Multimedia & Interaction

website design case study and need the explanation and answer to help me learn.

TASK 1: Logo/emblem/crest
You are required to create a brand new logo for the selected team which participated in the event. You need to do the following:
 List down the general rules in designing the logo for any company or team.
 Research the existing logo to establish what has been created in the past.
 Produce 2 designs for the emblem/logo/ crest. You can hand draw these first if you wish before implementing them.
 For each of your design concepts, ensure that the logo appears aesthetically well-designed, that it is clear graphically, and has a strong and evident relationship to the selected team.
 As much as possible and throughout, you will need to show originality in your design work.
 To support the created design concepts, you need to write a 250-word backup design rationale.
 You should use this designed logo in all other tasks.
 This designed logo should be a part of a web application which will be designed in the other task.
 Do the critical evaluation and review of created media elements and applications in this task in relation to their aesthetic and functional qualities.
TASK 2: Poster Design
To begin with, you are required to research existing sports-based posters relevant to your study as a piece of evidence and then carry out the following:
 Create a new original poster to promote the selected team. The poster must be different from any existing ones.
 Your poster needs to carefully consider typography, visual layout, graphics design and usage, and photograph inclusion/adoption to make a good aesthetic design.
 Poster size should be 800 x 600 Pixels and must contain the logo that you have designed for the task1.
 The colour of the poster should be matched with the colour combination of selected College.
 As much as possible and throughout you will need to show originality in your design work.
 It is up to you if you do preliminary rough draft designs on paper, but you must note your final submission needs to be created in applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.
 To support the created poster, you need to write a 250-word backup design rationale.
 These posters should be a part of a web application which will be designed in the other task.
 Do the critical evaluation and review of created media elements and applications in this task in relation to their aesthetic and functional qualities.
TASK 3: 2D Animation or Video
For this task, you are required to create a one minutes of 2D animation or video using any animation or video editor. You need to do the following:
 Create an animation or video that shows the summary or theme of the event or a good scene of your selected team. It includes any relevant background, stage props, additional characters that enhance the animation.
 Ensure that you show originality in all your animation work.
 To support your created design, you need to write 250 words of backup design rationale.
 Do the critical evaluation and review created media elements and applications in this task in relation to their aesthetic and functional qualities
TASK 4: Storyboard
You need to complete the following.
 Design a storyboard of a website including four pages as Home, Schedule or fixtures Table, Training Ground Gallery, and about us, detailed in task 4.
 The storyboard should be clear, interesting, and traceable. The steps should be evident.
 Ensure that you show originality in all your designs.
 It is up to you if you do preliminary rough draft designs on paper, but you must note your final submission needs to be created in applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop or any other drawing application.
 To support your created design, you need to write 250 words of backup design rationale.
 Do the critical evaluation and review created media elements and applications in this task in relation to their aesthetic and functional qualities.
TASK 5: Web Page Design
For this design task, you should create a wedsite by using any web page support editor. You need to complete the following. To support the work you have created, you need to write 250 words of backup design rationale. Do the critical evaluation and review created media elements and applications in this task in relation to their aesthetic and functional qualities.
Home Page
 Create a web-based home page to promote the team in the event.
 Home page must be created for the selected team and have link with other pages mentioned in the task 3.
 Use the designed posters to be represented as slider in the home page.
Schedule or fixtures Table
 Create at least 4 different matches of the event for your selected team that will be playing in the event.
 This schedule consists of the opponent team, day, time and venue of the matches.
 It also shows the name of the squad, those who are participating in the event.
 You should design a responsive page layout for all the devices.
 Your final submission needs to be created as a web page.
Training Ground Gallery
You need to complete the following:
 Carry out research into existing photo galleries, photography principles and the quality of the photographs professional sites use.
 Create a minimum of five original photographs that relate to your selected team’s training ground.
 Edit these 5 photographs so they are of professional quality. Apply different editing on each photograph. Show the original and edited photographs.
 Ensure that you show originality in all your work.
Requirements: 2000
Introduction
write a simple description about the project
Review of Similar Projects
Identify at least two (2) similar projects and do a comparative study of these two products and mention the pros and cons in terms of your customer’s interest.
