Course Title: Build and sustain an innovative work environment
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: BUSM6221C
Course Title: Build and sustain an innovative work environment
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teacher: Andrew Harrison
Phone: 03 9925 4815
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
This course covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conceptualise and establish innovate work environments in the screen and media production industry.
This course is co delivered and assessed with BSBCRT601A Research and apply concepts and theories of creativity and BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment
1. Lead innovation by Example
1.1 Make innovation an integral part of leadership and management activities
2. Establish work practices that support innovation
2.1 Consult on and establish working conditions that reflect and encourage innovative practice
3. Promote innovation
3.1 Acknowledge suggestions, improvements and innovations from all colleagues
4. Create a physical environment which supports innovation
4.1 Evaluate the impact of the physical environment in relation to innovation
5. Provide learning opportunities
5.1 Pro-actively share relevant information, knowledge and skills with colleagues
Upon successful completion of this course, you will have developed skills and knowledge required to build and sustain an innovative work environment in the screen and media production industry.
Details of Learning Activities
In class learning activities include, but are not limited to:
teacher directed group activities/projects
Out of class activities include, but are not limited to:
online research, online publication of projects, learning activities and outcomes.
Independent project based work
This course is co-delivered with BSBINN502A Build and sustain innovative work environment.
|1||Overview of current development, production and distribution systems and shifts in industry practices.||1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5,|
|2||Systems design: flexible communications in virtual workspaces.||1. Plog survey report and design summary||2.1, 2.2, 2.3,|
|3||Systems and environment building.||2. Plog construction.||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4|
|4||Establishment of trial system.||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4,|
|5||Systems and work environment update||2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4,|
|6||Systems and work environment 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|
|7||Work environment and systems review.||online vlog presentations||2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|8||Communications review.||online vlog presentations||2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|9||Ongoing systems and workplace update and review||3.Establishment of work system and environment: online vlog presentations||2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|10||Sustaining an innovative work environment.||3.Establishment of work system and environment: online vlog presentations||2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|11||Integration of innovation into system and work environment reviewed.||3.Establishment of work system and environment: online vlog presentations||2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|12||Multiplicity of function reviewed||3.Establishment of work system and environment: online vlog presentation||2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|13||Workplace integration reviewed.||3.Establishment of work system and environment: online vlog presentation||2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|14||Multiplicity of function reviewed.||2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|15||Optimisation of web presence reviewed.||4. System and work environment evaluation||2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
|16||System modification and expansion.||2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3|
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.
You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information and course resource materials on a weekly basis.
Csíkszentmihályi, Mihályi. Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention, 1996
De Bono, Edward. Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step, 1970
Buzan, Tony. Use Your Head
Boden, Margaret. Précis of The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms 1994
Access to the internet may be required for some research tasks. Please check facilities offered by RMIT (eg library access to the WWW.)
Web sites to visit will be suggested in class.
Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED)
This website offers many short talks (video files) by noted presenters on various topics that relate to innovation and creativity.
Larry Lessig on laws that choke creativity (technology and networks)
(example of blogging tools)
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.
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 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.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete all the following tasks for assessment to a satisfactory standard.
Formative assessment tasks
1. Production plog (production log) survey and design statement.
You will investigate current examples of blogging / vlogging incorporated into specific screen productions.
Report on two examples of web presence that directly involve screen production practice. One of these should be from the examples distributed through course materials provided.
a) Define what you see as their key purposes (virtual workplace,
b) Note what media tools they have used (eg: WordPress, Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, or something else.)
c) summarise your own design intentions for the production log you will run on the web in conjunction with your major screen production. Briefly clarify:
- how it will be accessed, and by whom,
- how you intend your collaborators (department heads, crew, cast &/or wider community or audience) to use your plog,
- name the headings of the links you will use in your own plog,
- how you intend this to build and sustain creative and innovative practices beyond traditional face to face production meetings.
Presentation in class Due: Week 2.
Summative assessment tasks
2. Establishment of innovative work environment.
You will establish, sustain and build a work environment that incorporates an online presence. This web based work space should augments or drives the communication, concept development, collaboration, management and/or publicity of your creative screen production project.
Online evidence of this will be due week 7. (Published by you in your own plog.)
3. System and work environment 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 plog in context of innovative work system and environment for your screen production project. Clearly comment on the aims, successes and failures of your plog in relation to each of the following:
1. Concept discussion including your intentions for both face-to-face and virtual work environments in your production project
2. Links to resources that foster innovative approaches to your project
3. Collaborations with key personnel, artists
4. Pro-active sharing of information
5. Production management
6. Access to camera tests / auditions / VFX test results or other media
7. Pre-production briefings
8. Feedback received from people within your cohort or production team.
9. Promotion of collaborators and/or sponsors
10. Potential for promotion to future audiences
11. Changes you would make to your plog in the future
12. Building a professional web presence for key personnel
To be submitted on paper (1 – 3 pages) due: Week 15.
Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also use graded assessment:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration
You will receive spoken and written feedback from teachers on your work. This feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
Please advise teacher in advance if an extension of time or special consideration is required for submission of work. Refer to the course Blackboard site for policy information including information on late submissions.
RMIT has a strict policy on plagiarism. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.
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:
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