Course Title: Use advanced features of computer applications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: COSC6002C

Course Title: Use advanced features of computer applications

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5281 - Diploma of Business (Public Relations)

Course Contact : Sally Parrott

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5175

Course Contact Email:sally.parrott@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Natalie Wallis

natalie.wallis@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit defines the competency required to build a basic website that is consistent with design and technical requirements, and business expectations.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAU3126B Use advanced features of computer applications

Element:

1. Manipulate data

Performance Criteria:

rubrics available in blackboard

Element:

2. Access and use support resources

Performance Criteria:

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Learning Outcomes


This unit defines the competency required to build a basic website that is consistent with design and technical requirements, and business expectations.
 


Details of Learning Activities

• Skills in relation to normal routine work processes
• Skills in using applications features
• An ability to interpret technical information
• Problem solving skills in technical work processes
• An understanding of systems software and system tools

 


Teaching Schedule

WeekTopic
1(1) Course Induction
• Course delivery and assessment details
• Course support documents
• Online learning environment
• Grading
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities
(2) Pre-Training Review
• Includes skills analysis and Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
(3) Course Overview
 
2Assessing the needs of the business
- preparing a client brief
- business objectives + brand values & functionality requirements
 
3Assessing the needs of the business
- budget & project timeframes
- competitor analysis
Aesthetics and page design
Site navigation
 
4Software tools, web design platforms and hosting options
- types of site architecture overview
- pro’s and cons of different software tools & computer applications
- domain name registration
 
5Assessment 1 Due In Class
You will receive the feedback in week 7. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of week 7.
 
6Introduction to software application. Students will be shown the themes they can work with.
7Exploring principles of design
Exploring principles of UX and site navigation
 
8Photoshop training skills to make site graphics
9Further development or site graphics
10Content development
- writing online copy
- embedding media
11SEO Introduction and Tips
12Further exploration of social media
13Task 2 Due
You will receive the feedback in week 15. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of week 15.
 
14Website Validation & Testing
- How to conduct user navigation tests
Website Validation & Testing
- integrating user feedback
- assessing site effectiveness
 
15Task 3 Due
You will receive the feedback in week 17. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the beginning of week 17.
 
16Re-submissions
17Re-submissions


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including assignments, journals, presentation and written or test. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks
Students are required to complete 3 tasks. All tasks must successfully be completed to be deemed competent in this unit.

Assessment Task 1 Requirements Presentation (Due in class Week 5)
In pairs, students will be given real client who needs a basic website for a business or product. Students are then to produce a detailed requirements report to be delivered in class. This presentation will cover the business needs and appropriate recommendations for a new website. The report should detail a client brief, substantial research and analysis as to the market and competitor sites, functionality requirements, domain name recommendations, a site map, software tool recommendations and project timelines incorporating scope for user feedback and site testing.

Assessment Task 2 Website (Due in class Week 13)
Working in groups, the second assessment will focus on students’ ability to create a valid basic website based on the above requirements report. This project will involve a range of research and technical tasks to be completed using various software tools and computer applications.

Assessment Task 3 Class Test (Due in class Week 15)
Individually students will complete a test in class. You will need to show an understanding of material covered over the semester including design and functionality specifications, site navigation and functionality, branding and copy writing.
 


Assessment Matrix

CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not yet competent
 

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