Project 1
Project 2
Audience of Project
identify the target audience
Page 1 of 17 Module Code Module Title Module Credits GIS5009 Multimedia & Interaction 20 Academic Year and Semester Examination Board Level & Block 2023-24, 1st Semester January 2024 L5-B2 Method of Assessment Term Weighting WRIT1 Mid-term 50% Module Leader Module Leader email Indu Govinda Pillai indu@gulfcollege.edu.om Additional Information (if any)
Page 2 of 17 Contents ASSESSMENT DETAILS …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 3 SUBMISSION DETAILS ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8 ASSESSMENT CRITERIA………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8 FURTHER INFORMATION …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 15 Who can answer questions about my assessment? ………………………………………………… 15 Referencing and independent learning (Not applicable for Examination) …………………… 15 Technical submission problems (Not applicable for Examination) …………………………….. 15 Mitigating circumstances …………………………………………………………………………………… 15 Unfair academic practice …………………………………………………………………………………… 15 How is my work graded? …………………………………………………………………………………… 16 IV FORMS ……………………………………………………………………………… Error! Bookmark not defined.
Page 3 of 17 Assessment Details Assessment title Abr. Weighting Coursework WRIT1 50% Pass marks for undergraduate work is 40%, unless stated otherwise. Task/assessment brief: 1. Aim To produce a multimedia product of professional quality for a Business Client. In the process you will: − Research and implement the multimedia production cycle. − Analyze their requirements, and write a specification of selected products. − Research and explain similar products in terms of advantages and disadvantages concerning your product. − Mention the audience of your product. − Capture/digitize and edit the different media to a professional standard and assemble the media into multimedia products using multimedia software. − Test your product. − Write a reflective report which incorporates the above steps. 2. Coursework Description The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth (MCSY) provides a healthy and recreational environment for the Olympic Sports players. It regularly organises Olympic events for undergraduate students at different Colleges. For the currently organised event, each participating College’s board decided to appoint a number of new digital designers. To assess their potential, each of the new designers has been given the task of creating 8 design portfolios related to each College team. Consider yourself as one of the new designers. Select one of the Colleges and produce the following items for your Report: TASK 1: Logo/emblem/crest You are required to create a brand new logo for the selected team which participated in the event. You need to do the following:  List down the general rules in designing the logo for any company or team.  Research the existing logo to establish what has been created in the past.  Produce 2 designs for the emblem/logo/ crest. You can hand draw these first if you wish before implementing them.
Page 4 of 17  For each of your design concepts, ensure that the logo appears aesthetically well-designed, that it is clear graphically, and has a strong and evident relationship to the selected team.  As much as possible and throughout, you will need to show originality in your design work.  To support the created design concepts, you need to write a 250-word backup design rationale.  You should use this designed logo in all other tasks.  This designed logo should be a part of a web application which will be designed in the other task.  Do the critical evaluation and review of created media elements and applications in this task in relation to their aesthetic and functional qualities. TASK 2: Poster Design To begin with, you are required to research existing sports-based posters relevant to your study as a piece of evidence and then carry out the following:  Create a new original poster to promote the selected team. The poster must be different from any existing ones.  Your poster needs to carefully consider typography, visual layout, graphics design and usage, and photograph inclusion/adoption to make a good aesthetic design.  Poster size should be 800 x 600 Pixels and must contain the logo that you have designed for the task1.  The colour of the poster should be matched with the colour combination of selected College.  As much as possible and throughout you will need to show originality in your design work.  It is up to you if you do preliminary rough draft designs on paper, but you must note your final submission needs to be created in applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.  To support the created poster, you need to write a 250-word backup design rationale.  These posters should be a part of a web application which will be designed in the other task.  Do the critical evaluation and review of created media elements and applications in this task in relation to their aesthetic and functional qualities. TASK 3: 2D Animation or Video For this task, you are required to create a one minutes of 2D animation or video using any animation or video editor. You need to do the following:  Create an animation or video that shows the summary or theme of the event or a good scene of your selected team. It includes any relevant background, stage props, additional characters that enhance the animation.  Ensure that you show originality in all your animation work.  To support your created design, you need to write 250 words of backup design rationale.  Do the critical evaluation and review created media elements and applications in this task in relation to their aesthetic and functional qualities.
