Course Title: Establish systems that support innovation

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: BUSM6220C

Course Title: Establish systems that support innovation

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6087 - Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email:mcvet@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: Janis Lesinskis
Phone: 03 9925 4982
Email: janis.lesinskis@rmit.edu.au

 

Nominal Hours: 50

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 course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conceptualise and establish new systems that support and encourage innovation in the workplace.

This course is co delivered and assessed with BSBCRT601A Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity and BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation

Element:

1. Research context for new system development

Performance Criteria:

1.1
Explore and analyse the impact of systems in the overall context of innovation
1.2
Explore and gain clarity around system objectives, particularly in
relation to innovation
1.3
Analyse current organisational systems to identify gaps or barriers to innovation
1.4
Research and analyse current and emerging information about systems in other organisations and contexts
1.5
Evaluate the resources and other commitment required to foster innovation
1.6
Identify key stakeholders who can play a role in conceptualising or supporting new system ideas

Element:

2. Generate system concepts and options

Performance Criteria:

2.1
Create system concepts that will foster innovation using individual and group techniques
2.2
Evaluate and discuss a range of ideas with relevant stakeholders
2.3
Clearly articulate the ways in which innovation is better supported by system ideas and options
2.4
Clearly articulate how the system itself is innovative
2.5
Expose ideas and options to ongoing testing, exploration and challenge
2.6
Select and refine system ideas that meet the workplace requirements
and which are both feasible and innovative

Element:

3. Develop a plan for the System

Performance Criteria:

3.1
Determine the need for specialised assistance and integrate into system planning
3.2
Analyse the potential impact of the new system on people, resources and other organisational practices
3.3
Consult with all stakeholders who will be involved with, or affected by, the new system
3.4
Develop an operational plan for the system, with budget, time lines and responsibilities
3.5
Develop a communication strategy to support the introduction of the new system
3.6
Evaluate the coaching and training needs of those who will use the system and plan a learning and development strategy

Element:

4. Trial the system

Performance Criteria:

4.1
Present and consult on system proposals with relevant stakeholders
4.2
Analyse and integrate feedback into the system development process
4.3
Determine appropriate context and parameters for the trialling process
4.4
Initiate the trial, taking account of all required consultative, coaching and technical issues
4.5
Monitor and review the trial in relation to its goals for fostering innovation
4.6
Open the improvement process to ongoing collaborative input and challenge
4.7
Adjust system to reflect evaluation feedback


Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this course, you will have developed skills and knowledge required to conceptualise and establish new systems that support and encourage innovation in the screen and media production industry.


Details of Learning Activities

In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
lectures
group discussion
teacher directed group activities/projects
workshops

Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
online research,
online publication of projects, learning activities and outcomes.
independent project based work


Teaching Schedule

WeekContent summaryAssessment tasksElements
covered
1Overview of current development, production and distribution systems and shifts in industry practices. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6
2Systems design: flexible communications in virtual workspaces.1. System survey.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6,
3Systems building2. System design and construction.3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
4Establishment of trial system 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
5Systems expansion. 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
6Systems update 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
7Work environment and systems reviewonline vlog presentations2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
8Communications review.online vlog presentations2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
9Ongoing systems update and review3.Establishment of work system and environment: online vlog presentations2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
10Sustaining an innovative work environment3.Establishment of work system and environment: online vlog presentations2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
11Integration of innovation into system reviewed3.Establishment of work system and environment: online vlog presentations2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
12Multiplicity of function reviewed.3.Establishment of work system and environment: online vlog presentations2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
13Workplace integration reviewed.3.Establishment of work system and environment: online vlog presentations2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
14Multiplicity of function reviewed. 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
15Optimisation of web presence reviewed.4. System and work environment evaluation1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
16System modification and expansion. 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.2, 3.4
17Strategies reviewed. 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7
Teaching schedule
Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

WordPress.org
(example of blogging tools)
http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Lessons
Provides lessons in use of WordPress.
WordPress is an open source blogging application. It is free to use and is not a proprietary product of any particular company.

Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED)
www.ted.com

Larry Lessig on laws that choke creativity (technology and networks)
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/larry_lessig_says_the_law_is_strangling_creativity.html

Access to the internet may be required for some research tasks. Please check facilities offered by RMIT 

Web sites to visit will be suggested in class.


Overview of Assessment

A range of assessments will be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. You will participate in a range of classes and workshops aimed at familiarizing you with key concepts, theories and strategies relating to creative and innovative practices, particularly as they relate to screen production projects.
Establishing a web presence as an innovative, functional, sustainable extension of your screen production work environment is integral to assessment.
 


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete all the following tasks for assessment to a satisfactory standard.

ASSESSMENT TASKS:


Formative assessment tasks

1. System survey and design
You will investigate current examples of screen production based collaboration and communication systems that expand on traditional face to face, hierarchical work settings and procedures through use of digital networks.
a) Report on two examples of current practices that directly target screen production practice. One of these should be from the examples distributed through course materials provided.

b) Comment on the potential advantages these examples present for collaboration, feedback and communication both within and outside of the work/production unit.

c) Comment on which elements of this system design you think could potentially benefit your major production this semester through some type of innovation.

Presentation in class Due: Week 2.


Summative assessment tasks

2. Establishment of work system.
You will establish, sustain and build an online presence that augments or drives the communication, concept development, collaboration, management and/or publicity of a creative screen production project with the aim of enhancing innovations.
Online evidence of this will be due week 7. (Published by you in your own plog.)
50%

3. System evaluation.
You will send feedback to two others in your cohort on their attempts to systematically foster innovation in their production.
You will report your experience and evaluation of your own innovative work system for your screen production project. Clearly review the successes and failures of the network-enhanced work system you developed for communication and collaboration in your major production. Comment on what changes you would make on a future version of the system you used in this production.

To be submitted on paper (1 – 3 pages) due: Week 15.
50%

Grades used in this unit are as follows:

80 – 100% HD High Distinction
70 – 79% DI Distinction
60 – 69% CR Credit
50 – 59% PA Pass
Under 50% NN Fail


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration

Other Information

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Please refer to the following URL for extensions and special consideration:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y;STATUS=A;PAGE_AUTHOR=Andrea%20Syers;SECTION=1;

 

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