Your assessment in this course will be based on professional experience, three assignment submissions, and an online quiz. The major assignment has multiple parts. There is no examination.

1 Assignment 1: Project proposal 10 10 01 Apr 2015
2 Assignment 2: Flexible learning experience 30 30 06 May 2015
3 Learning Design Project 60 60 17 Jun 2015

Grading scale

Your grades will be awarded using the standard USQ grading scale.

Total marks< 5050 - 64.464.5 - 74.474.5 - 84.4>= 84.5

Submission of assessment items

Methods for submission may vary from one assessment item to the next. Instructions for submission are provided with the detailed description of each item. Online submissions do NOT require a cover sheet because the system stores all the necessary information and identifies your file.

You will be responsible for ensuring that each submission:

  1. is in the required format and appropriately named,
  2. includes all required components,
  3. demonstrates appropriate professional standards for presentation,
  4. is organized to facilitate marking that will achieve your best possible result, and
  5. is submitted by the due time in the required manner.

Assignment extension policy

If you become aware of any difficulty with meeting due dates for assessment in this course, you should contact the course examiner as soon as possible. Explain the nature of the difficulty and the length of the extension that you might require. In cases where there is reasonable justification supported by appropriate documentation it may be possible to approve a short extension.

Where a delay in submitting work for assessment might adversely affect other students, the length of any extension requested should be kept to the bare minimum required to complete the necessary work for submission.

Penalties may apply for assignments that are submitted late without an approved extension. See the course specification for details.

Academic writing standards

All work that you submit for assessment should meet reasonable expectations for academic writing. This includes appropriate English expression with careful attention to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation, and appropriate acknowledgement of sources using APA guidelines for citation and references where appropriate.

Marks (up to 20% of total available for an item) may be deducted for failure to meet appropriately professional standards of presentation. Where submitted work is seriously deficient it may be returned for revision prior to marking. In such cases the maximum deduction will apply to the revised work.

For assistance with academic writing refer to the USQ Learning Centre which offers advice and support to students on campus and at a distance. For assistance with APA referencing refer to the USQ Library APA Referencing Guide.

You should be aware that the USQ Academic Integrity Policy and related procedures provide for significant penalties that apply to misconduct such as plagiarism.