Page 5 of 17 TASK 4: Storyboard You need to complete the following.  Design a storyboard of a website including four pages as Home, Schedule or fixtures Table, Training Ground Gallery, and about us, detailed in task 4.  The storyboard should be clear, interesting, and traceable. The steps should be evident.  Ensure that you show originality in all your designs.  It is up to you if you do preliminary rough draft designs on paper, but you must note your final submission needs to be created in applications such as InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop or any other drawing application.  To support your created design, you need to write 250 words of backup design rationale.  Do the critical evaluation and review created media elements and applications in this task in relation to their aesthetic and functional qualities. TASK 5: Web Page Design For this design task, you should create a wedsite by using any web page support editor. You need to complete the following. To support the work you have created, you need to write 250 words of backup design rationale. Do the critical evaluation and review created media elements and applications in this task in relation to their aesthetic and functional qualities. Home Page  Create a web-based home page to promote the team in the event.  Home page must be created for the selected team and have link with other pages mentioned in the task 3.  Use the designed posters to be represented as slider in the home page. Schedule or fixtures Table  Create at least 4 different matches of the event for your selected team that will be playing in the event.  This schedule consists of the opponent team, day, time and venue of the matches.  It also shows the name of the squad, those who are participating in the event.  You should design a responsive page layout for all the devices.  Your final submission needs to be created as a web page. Training Ground Gallery You need to complete the following:  Carry out research into existing photo galleries, photography principles and the quality of the photographs professional sites use.  Create a minimum of five original photographs that relate to your selected team’s training ground.  Edit these 5 photographs so they are of professional quality. Apply different editing on each photograph. Show the original and edited photographs.  Ensure that you show originality in all your work.
Page 6 of 17 TASK 6: Presentation  Each presentation must be 10 minutes in length only. Deliverables  Once your product is final, show it to your tutor and get the feedback of your product and improve your product based on the feedback given by the tutor.  After the development and submission of the above design, submit and present a reflection report outlining the methods you used in your production. The report structure is given at the rest of this coursework paper.  Upload your report to Turnitin and submit the graphics folder to the link provide by your tutor.  Any citations and references should be done using the Harvard Style of Referencing.  The quality of your work will be carefully assessed (Please see marking scheme and marking criteria) 3. Some points about Graphics Implementation You should design/collect the images/videos/logos to support the building of your product and then to combine all those graphics and other interactive screens to produce a meaningful required final product. Here are some points about graphics Implementation:  Collection of still images /videos /interactive product material  Use of your own taken images gets more marks  Create some composite images (collages or other) that make use of layers in Photoshop  Imaginative use of filters, feather selections, and other Photoshop edits  Combining images /videos /interactive screens to produce the final product.  Animation of text and/or objects (movement: sizing, visual effects such as fade-blurs, etc.), in interactive or video or banner products.  The design of the web pages is important.  Appropriate use of Screen fonts are one of the points that must be considered in designing multimedia products, besides margins, font animations and readability of texts. Additional instructions:  Your student identification number must be clearly stated at the top of each page of your work.  Where appropriate, a contents page, a list of tables/figures, and a list of abbreviations should precede your work.  Each page must be numbered.  Use Calibri font o size 14, bold for main titles o size 12, bold for subtitles o size 11, regular for the body of each section o size 9, italics for the image, chart or graph captions or labels  All referencing must adhere to Institutional requirements (Harvard Referencing Style).  A word count must be stated at the end of your work.  All tables and figures must be correctly numbered and labelled.
