Direct research and business response to new ICT technology

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 ICTICT807, 'Direct research and business response to new ICT technology'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Direct the initial research into new ICT

1.1 Establish and implement, procedures to identify new ICT that may support business innovation

1.2 Confirm the research purpose for the evaluation of new ICT, as it relates to possible business opportunities

1.3 Ensure that a structured research plan is prepared in line with the defined research purpose

1.4 Monitor the implementation of the structured research plan, to ensure that its outcomes meets the identified research purpose

1.5 Formulate a business case relating to the new ICT, including consideration of the organisational environment

1.6 Present a business case to the business stakeholders, so that the future business direction is established and agreed

2. Direct the evaluation of new ICT

2.1 Establish the evaluation criteria and methods of measurement

2.2 Ensure that suitable suppliers and vendors are appropriately evaluated, in order to provide credibility, quality and support for implementation

2.3 Oversee the preparation of a feasibility study report into the new ICT, ensuring that critical risks are identified

2.4 Ensure that the feasibility study of the new ICT is accurately presented to business stakeholders, so that the future business direction is established and agreed

3. Direct the proof of concept evaluation of new ICT

3.1 Ensure that the vendor's new ICT is legally acquired for a proof of concept evaluation of the new technology

3.2 Establish the project’s requirements, including deliverables, for a proof of concept (POC) evaluation of the new ICT

3.3 Endorse the project plan for POC evaluation

3.4 Monitor the implementation of the POC evaluation project, to ensure that project deliverables are met

4. Determine future business response to new ICT technology

4.1 Oversee the preparation of the evaluation report on the new ICT including the consequences of not implementing it

4.2 Ensure that the results of the new ICT evaluation are accurately presented to stakeholders, so that the future business response is established and agreed