Week 10 : Presentations + Assignment Marking Criteria

Presentations

Task : Create a blog post ( or series of blog posts ) which covers the innovative online sound projects presented by the class. Include links to each project and a some writing about how the project answers some of the following questions :
– What is innovative about this project?
– How does this project harness the network? ( technically, economically, socially? )
– How does this project use the network to enhance research / collaboration / feedback / production / distribution?
– What sort of ideas for possible projects or processes does this trigger for you? ( Be as lateral as possible )

The Assignments

You will get marks for the first assignment emailed this week. Below is the marking criteria for Assignment 1 and 2. Keep these in mind when developing your project, and your final essay / journal.

Assignment 1 Audio-files and Production Logbook.
Each Student Must submit 3 audio and 3 Multimedia files that reflect your musical/creative interests. These files must be either audio or multimedia(video) and are media draft objects to be used in your final assignment (web presence).
Audio files can be formatted as mp3 or wav files. Video as mov .flv.mpg.avi. Flash animations.flv files. File are to be submitted on cd or dvd or published on blog. A internet published weblog Log Book of 1500 words must also be created and the URL submitted to the assessor.
* 1500 words in length
* Must include a description of musical concept for the work.
* Must Include a record of the software used in the production process.

Due: Week 5 Assessment weight 40%
Assignment 1 : /40
Criteria for Media Submitted ( /25 )
– correct URL submitted ( on time )
– correctly published formats ( eg mp3 for audio )
– good compression of media ( eg file sizes aren’t larger than they should be for the web )
– contextual information around published media
– recording levels / technical visual quality

Criteria for Weblog 1500 Words ( /15 )
– articulation of ideas about musical / artistic concept / production process
– correct referencing of ideas
– bibliography

Assignment 2 : /50
Students must create a multimedia presence on one of a variety of social networking websites.
These can include Last Fm/ Reverbnation/Myspace etc. Students must present a logbook that is 2000 words in length that includes:

A discussion of the production process from concept to prodction.
Rationale for the type of material included on the web site and why that site was selected.
Assignment to electronically submiited as a series of URLs and a word document.
Bibliography is not needed but if any websites or other sources are used, then the work must include a bibliography.

Criteria For Media Submitted ( /30 )
– correct URL submitted ( on time )
– correctly published formats ( eg mp3 for audio )
– good compression of media ( eg file sizes aren’t larger than they should be for the web )

– contextual information around published media

– integration of network information flows ( eg twitter feed, last.fm, flickr photos, facebook, myspace information, links and widgets, ways of encouraging people from different online communities to visitand return to your site. )

– recording levels / technical visual quality

Weblog 2000 words ( / 20 )

– articulation of ideas from concept to production.

– Explaining reasons behind choice of site, design choices, technical decisions
(( Note – with above two points, marks are given for what you are able to articulate, what you understand as important about the processes – so good marks can still be gained for a site you feel didn’t reach it’s full potential, if you are demonstrating that you understand the principles behind it. )

– evidence of research ( for production process, and to back up essay ideas )
– evaluating your aims : what worked well and what didn’t
– correct referencing of ideas
– bibliography

[[ The remaining 10% of your mark is based on tutorial participation – eg contributions made in class, attendance, feedback to others ]]

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One Response to “Week 10 : Presentations + Assignment Marking Criteria”

  1. andrewisrad Says:

    my essay and blog are at http://andrewisrad.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/my-essay-on-social-network-sites-and-this-very-blog/

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