Network Design (Research)Value:5%Due date:30-Apr-2018Return date:-Length: XXXXXXXXXXwordsSubmission method optionsInteract2 Discussion Board
In this assessment, you are required to read Assessment 4 (Research Network Design) and research a range of options/methods that can be used for network designing in Assessment 4. Based on your research you are required to post your views on pros and cons of each available option for the completion of Assessment 4 and select an option that you will use to complete that assessment.
In your post you must also justify the reasons behind your selection. Your post will be marked on:
- Expressing your professional viewpoint on the topic.
- Justifying your viewpoint with valid and credible evidence.
You arealsorequired to provide constructive comments on at least one other student's post.The final marks for this assessment will be provided along with Assessment 4.
This assessment has been designed to assist students with the completion of the 4th assessment task "Research Network Design" by researching the various available tools/methods.
Regular posting also opens peer to peer learning opportunities that will also prove to be helpful for problem solving some of the upcoming tasks that students will encounter later in this subject. This assessment item aims to assess the following learning objectives of this subject:
- be able to explain how data flows through the internet;
- be able to ascertain and evaluate selection of applications and protocols for transferring data across the internet; and
- be able to discuss the evolution and ongoing change of the internet.
The written responses for each topic will be reviewed and assessed by the Subject Coordinator.
Students will be evaluated on:
- Understanding of the topic
- Use of credible supporting evidence
- Written expression
- Constructive engagement in conversations to build learning community.
100% - 85%
84% - 75%
74% - 65%
64% - 50%
49% - 0
|Understanding of content and use of evidence (2 Marks)|
Content of post is correct and integrates information from modules, readings, and several other credible and high quality sources that you have found yourself.
Content of post is correct and integrates information from modules, readings, and several other credible sources that you have found yourself.
Content of post is correct and integrates information from modules, readings, and 1-3 other credible sources that you have found yourself.
|Content of post is correct, and uses information from the modules and readings.||Content of post is factually incorrect|
Content of post is unsupported by evidence
|Communication with peers (2 Marks)||Comments helped to clarify or synthesise other class members’ ideas and prompted further relevant discussion in 2 other students’ posts.||Comments helped to clarify or synthesise other class members’ ideas in 2 other students’ posts.||Comments added constructive feedback to 2 other students’ posts.||Made superficial comments that address the topic on 2 other students’ posts||Does not engage in discussion with other students.|
Language (1 Mark)
|APA in-text and end-of text referencing guidelines are error free and consistently applied.|
Post uses correct spelling, punctuation, and paragraphing with no errors.
|There are some minor errors in APA in-text and end-of text referencing.|
Post uses mostly correct spelling, punctuation, and paragraphing with only minor punctuation errors
|There are noticeable errors in APA in-text and end-of text referencing. Minor editing and revision is needed.|
Post uses mostly correct spelling, punctuation, and paragraphing with a few errors.
|Frequent and noticeable errors in both in-text and end of text referencing but the major identifiable information is present.|
Post uses correct spelling, punctuation, and paragraphing with some notable errors.
|APA referencing is absent or with multiple errors that make it difficult to identify the source.|
Post is poorly written and hard to understand.
The forum task has been created to encourage a constructive learning environment.
When commenting on each other’s forum posts, please make sure you are being relevant, constructive and polite. Your comments on each other’s posts should stay relevant to the topic and must not bejudgingthe other person’s ability and grasp of the subject matter. Please also refer to the marking criteria regarding comments as it may assist everyone to stay focused when commenting on each other’s posts.
Please also note that this assessment is asking for your reflections/thoughts and understanding of the topic. Therefore refrain from directly copying and pasting from other sources. I encourage wider reading to increase your knowledge base however proper referencing guidelines MUST be followed (please refer to the APA referencing guide in student resources) otherwise your work can be reported for plagiarism.
We have a very diverse learning group with students from different parts of the world, and it is important to respect that with such a diverse group, everyone’s ability to express themselves in written language can vary. Therefore it is important torespectdiversity and opinions different from yours, no matter where they come from. Let us all also be mindful that written communication can be easily misinterpreted, therefore please be careful and avoid using strong words so we don’t cause confusion and/or anxiety for our peers.