Required and recommended texts
Weekly reading material will be provided in the iLearn site. It is very important that you complete the readings and reading questions before coming to your tutorial class each week.
Information about the unit and iLearn site
This unit has a full web presence through iLearn.
Students will need regular access to a computer and the Internet to complete this unit.
All assessments tasks have a specific set of Learning Outcomes and an assessment criteria and rubric. The assessment criteria and rubric can be viewed in iLearn.
Weekly access to iLearn is compulsory for all students. Important assessment information will be posted here, as will other relevant unit notices and materials, including reading questions and a guide to each lecture.
Various activities and materials for discussion and critical reflection are included and online (or infrequent mode) students especially are encouraged to use this web component. Electronic links and suggested references will be included in the iLearn site. Please check the iLearn unit regularly.
Weekly lectures are available on the web through the ECHO360 lecture tool. Some lectures may be delivered 'as live' online lectures during the weekly time and some may be pre-recorded and available in ECHO in advance. If the lecture is 'live' you can listen live and participate in any activities.
Weekly tutorials are available in face-to-face classes or online via Zoom. One online Zoom tutorial will be recorded each week and made available in the ECHO tool.
If you are enrolled in the Infrequent mode of study you must also participate in lectures by listening online. Attendance in online tutorials will be essential for completing your assessment tasks which require you to make a presentation with your peers and give a viva voce in the assigned weekly class times in Weeks 12 and 13. You will complete these participation tasks as online activities with further instructions provided in the iLearn site. You must also demonstrate your attendance and understanding of the tutorial content by making a post in the Weekly Discussion Forum.
PowerPoint slides of lecture and tutorial notes are available in iLearn in advance of the weekly classes.
Weeks 12 and 13
In week 12 and 13 all students will be placed in small groups to deliver your Task 3 Viva Voce presentation. This will include students in both Weekly and Infrequent modes.
Access and technical assistance
Information for students about access to the online component of this unit is available at https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/index.php. You will need to enter your student username and password.
Please do NOT contact the Unit Convenor regarding iLearn technical help.
No extensions will be given for any technical issues. Allow enough time for your submissions.
Assistance is available from IT Helpdesk ph: 1800 67 4357, or log a request at help.mq.edu.au. OneHelp is the online IT support service for both students and staff.
This unit requires students to use several ICT and software skills:
Internet access: The iLearn site contains materials for this unit; it is also required for the online submission of all Assessment Tasks, and for the use of Turnitin submission for ALL tasks.
Word processing, visual representations, and document formatting: You are required to use an appropriate form of software to present your assignments.
Uploading of assessment tasks to iLearn.
The unit comprises a one-hour lecture and a two-hour tutorial. In the tutorial students will present and discuss issues and questions arising from the lectures and prescribed readings. They are expected to base their arguments/discussions on evidence from the unit, published research and other relevant material.
Students are required to participate in small group activities, whole class presentations and discussion, to read the weekly material in advance, and may be asked to complete brief tasks either as individuals or in groups. The weekly program for the course with the accompanying readings/ preparation is available on the unit iLearn site.