Assessment 3 – INDIVIDUAL Blog and Learning Reflections (40% of final mark) This is an INDIVIDUAL assessment that consists of three components: 1. Blog detailing your weekly activities and learning (multi-media) 2. Reflective report, which details your learning journey and explicitly cross-references the blog (written 3. Self- and Peer-Assessment of groups from assessment 2 (online questionnaire)
Weekly blog: Blogs are a useful tool for yourself to keep track of activities you have carried out, as well as to nurture your writing and reflection skills. When published, blogs can also become powerful communication tools that enable you to share your experiences and learning with your stakeholders and the wider community. This assessment enables you to practice your practical blogging skills. For this assessment, you are required to regularly record your weekly activities in the form of a blog. Blog entries need to be time stamped and demonstrate regular engagement with the Moodie blogging tool THROUGHOUT the term. Students who do not engage with the regular blogging activity and attempt to retrospectively write up their thoughts in one go at the end of term will lose out on important marks. Blog entries MUST NOT BE EDITED – if you wish to add or change something you wrote earlier, please write another entry instead of editing and outline what you would change. You should make sure your blog entries are reflective in nature, rather than merely describing the activities you have carried out — a template will be provided in Moodle to help you with this and on-campus students will be encouraged to use some of the class time to record their reflections. The fact that you are recording your activities and learning on a weekly basis helps you develop your group report (assessment 2), as well as the reflective report (assessment 3). You are strongly encouraged to add photographs, images, videos or other supporting material that may help you reflect. There is no prescribed maximum of entries or words per entry as experience showed that many students find this a useful learning exercise that they want to utilise to its full potential. However, the absolute minimum is 8 time-stamped entries spread across the term. It is best to write at least one entry per week and each entry should be no shorter than 150 words. The blog component of assessment 3 is part of the assessment requirements and markers will check it for completeness, suitability as a communication tool, and reference material for your reflective report. However, please note that you will not receive detailed written feedback about the blog content.
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