SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On completion of this unit the learner will be able to:

 

                   1.         use proficiently the main functions of a word processing package.

                   2.         apply word processing skills in a practical application.

                   3.         use proficiently the main functions of a communications package.

                   4.         apply communication skills in a practical practical application.

 

ASSESSMENT

 

Assessment Method

Learning Outcomes

Percent of total

Date assigned

Date due

 

 

 

 

 

Word Processing Portfolio

1

15%

Week 1

Week 5

Word Processing Project

2

10%

Week 5

Week 7

Communications Portfolio

3

15%

Week 9

Week 13

Communications Project

4

10%

Week 13

Week 15

Examination

1-4

50%

 

Week 17

 

 

      The examination will be 2.5 hours long.

 

In order to gain a pass in this unit, students are required to

(ii)                complete each component of the assessment,

(iii)              gain at least 50% overall, and

(iiii)             gain at least 50% in the final examination.

 

GRADES

90-100% = 9

80-89% = 8

70-79% = 7

60-69% = 6

50-59% = 5

0-49% = F

 

Assessment Method

Assessment in each module consists of two parts: an exercise Portfolio designed to develop technical competence in the associated skills and an independent Project designed to develop independent learning and the ability to apply the technical skills to an academic or business end.

 

The focus of this unit is on the process of achieving efficient and effective results in the practical application of competencies more than on the finished files and submissions themselves. Consequently, students are expected and required to demonstrate their developing competencies on an on-going basis during tutorial time.