Page 7 of 17  Upload your partial outputs to MS Teams for formative feedback.  Your report must be uploaded to Turnitin for plagiarism checking, college rules on plagiarism apply. Report Structure Your report lay-out must be as follows: Submission steps and Items to be submitted: 1. Upload your report to Turnitin. 2. Submit the following items to your tutor: • The formal report provided based on the documentation structure mentioned above in the word and pdf format (from Turnitin) • Designed Multimedia Products, and a backup of the Website • Required forms ************* Word count (or equivalent): 2000 words This is a reflection of the effort required for the assessment. Word counts will normally include any text, tables, calculations, figures, subtitles and citations. Reference lists and contents of appendices are excluded from the word count. Contents of appendices are not usually considered when determining your final assessment grade. GC Coursework Front Cover Table of content Table of figures Report body should include the following: I. Introduction – write a simple description about the project II. Review of Similar Project – Identify at least two (2) similar projects and do a comparative study of these two products and mention the pros and cons in terms of your customer’s interest. III. Multimedia product(s) – A proper report of the designed multimedia products (logos, posters, animation or video) align with the design of web pages IV. Evaluation – Once your product is final, show it to the group of audiences and get the feedback about your product and note down all this feedback in your report and improve your product based on the feedback given by the customer. References
Page 8 of 17 Submission Details Submission Deadline: MID-TERM: 7th of November 2023 Estimated Feedback Return Date After the result announcement (10 working days) – January 2024 EB Submission Time: 9:00 PM Turnitin: Any assessments submitted after the deadline will not be marked and will be recorded as a non-attempt unless you have had an extension request agreed upon or have approved mitigating circumstances. See the Gulf College website for more information on submission details and mitigating circumstances. File Format: The assessment must be submitted as a word document and submitted through the Turnitin submission point. Your assessment should be titled with your: Student ID number, Module code and Assessment ID, e.g. 1610200 GIS5009 WRIT1 Feedback Feedback for the assessment will be provided electronically via Turnitin / MS Teams / Face to Face. Feedback will be provided with comments on your strengths and the areas in which you can improve. Module tutors give students two types of assessment feedback: formative, which is given when the student is working on the completion of an assignment or coursework, and summative, which is given upon completion of the module. Comprehensive assessment feedback on your performance will be given after the announcement of the results. (10 Working Days) Assessment Criteria Learning outcomes assessed On successful completion of the module, a student should be able to:  Identify and apply appropriate design and interaction methods.  Develop multimedia prototypes using appropriate software, tools and methodologies.  Demonstrate awareness of production standards and test for compliance with industry standards.
Page 9 of 17 This assessment will test the entire following learning outcome.  Identify and apply appropriate design and interaction methods.  Develop multimedia prototypes using appropriate software, tools and methodologies.  Demonstrate awareness of production standards and test for compliance with industry standards.
Page 10 of 17 Marking Scheme Tasks Weight Presentation 15 Introduction 5 Research on similar products 10  Multimedia Production: Collection of still images /videos /Design of the required multimedia products / interactive pages or equalling items 20  Storyboard 10  Final Multimedia Product: Combining/Applying images /videos /interactive screen to produce the final product/ design of the web pages 20 Evaluation Report 10 Quality of documentation 10 Total Marks 100 Marking/Assessment Criteria Grade % Mark Requirements F (Fail) 0 No answer has been attempted or there is evidence of unfair practice. 1 – 9 The work presented for assessment may be incomplete and/or irrelevant and demonstrates a serious lack of comprehension and/or engagement with the set task. Attainment of the learning outcomes is minimal and assessment criteria are not addressed. 10 – 19 Misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the set task, providing a short and/or largely irrelevant response. Consequently, no learning outcomes are met in full although there may be minimal attainment in relation to one or two. 20 – 29 Minimal understanding of the set task and little knowledge and understanding of the field of study relevant to the task is demonstrated. Limited ability to communicate simple concepts and/or factual information is shown. Significant difficulties in the report’s structure and organisation detract from the clarity and meaning overall. Evidence of individual reading and investigation is negligible, and the limited referencing of literature and other sources is frequently inaccurate. Some ability to describe and report knowledge gained but very little evidence is available to indicate an ability to engage in critical evaluation and reflection. 30 – 39 Partial understanding of the set task and some of the associated learning outcomes are met at a basic level. Factual inaccuracies, errors and misconceptions are evident in important areas and elements of the assessed work which may be irrelevant to the task. If attempted, the presentation of arguments and more complex ideas may be confused and clumsily expressed. Some enquiry and analysis relevant to the task attempted but outcomes may be naïve, simplistic and/or unconvincing. Limited knowledge of current research/scholarship in the discipline is demonstrated. A restricted range of sources are used but overall, there is an over-reliance on programme materials with little evidence of individual reading and investigation. There are frequent errors in the referencing of literature and other sources. The work is largely descriptive and arguments, if attempted, are rarely substantiated. D (Third) 40 – 49 Demonstrates a basic understanding of the set task and an ability to have met the associated learning outcomes. Assessment criteria are addressed at a threshold level. Basic knowledge and understanding of many aspects of the field of study relevant to the task is displayed. Errors and misconceptions are evident, but these are
