] Communication in Professional Contexts

]Communication in Professional ContextsProfile information current as at 03?2013 08:56Term 3 ? 2013e-Course ProfileAll details in this course profile for COMM11003 have been officially approved by CQUniversity and represent a learning partnershipbetween the University and you (our student). The information will not be changed unless absolutely necessary and any change will beclearly indicated by an approved correction included in the profile.Assessment TasksWRITTEN ASSESSMENTAssessment Title EssayTask Description This task relates to the concepts and information contained in the first six weeklylessons. Your task is to analyse the following website in an essay of 1,200 words:http://www.rba.gov.au/You are to analyse the website using the textbook, weekly lessons (on the courseMoodle site), and other communication and business communication sources. You areto use at least FOUR sources in addition to the textbook, weekly lessons and thehttp://www.rba.gov.au/ website.Aspects to consider in the analysis include:The purpose of the website.The audience of the website.Whether the website effectively meets its purpose and audience needs.How context affects understanding of the website.The communication techniques used in the website to deliver information to theaudience and whether these techniques are effective. Communicationtechniques include the use of language, diagrams or images, colour and layout.More information related to this assessment task and a criteria sheet will be availablefor all students to access on the course Moodle site.Assessment Due Date Week 6 (13?2013) 06:00 AESTReturn Date to Students Assignments will be returned within 10 working days in most cases.Weighting 30%Assessment Criteria This assessment task relates to the general assessment criteria below:Written argumentUse of sources to support argumentStructureWriting standardReferencingReferencing Style Harvard (author-date)Submission OnlineSubmit to be marked via the course Moodle site.>>>>Learning Outcomes Assessed 1. Discuss general communication concepts.2. Discuss the relationship between communication and technology in professionalcontexts, including information management and knowledge transfer.3. Discuss ethical use and dissemination of information in a professional context.Graduate Attributes 1. Communication3. Critical Thinking4. Information Literacy7. Cross Cultural CompetenceWRITTEN ASSESSMENTAssessment Title Course engagementTask Description Students are expected to engage with the course material, staff and fellow students.Participating regularly via the discussion forum or in class encourages reflection andengagement with the course and can result in a better overall course experience. Thistask specifically requires:Distance students to write FIVE (you may write more) responses (100 minimum to 500maximum words each response) and post these to the course engagement discussionforum on the course website. Each post will respond to one of the reflection exerciseswithin the weekly lessons on the course website, or to some aspect of the weeklylessons, or to the textbook readings. Alternatively, you may respond to what otherstudents have written. The first post should be submitted by week 3 and the other poststhroughout the term. The course coordinator will access the discussion forum twice aweek and respond when necessary.Internal students to write FIVE (you may write more) responses (100 minimum to 500maximum words each response). Each response will be to one of the reflectionexercises within the weekly lessons on the course website, or to some aspect of theweekly lessons, or to the textbook readings. These responses should be read anddiscussed in class. The first response should be completed by week 3 and otherresponses throughout the term.For both distance and internal students, in week 10 collect the FIVE responses (or yourbest five if you have written more), include a reference list of sources cited in theresponses and submit online.Assessment Due Date Week 10 (17?2014) 06:00 AESTPosts and responses throughout the term. Final submission Week 10 Friday06:00 PM AEST.Return Date to Students Assignments will be returned within 10 working days in most cases.Weighting 20%Assessment Criteria This assessment task relates to the general assessment criteria below:Writing standardWriting structureQuantitative contributionResearch and referencing (where relevant)Link between response, exercise and key conceptsReferencing Style Harvard (author-date)Submission OnlineSubmit to be marked via the course Moodle site.Learning Outcomes Assessed 1. Discuss general communication concepts.2. Discuss the relationship between communication and technology in professionalcontexts, including information management and knowledge transfer.3. Discuss ethical use and dissemination of information in a professional context.Graduate Attributes 1. Communication2. Problem Solving4. Information Literacy8. Ethical practicePRESENTATION AND WRITTEN ASSESSMENTAssessment Title Group report and oral presentationTask Description Written report ? 1,500-2,000 words (40%)Oral presentation ? five (5) minutes (10%)This task involves writing a report based on a workplace scenario, and an oralpresentation based on the report findings. Students will be formed into groups of two forthis task. Internal students will be put into groups by the local lecturers. Internal studentsare required to arrange meeting times to complete this task. Distance students will beput into groups by the course coordinator by the end of week 6. Distance studentsshould maintain regular contact with the course Moodle site. A discussion forum foreach distance group will be made available on the course website. Alternatively, contactcan be arranged via email, telephone, Skype or MSN Messenger.The written report is required to be worked on and submitted as a group for both internaland distance students.>>>>Internal students will deliver their oral presentation in class. Distance students caneither submit a recording of their presentation to the Moodle site or the presentation canbe delivered via Blackboard Collaborate. Distance students need to contact the coursecoordinator if there are any technical issue. They also have the option of doing the oralpresentation on an individual basis rather than as a group.The scenario details can be found on the course Moodle site. Other information relatedto this assessment task and a criteria sheet will also be available for all students toaccess on the course Moodle site.Assessment Due Date Week 12 (31?2014) 06:00 AESTReturn Date to Students Assignments will be returned within 10 working days in most cases.Weighting 50%Assessment Criteria This assessment task relates to the general assessment criteria below:Written reportReport structureUse of identifiable strategyWritten argumentWriting standardResearch and referencingOral PresentationContent (relevance; organisation ? introduction, body, conclusion; clarity ofideas)Presentation (manner ? nonverbal communication; voice; language; use ofaudio/visual aids)General (understanding of audience; timing; effective use of the oralpresentation medium)Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)Submission OnlineReports to be marked via the course Moodle site. Internal oral presentations to bemarked in class. Distance oral presentations to be marked via the course Moodle site orduring Blackboard Collaborate session/s.Learning Outcomes Assessed 1. Discuss general communication concepts.2. Discuss the relationship between communication and technology in professionalcontexts, including information management and knowledge transfer.3. Discuss ethical use and dissemination of information in a professional context.Graduate Attributes 1. Communication2. Problem Solving3. Critical Thinking4. Information Literacy5. Team Work>>>>

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