Manage a software component reuse library

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 ICAPRG416A, 'Manage a software component reuse library'.
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. Specify components for reuse library

1.1 Determine component suitability for reuse by checking its quality and uses

1.2 Review the size and complexity of reuse components for generalisation and remove project-specific refinements

1.3 Evaluate components, including patterns, clusters and frameworks, and break down into smaller components for greater flexibility or use

1.4 Review components for duplication and remove duplicates

2. Document reuse library

2.1 Document components internally and externally to ensure efficient retrieval

2.2 Document public constants, data structures, component interfaces and limitations

2.3 Document possible relationships between data structures or objects

2.4 Provide example code, demonstrating the use of components within the documentation

2.5 Document development environment configuration

2.6 Provide simple test programs to prove the functionality of the library

3. Set up library structure

3.1 Classify data structures or objects in a consistent and logical manner

3.2 Ensure that library has a logical structure so that the user is aware of library contents and can understand the logic of how the functionality may be used by another developer

3.3 Develop the structure in a manner that avoids redundancy within the library

3.4 Configure development environment to automate build of reuse components and library

3.5 Take action to ensure interfaces to library components are consistent and abstracted

3.6 Add, update and remove reuse components as development is undertaken