3:

• be able to identify the components of the communication model

• be able to explain the fundamental concepts of the communication process

• be able to practise, develop, refine and demonstrate written language skills so students are able to write clearly, correctly and concisely;

Marking criteria

Part 1
The Online quiz is part of a check-in process for all new students to this subject.
The quiz requires you to refer to the textbook for this subject. Final exam questions will be based on this textbook. If you do not attempt and/or hand up Assignment 1, the marks for the quiz will be zero.

CriteriaHDDICRPSFL
Be able to identify the components of the communication modelAccurately identify the components of the communication model and able to answer all 5 questions correctlyAccurately identify the components of the communication model and able to answer most questions correctlyAccurately identify the components of the communication model and able to answer some questions correctlyAccurately identify the components of the communication model and able to answer a few questions correctlyUnable to answer most questions correctly
Be able to explain the fundamental concepts of the communication processAble to provide correct answers to at least 4 questions that explains the fundamental concepts of the communication processAble to provide correct answers to at least 3 questions that explains the fundamental concepts of the communication processAble to provide correct answers to some questions that explains the fundamental concepts of the communication processAble to provide correct answers to a few questions that explains the fundamental concepts of the communication processUnable to answer most questions correctly
Possible Right Answers54320-1


Part 2
This is the first part where you prepare your first simple blog.

CriteriaHDDICRPSFL
Be able to practise, develop, refine and demonstrate written language skills so students are able to write clearly.Able to demonstrate skills in setting up a blog space, follow instructions and then write clearly and correctly to communicate the difference between two short pieces of writing. Correct word count.Able to demonstrate skills in setting up a blog space, follow instructions and then communicate the differences between the two pieces of writing with some small errors. Correct word count.Able to demonstrate skills in setting up a blog space, follow instructions and write about the differences between the two pieces of writing. Writing has several errors or is quite brief.Able to demonstrate skills in setting up a blog space,some writing is included but may not answer the question or is much too brief.Unable or did not set up the blog space following instructions or did not communicate anything at all.
Possible Marks54320-1

Presentation

Please read “Presentation” under “Assessment Information” in this subject outline.

Requirements

Part 1 – Submission is an online test in Interact2.

Part 2 – Submission is via the published blog. The marker will begin marking after the closing date for this assignment.

Students in CSU Study Centres (Sydney and Melbourne) and TAFE NSW and VIC, please check with your respective lecturers for instructions.

Assessment item 2

Structured Report

Value:15%

Due date:08-Apr-2015

Return date:29-Apr-2015

Submission method options

EASTS (online)

Task

This is a structured report which you will prepare and write. The template is available to download from Interact2 subject site and it is highly recommended that you do this within the structure given. You will need Microsoft Word to read the doc template. Submit in the same format. Do not PDF. It must be submitted electronically and in one document only. Each student is only allowed to submit once, otherwise the submission with the lowest mark is graded.

Rationale

The tasks in this assignment relates to Learning Outcome 3:
• be able to practise, develop, refine and demonstrate written language skills so students are able to write clearly, correctly and concisely.

Marking criteria

This is a structured report writing assignment using the template provided in Resources. The detailed marking criteria is in the assignment. Total mark is 15.

CriteriaHDDICRPSFL
Be able to practise, develop, refine and demonstrate written language skills so students are able to write clearly, correctly and conciselyAble to demonstrate skills in writing clearly, correctly and concisely using the APA Referencing System. Topic is narrowed and all points are referenced with up-to-date and credible sources. All required parts of the report are included.Able to demonstrate skills in writing clearly, correctly and concisely with some minor mistakes. Topic is narrowed and all parts of report are included. References are included and are up-to-date and credible but may have some small formatting errorsAble to demonstrate skills in writing clearly, correctly and concisely. Some mistakes in referencing or writing. A small part of the report may be too brief or missing. References are included but may not all be up-to-date and credible.Able to demonstrate some skills in writing. Parts of the report are missing or incorrect. Topic may not have been correctly narrowed. References are included but may have substantial errors in formatting and may be less than the required number.Writing is unclear or unrelated to the chosen topic. Topic has not been narrowed. Minimal or no appropriate references included. Multiple errors in writing. Word count is substantially less than required or multiple sections are missing.
Possible Marks14 – 1512 – 139 – 116 – 8Less than 5

Presentation

Please read “Presentation” under “Assessment Information” in this subject outline.

Requirements

You need to submit this electronically via EASTS. Do not PDF the submission. Please check that the automatic marking calculator for paperless marking is working – you may have to enable Active X in the “Security Warning” by Microsoft Word. If the auto-calculator does not work, download a fresh copy of this document from the Interact2 subject site.

Students in CSU Study Centres (Sydney and Melbourne) and TAFE NSW and VIC, please check with your respective lecturers for instructions.

