Quiz 1: Integrity Module Mastery Quiz (0%)
Integrity Model and proper referencing: Integrity Module (which you will need to complete to have full access to the rest of the course) and associated resources are available on the course iLearn. You will have to register for the Integrity module using your Student ID. Five topics are covered: what is academic integrity, acting with integrity, responsibility and rights, library searches, communication skills, referencing and plagiarism, and online exam (quizzes) and academic integrity. Therefore, Quiz 1 actually the integrity module quiz, so it is recommended that you go through and the entire module before attempting the quiz. The information provided in this module is necessary for all assessments in this unit.
It is recommended you complete this as soon as logging into the course, or by 13/8/21 – the day before your first assessment it due.
Proper referencing: Note we will be using Harvard Style referencing, please familiarise you self with it as it will be what we expect you to use in assessments. The library has a great information on it: https://libguides.mq.edu.au/referencing/Harvard
Science Literacy assessment (5% each topic, 20% total, 4 due dates)
Science Literacy assessments: These four short assignments will help you understand what makes a good scientific source, the importance of good background and methods information, and how to interpret data output from experiments. These assessments will help you do your poster assessment. Assessments will be completed online in a quiz like environment with no time limit. Some work will need to be done outside of iLearn (e.g. looking at websites or using excel) will be required.
Quizzes 2-11 (5% each topic, 50% total)
Weekly online quizzes: 25-min quizzes compiled of ~20 questions (23 marks; ~1 minute per question) and completed in iLearn. The time is short, and you only have one attempt as these quizzes are designed to be taken as closed note, i.e. you have studied and know the information before beginning the quiz. A variety of question types are included, including multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and matching. Quizzes test your knowledge of the content from the corresponding lectures and linked reading assignments. These quizzes will become available no later than the Friday after the associated lectures are completed (with exception of quiz 7 which will become available after due date for 2-6 has passed).
Quizzes 2-6 are due by the first Sunday of Mid-semester break – 19/9/21. Quizzes 7-11 are due by first Sunday after Exams start – 14/11/21. We strongly suggest that you do the quizzes each week rather than waiting until mid-break or the end of semester. It also is easier to do them when information is fresh.
Scientific poster assessment – this will account for 30% of your total grade and has three parts to it:
PART 1 - PRACTICE POSTER REVIEW (0%):
In WORKSHOP you will be provided with three online example posters that require assessment in week 10 – 15/10/21. You must do them before you can submit your own poster to Workshop for Peer Review, but it is SUGGESTED you do this in advance of making/submitting your own poster so you can see what makes a good poster!
PART 2 – POSTER ASSESSMENT (25%):
Based on a real data set (provided in iLearn), the idea is to take on the role of the researcher and present the research findings as if they are your own. More detailed instructions will be provided in iLearn. Various resources to help you are available on iLearn under ‘Poster Assessment’.
A poster communicating your research findings is due the first day of week 11 – 18/10/21. Submission is online via the Poster assessment links in TurnItIn AND Workshop. The poster should be created in PowerPoint, Keynote or Open Office only, and then converted to a pdf for online submission via TurnItIn AND Workshop. 20% of your mark comes markers marking your TurnItIn poster, and 5% comes from your peers making it in Workshop (see below). There is no in-person presentation of the poster, just online submission.
POSTERS MUST BE TURNED IN TO TURNITIN AND WORKSHOP ON DUE DATE TO AVOID LATE PENALTIES.
*** As this course has no final exam, the mark for this assessment will be release with your final grades. ***
PART 3 – PEER REVIEW MARKING (5%)
You will be randomly allocated five posters from your peers, and will be required to evaluate them online in iLearn by last day of class in week 13 – due 5/11/21. This assignment and ability to mark will open approximately one week after poster submission to allow for approved late submissions. Your ability to mark appropriately (compared to other students and the convener) will be graded. Detailed instructions are provided in iLearn. You should also re-read the ‘poster summary’ in iLearn before reviewing (see ‘Poster Creation’ section in iLearn).