Page 11 of 17 outweighed by the degree of knowledge and understanding demonstrated overall. More success is achieved in describing and reporting factual information rather than communicating complex ideas. Generally, the work is appropriately structured although key points may not be logically sequenced. Some limited analysis and enquiry relevant to the task/discipline are included and has intermittent success in presenting and commenting on outcomes. A limited ability to critically evaluate and reflect is shown. Although some critical reflection is evident, the balance within the work is likely to be in favour of description and factual presentation. C (Lower Second) 50 – 59 A secure understanding of the set task and an ability to have met the associated learning outcomes is demonstrated. Assessment criteria are addressed at a satisfactory level. A sound knowledge and understanding of most key aspects of the field of study relevant to the task are evident as well as an ability to apply such knowledge. Some evidence of independent thinking beyond programme notes is also shown. Overall, the structure and format of the work are appropriate. There are occasional faults in the presentation of work, but overall, these do not detract from the clarity of expression. Examples of research/scholarship referred to in the work demonstrate individual reading and investigative ability to critically evaluate and reflect although there may be some over-reliance on description and factual presentation. Arguments are usually substantiated. B (Upper Second) 60-69 A full understanding of the set task and an ability to have met the learning outcomes is demonstrated. Assessment criteria are addressed at a good level. A detailed knowledge and thorough understanding of key aspects of the field of study relevant to the task are shown. There is clear evidence of an ability to apply such knowledge and, in some contexts, to extend and transform it. Discussion of complex concepts is often tackled successfully and there is evidence of independent thinking. An ability to communicate information, ideas and concepts clearly and succinctly is displayed. Work is well presented and the format appropriate. Key points are appropriately organised, and the writing style is fluent and arguments are well articulated. Detailed analysis and critical enquiry relevant to the task/discipline is undertaken by making use of appropriate techniques and has considerable success in presenting and commenting on outcomes. There is some linkage between theory and practice. Examples referred to indicate a breadth and depth of individual reading and investigation that extend beyond the sources provided. The referencing of literature and other sources is almost always accurate. Arguments are clearly considered and substantiated and there is evidence of an ability to make appropriate judgements and to suggest solutions to problems. A (First) 70 – 79 A full and detailed understanding of the set task and an ability to have met the learning outcomes is demonstrated. Assessment criteria are addressed at a very good level. A detailed knowledge and systematic understanding of key aspects of the field of study relevant to the task are evident. There is strong evidence of an ability to extend, transform and apply such knowledge. The student also demonstrates an ability to engage in confident discussion of complex concepts and to recognise the limitations and ambiguity of disciplinary knowledge. Independent thinking and original insights are also present in the report. Ability shown in communicating information, complex ideas and concepts in a coherent and succinct manner is shown. The standard of presentation is high and the format appropriate. Key points are logically organised and in written work, the style is lucid and mature. Detailed and thorough knowledge of current research/advanced scholarship in the discipline are evident. The use of scholarly reviews/primary sources is confident and a breadth and depth of individual reading and investigation, extending beyond the sources provided, is apparent. The referencing of literature and other sources is accurate and in line with academic conventions. An ability to engage in critical evaluation of concepts/arguments/data and to make appropriate and informed judgements is shown. Arguments are well developed, sustained and substantiated. Where relevant,
Page 12 of 17 assumptions are challenged and there is clear recognition of the complexities of academic debate. Appropriate and sometimes innovative solutions are offered to problems. 80 – 89 Beyond the above, a full and detailed understanding of the set task and an ability to have met the learning outcomes is demonstrated. Assessment criteria are addressed at an excellent level. 90 – 100 Beyond the above, demonstrates a full and detailed understanding of the set task and an ability to have met the learning outcomes and address the assessment criteria at an outstanding and exceptional level. Work is of a standard deemed to be worthy of publication. Reference citations extend significantly beyond the main body of reading normally expected in the discipline/field of study.
