MMST13015 - Collaborative Digital Media Project Part A
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit and its counterpart MMST13018 Collaborative Digital Media Project Part B provide you with an opportunity to apply your accumulated experiences, skills and knowledge, developed throughout the degree course, to a real-life major project undertaken for an external client. You will work as part of a team to initiate, plan, execute and evaluate a digital media project, putting into practice project and production management processes and development methodologies covered in this unit. When you undertake this unit you must be prepared to enrol in MMST13018 Collaborative Digital Media Project Part B in the following term to complete the project.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: Minimum 72 credit points

This unit is only available to students enrolled in CU23 Bachelor of Multimedia Studies or CC24 Bachelor of Digital Media

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Mixed Mode
  • Mackay
  • Rockhampton
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Group Work 30%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 45%
3. Written Assessment 25%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
One alumnus reports that the rigorous demands of the project management aspect of the course do in fact match the real-world scenario of the job the graduate secured in a project management team of a large business. She reflects that while she did not at the time, she now appreciates value of that emphasis in the course team assessment regime. Unsolicited email from a 2015 graduate. Continue to explain to students the need for training in industry standard business communication and production management processes.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. plan a project which includes working in a team and liaising with a client
  2. implement project and production management processes to develop an effective digital media product that meets the requirements of the client and the needs of the target audience
  3. work as an effective and productive member of a team.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Group Work
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work
6. Information Technology Competence
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Group Work
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment

Prescribed Textbooks

Managing Interactive Media: Project management for web and digital media
Author/s: England, E & Finney, A Year: 2007
Edition: 4th Edition Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
City: Harlow
Country: England
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

A highly recommended accompanying text by the same authors, "Managing Multimedia: Technical Issues" is now out of print but you can download PDFs of the chapters for personal use from the following URL:

http://www.atsf.co.uk/mim/manmult.html

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Since this is the first of the two Collaborative Multimedia Project courses, the exact software required will depend on the project being undertaken, and software requirements could vary significantly. A recent version of the full Adobe Master Collection is a common requirement. Video and audio recording equipment is often a requirement. Microsoft Project is useful.
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorAndrew Martin (a.martin@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Getting oriented. Course outline, expectations, resources, requirements and team roles. Review of possible projects. What is project management?

Team preferences. Individual skills

Week 2 13-03-2017

Working in Project Teams. Team Development. What is a team? Why use a team for multimedia development? Project human resource management. Team member skill sets. Forming a team. Team building. Delegating responsibility and authority. Team development strategies including for possible conflicts within the project and their resolution.

Team allocation. Project selection. Personal skills assessment; Production roles.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Development life cycles: Waterfall model Iterative model. Spiral model. Project initiation and needs analysis. Develop a conflict resolution procedure. Appoint a Project Manager. Develop a corporate style. Prepare Client Scoping Questionnaire. Develop the Intellectual Property Register. First status report. Keep records of your time. Establish a project home.

Finalise team membership & roles; Status Report 1

Week 4 27-03-2017

The concept brief. Needs assessment. Project scope. Eliciting requirements and identifying needs. Preparing for project specification.

Submit: Team agreement; Needs analysis/project objectives (draft); Status report 2.

Week 5 03-04-2017

Requirements and Technical Specification

Status report 3

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Ongoing design. Proof of concept. Presentation to client of Concept Brief/Business Case to be scheduled this week.

Submit: Concept Brief/Business Case; Status report 4

Week 7 24-04-2017

Preparing a project plan. Assets list. Defining tasks. Work Breakdown structure. Tracking progress.

Status report 5

Week 8 01-05-2017

Change control and configuration management. Quality assurance and risk management.

Submit: Technical Specification (draft); Status report 6.

Week 9 08-05-2017

The Design Document

Status report 7

Week 10 15-05-2017

Intellectual property

Submit: Proof of concept including storyboards/visuals; Status report 8

Week 11 22-05-2017

Resources, budgeting and costing

Status report 9

Week 12 29-05-2017

Culmination of MMST13015 Collaborative Multimedia Project Part A. Carrying the design document (including specifications, production plan and all documentation) over into MMST13018 Collaborative Multimedia Project Part B.

Submit: Individual report and peer review; Status report 10.

Written Assessment Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Group Work

Assessment Title Group Work
Task Description

1A: Needs Analysis
1B: Team & Project Agreements
1C: Technical Specification
1D: Status Reports
1E: Development Activity Logs
1F: Intellectual Property Register

These are all team submissions. Only one team member submits an item on behalf of the team.

Assessment Due Date Ongoing submission as completed. Drafts may be submitted for review within timeline guidelines.
Return Date to Students Ongoing. Final by certification date.
Weighting 30%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria for each task is available on the course web site. The mark awarded for each item is attributed to each member of the team.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

Only one team member needs to submit on behalf of the team.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. plan a project which includes working in a team and liaising with a client

2. implement project and production management processes to develop an effective digital media product that meets the requirements of the client and the needs of the target audience

3. work as an effective and productive member of a team.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Presentation and Written Assessment

Assessment Title Presentation and Written Assessment
Task Description

2A: Concept Brief / Business Case
2B: Proof of Concept incl. Visuals
2C: Design Document incl. Project Plan

These are all team submissions. Only one team member submits an item on behalf of the team.

Assessment Due Date Ongoing submission as completed. Drafts may be submitted for review within timeline guidelines.
Return Date to Students As per completion. Final by certification date.
Weighting 45%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria for each task is available on the course web site. The mark awarded for each item is attributed to each member of the team.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Group submission

Presentations as per team arrangement via appropriate mode.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. plan a project which includes working in a team and liaising with a client

2. implement project and production management processes to develop an effective digital media product that meets the requirements of the client and the needs of the target audience

3. work as an effective and productive member of a team.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

3A: Individual Report & Peer Review
3B: Peer Review (completion according to requirement)

These are individually submitted and marked items.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students By certification date.
Weighting 25%
Assessment Criteria

The assessment criteria for these tasks are available on the course web site.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Please use matrix provided in the assessment criteria for your peer review and submit with your individual report.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. plan a project which includes working in a team and liaising with a client

2. implement project and production management processes to develop an effective digital media product that meets the requirements of the client and the needs of the target audience

3. work as an effective and productive member of a team.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

6. Information Technology Competence

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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