Analyse business opportunities in the digital games environment

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 ICAGAM529A, 'Analyse business opportunities in the digital games environment'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Books
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1. Describe the Australian digital games industry and development companies

1.1 Identify the large and small organisations in the Australian digital games industry

1.2 Identify recent projects undertaken by small and large organisations in the Australian digital games industry

1.3 Identify resources required for the production of a digital game in a small business environment

1.4 Describe the process of subcontracting various production elements to other small businesses

2. Describe the structure of a gamedevelopment team

2.1 Identify the roles of engineers, artists, game designers, producers and additional staff

2.2 Describe the skills required to occupy each role in a gamedevelopment team

2.3 Describe the interaction and collaboration between roles

3. Investigate the process of starting an independent game development business

3.1 Identify the major factors involved in starting a small business in the digital games industry

3.2 Identify the legal requirements and financial management of operating a small business

3.3 Identify the legal protection of the small business operator and the dissolution procedures for a small business

4. Evaluate the role of the Australian government and other organisations related to digital game production

4.1 Identify the role of theAustralian government and other organisations affecting the digital games industry

4.2 Identify the influence of the Australian government related to game production and marketing

4.3 Discuss the effect of rating standards on digital game production and marketing

5. Review copyright and intellectual property laws

5.1 Discuss copyright and intellectual property laws related to digital game development

5.2 Undertake a review of the current state of national and international copyright pertaining to digital game assets

5.3 Incorporate the conventions of copyright related to the production of a digital game project