Page 13 of 17 AY: 2023-24/ 1st Semester Marking Criteria/Rubrics SN Item 5 – Excellent 4 – Very Good 3 – Good 2 – Satisfactory 1 – Poor 0 – Very Poor 1 Presentation – 15% – Gives an appropriate introduction and establishes a framework for the rest of the presentation. – Information is presented in a logical manner. – Uses a clear, audible voice. – Uses well-defined technical terms and appropriate language. – Exhibits expertise in navigating and simulating the presented product. – One item from the Excellent column is missing – Two items from the Excellent column are missing – Three items from the Excellent column are missing There is an attempt of doing this section, however only one or none of the items in the Excellent column is met. None found. Introduction 5% – The project is clearly introduced. – The purpose of doing this project is discussed. – The introduction is written in clear sentences, using appropriate words and terminologies as well as correct grammar and punctuation. – Selected company is clearly introduced. – Required tools of doing this project are mentioned. – – One item from the Excellent column is missing – Two items from the Excellent column are missing – Three items from the Excellent column are missing There is an attempt of doing this section, however only one or none of the items in the Excellent column is met. None found. 2 Research on similar Project 10% – Research on similar Project is included, and at least two similar projects are identified, and analysed. – Relevant multimedia products of similar projects are identified correctly. – Screenshots taken of related multimedia products of similar projects is provided. – Screenshots are aligned with proper explanation of them. – Similar projects are analysed with pros and cons to get the knowledge about the developing product. – One item from the Excellent column is missing – Two items from the Excellent column are missing – Three items from the Excellent column are missing There is an attempt of doing this section, however only one or none of the items in the Excellent column is met. None found. 3 Storyboard 10% – All requirement pages are designed. – Right components are defined based on the coursework requirements. – Components are outlined properly in the pages. – The designs are professional looking and reflect the project requirements. – Adequate information is provided to this section at all. – One item from the Excellent column is missing – Two items from the Excellent column are missing – Three items from the Excellent column are missing There is an attempt of doing this section, however only one or none of the items in the Excellent column is met. None found. 4 Multimedia Products Design 20% – All requirement items are designed. – The designs are professional looking and reflect the project requirements. They have the following features as well: – Uses of all own images for the designing of the product. – Create some composite images (collages or other) that make use of layers in Photoshop. – Imaginative use of filters, feather selections, and other Photoshop edits. – One item from the Excellent column is missing – Two items from the Excellent column are missing – Three items from the Excellent column are missing There is an attempt of doing this section, however only one or none of the items in the Excellent column is met. None found. 5 Final Product Design 20% – An excellent representation of the designed multimedia products in the final product (website/slides) is provided. – The webpages are well designed. – One item from the Excellent column is missing – Two items from the Excellent column are missing – Three items from the Excellent column are missing There is an attempt of doing this section, however only one or none of the items in None found.
Page 14 of 17 SN Item 5 – Excellent 4 – Very Good 3 – Good 2 – Satisfactory 1 – Poor 0 – Very Poor – An appropriate use of fonts, themes, slideshows, font animations, etc. considered. – An excellent representation of the pages align with interactivity are consideration. – Audio (voiceover or music or both) with the facility to turn sound on and off in the interactive product. Some slides have been used to link to other relevant external web pages on the website. the Excellent column is met. 6 Evaluation Report 10% – An excellent approach of the testing is reported. – Test cases are reported properly were appropriate. – Product evaluation has by getting feedback from customers through questionnaire methods. – Questions designed for survey are appropriate. – A result analysis of conducted questionnaire is represented align with appropriate charts. – – One item from the Excellent column is missing – Two items from the Excellent column are missing – Three items from the Excellent column are missing There is an attempt of doing this section, however only one or none of the items in the Excellent column is met. None found. 7 Quality of the documentation 10% – The report is well-organized. – The documentation is well-formatted at all. – Provided information in each section are clear and relevant. – In-text citations are included where appropriate. In-text citations are in proper format of Harvard. – References list included. Referenced are in Harvard format. – One item from the Excellent column is missing – Two items from the Excellent column are missing – Three items from the Excellent column are missing There is an attempt of doing this section, however only one or none of the items in the Excellent column is met. None found.
