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 ICTICT811, '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



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

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

1. Define the content needs

1.1 Research the strategic intent of the website, or system, from the business requirements and client expectations

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

1.3 Synthesise the required information, and group it into business schemes related to the business structure

1.4 Direct the determination of content requirements for each process

2. Contribute to the description of the system and transmission media

2.1 Consult with network and system specialists

2.2 Critically analyse the features of the physical environment, to interface with the information system architecture

2.3 Estimate the traffic content and volumes, based on the business requirements

3. Supervise the development of content structure and navigation plan

3.1 Organise the information into related topics

3.2 Ensure that the information hierarchy is in a valid sequence

3.3 Provide direction for clear, valid and intuitive labelling

3.4 Review and commit to the feasibility of architecture design

3.5 Develop the acceptance criteria

4. Implement the navigation system development

4.1 Coordinate the fit of navigational systems with the business requirements

4.2 Supervise the development of navigational search subsystems

4.3 Lead the development of consistent, and logical, labelling systems

5. Finalise the testing and accept the information architecture model

5.1 Lead the construction of an information architecture prototype

5.2 Ensure that a broad sample of business clients are engaged

5.3 Ensure that the site content meets the business needs

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

5.5 Supervise the user-acceptance test