Manage an information architecture project

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 ICAICT711A, 'Manage an information architecture project'.
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. Define content needs

1.1 Identify strategic intent of website or system from business requirements and client expectations

1.2 Provide direction to develop information requirements based on the business and client requirements

1.3 Identify required information and group into business schemes related to the business structure

1.4 Direct determination of content requirements for each process

2. Contribute to description of system and transmission media

2.1 Consult with network and system specialists

2.2 Analyse features of physical environment to interface information system architecture

2.3 Estimate traffic content and volumes based on business requirements

3. Supervise development of content structure and navigation plan

3.1 Cluster information in related topics

3.2 Ensure that information hierarchy is in a valid sequence

3.3 Provide direction for clear, valid and intuitive labelling

3.4 Review and commit to feasibility of architecture design

3.5 Develop acceptance criteria

4. Implement navigation system development

4.1 Coordinate fit of navigational systems with business requirements

4.2 Supervise development of navigational search subsystems

4.3 Lead development of consistent and logical labelling systems

5. Finalise testing and accept information architecture model

5.1 Lead construction of information architecture prototype

5.2 Ensure a broad sample of business clients are engaged

5.3 Ensure site content meets business needs

5.4 Lead testing of information architecture prototype to test that it operates on chosen system and transmission media

5.5 Supervise user-acceptance test