Page 15 of 17 Further Information Who can answer questions about my assessment? Questions about the assessment should be directed to the staff member who has set the task/assessment brief. This will usually be the Module tutor. They will be happy to answer any queries you have. Referencing and independent learning (Not applicable for Examination) Please ensure you reference a range of credible sources, with due attention to the academic literature in the area. The time spent on research and reading from good quality sources will be reflected in the quality of your submitted work. Remember that what you get out of university depends on what you put in. Your teaching sessions typically represent between 10% and 30% of the time you are expected to study for your degree. A 20-credit module represents 200 hours of study time. The rest of your time should be taken up by self-directed study. Unless stated otherwise you must use the HARVARD referencing system. Further guidance on referencing can be found in the on Moodle. Correct referencing is an easy way to improve your marks and essential in achieving higher grades on most assessments. Technical submission problems (Not applicable for Examination) It is strongly advised that you submit your work at least 24 hours before the deadline to allow time to resolve any last minute problems you might have. If you are having issues with IT or Turnitin you should contact the IT Helpdesk on (+968) 92841521/ 92841217. You may require evidence of the Helpdesk call if you are trying to demonstrate that a fault with Turnitin was the cause of a late submission. Mitigating circumstances Short extensions on assessment deadlines can be requested in specific circumstances. If you are encountering particular hardship which has been affecting your studies, then you may be able to apply for mitigating circumstances. This can give the teachers on your programme more scope to adapt the assessment requirements to support your needs. Mitigating circumstances policies and procedures are regularly updated. You should refer to your Academic Advisor for information on extensions and mitigating circumstances. Unfair academic practice
Page 16 of 17 Cardiff Met takes issues of unfair practice extremely seriously. The University has procedures and penalties for dealing with unfair academic practice. These are explained in full in the University’s Unfair Practice regulations and procedures under Volume 1, Section 8 of the Academic Handbook. The Module Leader reserves the right to interview students regarding any aspect of their work submitted for assessment. Types of Unfair Practice, include: Plagiarism, which can be defined as using without acknowledgement another person’s words or ideas and submitting them for assessment as though it were one’s own work, for instance by copying, translating from one language to another or unacknowledged paraphrasing. Further examples include:  Use of any quotation(s) from the published or unpublished work of other persons, whether published in textbooks, articles, the Web, or in any other format, where quotations have not been clearly identified as such by being placed in quotation marks and acknowledged.  Use of another person’s words or ideas that have been slightly changed or paraphrased to make it look different from the original.  Summarising another person’s ideas, judgments, diagrams, figures, or computer programmes without reference to that person in the text and the source in a bibliography/reference list.  Use of assessment writing services, essay banks and/or any other similar agencies (NB. Students are commonly being blackmailed after using essay mills).  Use of unacknowledged material downloaded from the Internet.  Re-use of one’s own material except as authorised by your degree programme. Collusion, which can be defined as when work that that has been undertaken with others is submitted and passed off as solely the work of one person. Modules will clearly identify where joint preparation and joint submission are permitted, in all other cases they are not. Fabrication of data, making false claims to have carried out experiments, observations, interviews or other forms of data collection and analysis, or acting dishonestly in any other way. How is my work graded? Gulf College uses Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Generic Band Descriptors (GBD), in conjunction with programme-specific and/or assessment-specific descriptors that are developed in accordance with the principles underpinning the generic descriptors, as a reference in marking student work outputs. This is to ensure that marking is consistent across all Cardiff Met students’ work, including the work outputs of students in Gulf College. Assessment marking undergoes a meticulous process to make sure that it is fair and truly reflects the performance of students in their modules. Marking of work at each level of Cardiff Met degree programmes are benchmarked against a set of general requirements set out in Cardiff Met’s Guidance
Page 17 of 17 on Assessment Marking. https://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/registry/academichandbook/Documents/AH1_04_03.pdf To find out more about assessments and key academic skills that can have a significant impact on your marks, download and read your Module Handbook from Moodle and your Programme Handbook from the college website.

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