In order for your poster to be marked by your peers, you will need to submit it via the peer review assessment workshop link in iLearn. Again, please do this by the first day of week 11 – 18/10/21 (i.e. you will submit your poster to WORKSHOP AND TURNITIN). You will be provided with three online example posters that require assessment before you submit your own poster (complete by end of week 10 – 15/10/21) – this is to give you experience in peer review and to give you ideas for your own poster. You must complete the practice reviews before you can submit your poster to workshop!
Final exam: There is no final exam!
ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION DETAILS
Science literacy: Assessments will be completed online in a quiz like environment with no time limit. Some work will need to be done outside of iLearn (e.g. looking at websites or using excel) will be required, but no separate documents will need to be submitted.
Poster assessment: You should submit your poster as a PDF file only to the poster assessment link. The text included in your poster PDF is submitted to turnitin.com to check for plagiarism, so your original poster file must be created in PowerPoint, Keynote or Open Office only so that the text can be read by TurnItIn. Posters created in graphics-based programs like Photoshop and Illustrator will not be accepted by TurnItIn as they make words images. More specific instructions on how to submit TurnItIn assessments are found in the Poster Assessment section in iLearn under the ‘poster submission’ subheading. If the entire document cannot be assessed for plagiarism by TurnItIn you will lose 25% off mark, if parts of the document cannot be assessed for plagiarism you will lose 10% off your mark. Posters with high plagiarism scores will be submitted for review by the university’s Faculty Disciplinary Committee as outlined in Academic Integrity Module.
General instructions on how to submit assessments in iLearn are provided online at ‘iLearn help guides’.
Peer review: First, before you submit your poster you should mark the three practice posters in the peer review link (scroll down to the bottom of the page when you enter workshop). We suggest you do this well before the due date so that you can get some ideas for your own poster. Second, you should submit your completed poster PDF to the peer review. The poster PDF submitted to the peer review link will then be randomly allocated and marked by your peers. Instructions on how to submit via the peer review link are found in iLearn under the ‘peer review’ subheading. Third, log back in and complete peer review of 5 of your fellow student’s poster.
EXTENSIONS AND LATE SUBMISSIONS PENALTIES:
Assessments submitted after the due date and without an approved Special Consideration will be penalized 10% of the mark allocated for the assessment per day late. For example, if the assessment carries a value of 25% of the total unit grade and an initial score of 20/25 (80%) is achieved but has been submitted one day late, 10% of the initial possible mark (i.e. 25*10% = 2.5 points) will be subtracted from the initial score (i.e. 20-2.5 = 17.5 out of 25 = 70%).
All applications for extensions of deadlines with out penalty must be submitted to via the University’s special considerations form (see details and form link below). All applications for special consideration or extension must be sought before the due date unless this is absolutely impossible (in which case you have 5 days from the due date).
All written work must be in the student's own words. Assessments submitted via Turnitin will be subjected to plagiarism detection. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Penalties for plagiarism range from loss of marks to awarding a zero, depending upon the level of plagiarism, and will be reported to the Faculty Disciplinary Committee.
The Special Consideration policy, is appended to the unit guide, along with other policies: https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration
The form: https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration
ASSIGNMENT MARKS AND FEEDBACK:
Marks for each assessment can be found in the iLearn grade book (click on the Tools tab at the top of screen, and then on Grades).
Science literacy: Feedback will be provided online after completion date.
Poster: Feedback for the poster will be provided online via GradeMark – click on the ‘Poster assessment’ link to view. Instructions on how to view feedback and grades are found in iLearn under the ‘poster marks/comments’ subheading.
Quizzes: Quizzes are to be treated as exams, therefore direct feedback will not be provided. However, I am happy to review quizzes with you after you complete it. Marks will be available in the grade book after you finish each quiz.