Assessment item 3

Presentation Analysis

Value:15%

Due date:11-May-2015

Return date:01-Jun-2015

Submission method options

EASTS (online)

Task

Students will be presented with a sample presentation. This presentation will be available to download from Interact2.

This is a presentation prepared by an internal staff member to be delivered to a non-English speaking audience (visitors from outside Australia and visiting this country the first time). The organiser has seen that this presentation is not appropriate and is very badly made.

a) Give three suggestions about how you can improve this presentation for an international audience in Australia. (30 words x 3) – 2 marks

b) Explain two alternative technologies you could use to present the information contained in this presentation in a better manner to this audience. (200 words x 2) – 3 marks

c) Imagine that the event is now cancelled due to bad weather but the attendees are still happy to do this via video conferencing and/or social media. How would you present this information to them? (800 words) – 8 marks

d) Current references (published within the last two years) have been included in the APA 6th edition format – 2 marks

Rationale

The tasks in this assignment relates to Learning Outcome 6:

  • Be able to select an appropriate communication style and technique when delivering a message in different settings and to different audiences.

Marking criteria

CriteriaHD & DICR & PSFL
Give suggestions for improving communication with an international audienceProvide three highly appropriate suggestions for improving the presentation for an intercultural audienceProvide three somewhat appropriate suggestions for improving the presentation for an intercultural audienceUnsuitable or incomplete suggestions given

2 marks1 mark0 mark
Explain chosen alternative technologies for communicating with a specific audienceTwo alternative technologies are discussed in detail and reasons for choice are supported with evidenceTwo alternative technologies are discussed and some reasons are givenAlternative technologies are not properly described and reasons are not provided

3 marks2 marks0-1 mark
Research and propose suitable online communication techniquesA cohesive online communication strategy is proposed and supported with evidence. Strategy takes into account target audience, information needs and technology constraints.Some techniques for online communication are discussed and supported with evidence. Target audience, information needs and technology constraints have been included in the discussion.Proposed solutions may be supported with evidence and target audience, information needs and technology constraints are not discussed.

7 – 8 marks4 – 6 marks0 – 3 marks
Support writing with current and suitable references, presented in APA 6th edition format.At least 3 peer reviewed academic journals have been cited and presented in correct APA 6th edition format. References are less than 2 years old.(Some) sources have been cited and a reference list is included. There may be small errors in formatting or less than 3 sources given.There are no references provided or the references are unreliable.

2 marks1 mark0 mark

Assessment item 4

Intercultural Comm & Ethics at Work

Value:10%

Due date:27-May-2015

Return date:17-Jun-2015

Submission method options

Interact2 Blog

Task

There are two (2) parts to this assignment. Part 1 happens around the time when Topic 7 (Intercultural Communication) and Topic 10 [(Ethics in the Workplace – Business Communication in the Digital Age (Extract 11)] is taught.

Part 1 blog is on the topic of Intercultural Communication.
Part 2 blog is on the topic of Ethics in the Workplace.

Part 1: Blog Posting – 5 marks. You will do a short blog posting of about 500 words on “Non Verbal Intercultural Communication”. The objective of this blog is to allow you to exhibit your knowledge and experience in this area across cultures by citing some examples from school, workplace or home and relating them to your readings.

Part 2: Blog Posting – 5 marks. You will do a short blog posting of about 500 words on “Effective & Ethical Communication”. The objective of this blog is to allow you to reflect on a certain current news event happening and allow you to relate to what you have read in the chapter. Use the resources in Interact2.

Total : 10 marks

Rationale

This assignment will allow you to:

• be able to discuss the impact of non-verbal communication;
• be able to critically assess the main issues associated with ethical communication.

Marking criteria

Blog Posting 2 – 5 marks

CriteriaHDDICRPSFL
be able to discuss the impact of non-verbal communicationBe able to identify relevant examples of non-verbal communication and discuss their impact in detail, with reference to literature. Links are clearly made and references are correctly formatted.Be able to identify a relevant example of non-verbal communication and discuss some aspects with at least one reference to literature.Be able to identify non-verbal communication and give some examples from experience. Some theory is mentioned but not clearly linked to literature.Be able to identify non-verbal communication and provide at least one example. Discussion is brief and there are no links to theory or literature.Unable to identify non-verbal communication or provide an example.
Possible Marks54320-1

Blog Posting 3 – 5 marks

CriteriaHDDICRPSFL
be able to critically assess the main issues associated with ethical communicationBe able to select appropriate news item (from many) and summarise key points including detailed commentary linking it to one or more principles of ethical communication; with correct reference to literature.Be able to select appropriate news item (from many) and summarise key points and include some commentary linking it to ethical communication with reference to literature (may include small errors in referencing)Be able to select one news item and summarise some of the key points. Some commentary linking it to ethical communication is included but the links are not detailed or contain some errors. References are included but may

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