We will use standards based assessment to reflect the level of performance students achieve in this unit. The standard levels (HD, D, CR, and P) summarize different levels of achievement in relation to learning outcomes (LO1-LO4) and are defined below.
Explain the main XML technologies such as: XML, XML Schema, XPath, XSLT, and XQuery.
Design and develop functional end-to-end applications that feature XML technologies.
Critically evaluate the most appropriate XML technologies for a range of applications.
Compare existing and assess emerging Semantic Web Technologies.
||Demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of XML technologies. Show deep insight into how these technologies depend on each other.
||Can design and implement XML-based applications that are fully compliant with a given specification. Show sophisticated programming skills and write excellent code documentation.
||Suggest the best combination of XML technologies for novel application scenarios. Provide convincing and creative arguments for the selection of these technologies.
||Outstanding Semantic Web survey. In-depth understanding and very clear presentation of this topic. Excellent writing skills with a highly realistic assessment of emerging technologies.
||Demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of XML technologies. Able to explain how these technologies depend on each other.
||Can design and implement XML-based applications that are compliant with a given specification. Show good programming skills and write good code documentation.
||Propose a good combination of XML technologies for novel application scenarios. Provide good arguments for the selection of these technologies.
||Good Semantic Web survey. Thorough understanding and clear presentation of the topic. Good writing skills with a realistic assessment of emerging technologies.
||Demonstrate satisfactory knowledge and understanding of XML technologies. Able to explain how these technologies depend on each other in most cases.
||Can design and implement XML-based applications that follow a given specification. Show sound programming skills and write understandable code documentation.
||Put forward a combination of XML technologies for novel application scenarios. Provide satisfactory arguments for the selection of these technologies.
||Satisfactory Semantic Web survey. Sound understanding and acceptable presentation of the topic. Sufficient writing skills with a mostly realistic assessment of emerging technologies.
||Demonstrate basic knowledge and underderstanding of XML technologies. Able to sketch how some of these technologies are used in isolation.
||Can design and implement XML-based applications that mostly follow a given specification. Show basic programming skills and write elementary code documentation.
||Communicate how standard XML technologies for novel application scenarios can be used. Provide basic arguments for the use of these technologies.
||Basic Semantic Web survey. Fundamental understanding and presentation of the topic. Basic level writing skills with unrealistic assessment of emerging technologies.
Your final grade will depend on your performance in each part separately. In order, to pass the unit you must:
- gain more than 50% of the total marks of the unit and more than 45% in the final examination;
- submit a reasonable attempt to both assignments;
- submit a reasonable attempt to at least three practical tasks.
All assignments and submissions to practical tasks should be handed in via iLearn by the time stated in the relevant specification.
If you cannot submit on time because of illness or other circumstances, please contact the lecturer before the due date, otherwise we cannot accept your submission.
The following grade descriptors are used that provide university-wide standards for awarding final grades.
High Distinction Provides consistent evidence of deep and critical understanding in relation to the learning outcomes. There is substantial originality and insight in identifying, generating and communicating competing arguments, perspectives or problem solving approaches; critical evaluation of problems, their solutions and their implications; creativity in application as appropriate to the discipline.
Distinction Provides evidence of integration and evaluation of critical ideas, principles and theories, distinctive insight and ability in applying relevant skills and concepts in relation to learning outcomes. There is demonstration of frequent originality in defining and analysing issues or problems and providing solutions; and the use of means of communication appropriate to the discipline and the audience.
Credit Provides evidence of learning that goes beyond replication of content knowledge or skills relevant to the learning outcomes. There is demonstration of substantial understanding of fundamental concepts in the field of study and the ability to apply these concepts in a variety of contexts; convincing argumentation with appropriate coherent justification; communication of ideas fluently and clearly in terms of the conventions of the discipline.
Pass Provides sufficient evidence of the achievement of learning outcomes. There is demonstration of understanding and application of fundamental concepts of the field of study; routine argumentation with acceptable justification; communication of information and ideas adequately in terms of the conventions of the discipline. The learning attainment is considered satisfactory or adequate or competent or capable in relation to the specified outcomes.
Fail Does not provide evidence of attainment of learning outcomes. There is missing or partial or superficial or faulty understanding and application of the fundamental concepts in the field of study; missing, undeveloped, inappropriate or confusing argumentation; incomplete, confusing or lacking communication of ideas in ways that give little attention to the conventions of the discipline.