Prepare audio assets

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUASOU304, 'Prepare audio assets'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
Reference books for 'Prepare audio assets' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)


Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Identify audio assets

1.1 Obtain analogue or digital sources of audio and identify the source file formats

1.2 Clarify output purpose, destination and platform

1.3 Discuss with relevant personnel the required output file format and audio codecs for specified bandwidths

1.4 Discuss with relevant personnel the appropriate audio encoding software

2. Prepare audio assets

2.1 Open appropriate audio encoding software and load audio file

2.2 Eliminate or treat defects on sound recordings

2.3 Equalise sound output levels where necessary

2.4 Check duration and quality of audio sequences meet production requirements, and adjust if necessary

2.5 Determine and apply appropriate audio codecs

2.6 Batch optimise audio files where possible

2.7 Save files in appropriate output file format using standard industry or enterprise naming conventions

2.8 Follow safe ergonomic practices when using screens and keyboards for long periods of time

3. Package audio assets

3.1 Assign metadata tags if required

3.2 Group files logically in folder system using standard industry or enterprise naming conventions

3.3 Archive and store in share drive or repository for production team access