Research visual communication history and theory

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 CUVGRD501A, 'Research visual communication history and theory'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Select focus for research

1.1 Select a focus for visual communication research based on specific needs and perspectives

1.2 Challenge own assumptions and preconceptions about the research process and potential information sources

1.3 Select relevant historical and contemporary sources for investigation

2. Conduct critical analysis

2.1 Identify and investigate issues and ideas in the development of visual communication

2.2 Evaluate ways in which meanings, messages and information are communicated in both a historical and contemporary content

2.3 Seek out and compare the critical views of others in chosen area of inquiry

2.4 Allow the process of analysis to take exploration of issues in new and potentially unintended directions

3. Present ideas about visual communication history and theory

3.1 Develop substantiated opinions and ideas about visual communication history and theory

3.2 Make informed contributions to professional discussions of visual communication practice as a result of research

3.3 Present ideas in writing with clarity and accuracy

4. Develop own practice from research

4.1 Determine potential for integration of research findings into own work

4.2 Relate visual communication history and theory to business practice considerations

4.3 Recognise connections and associations between history, theory and contemporary practice

4.4 Develop relevant ideas about how research impacts on own professional practice and its future direction