Calendars:Networked Media Calendar/Networked Media Calendar/23-06-2020 -Event 5

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XPUB2: Final Assessment with Amy, Aymeric Mansoux, Michael Murtaugh, Steve Rushton and Marina Otero Vezierin platform and schedule to follow

  • Please upload your XPUB1&2 presentation text, graduation project documentation and thesis here at the latest Friday 19 @ June 23:55:

  • ++++++=== as taken from the Curriculum_adaptations_in_relation_to_COVID-19-V1.0_XPUB docuementto the Handbook 2020 -2021

All the integrated assessments, both formative and summative, involve a formal presentation to a panel of tutors across both the specialisations of the course and chaired by the course director. This allows a check that there is a consensus across the department as to the level of achievement of each student and acts as a check on the individual tutors marking the summative assessments. The overall process has been unchanged; however, some aspects of what material is assessed and how it will be assessed have been modified: • The final assessment will be done online via a video chat. • In agreement with the second years students, the final assessment date was shifted from 16 July to 23 July. • The delivery of material for the archive, and for the reviewing by the external examiner, has been delayed as much as possible to maximize the amount of time you have left to work on graduation work. • As usual, it is expected to have an overall presentation of the your work and research throughout the two years in the programme, namely: 1. your individual contribution to the special issues, 2. your development of writing practice, 3. your development of prototyping practice, 4. your thesis (a brief overview for context, as this is assessed separately in more depth), and 5. your final work and research in the second year. However, due to the current situation that has significantly impaired the material means to produce the final work and possibly affected its associated research, we offer three options to present and discuss 5. and as consequence how it will affect your final work and research started in Year 2 of the programme:

  • Option 1: the work and research were unaffected, or barely affected by the situation, it is therefore presented and made available in the same conditions as originally

planned. For instance: the work exists as a digital object, and was meant to be published online since the beginning.

  • Option 2: the work and research were partly affected by the situation; it was therefore necessary to adapt it into a more suitable format and possibly change plans to replace some components with more suitable ones. For instance: a part of the work involved IRL access and participation to communities and locations that are now closed or for which the 1.5m rules makes it impossible. However other aspects of the work have been unchanged and unaffected.
  • Option 3: the work and research were fully affected by the situation; simply put it’s not possible to finalize the work and research. As a result, what is presented are: the concept, the process, the thorough documentation of sketches and prototypes, and possible future developments. For instance: the final work solely relies on IRL participation and activities and there is absolutely no possibility to adapt it without making the whole project meaningless or irrelevant.

It is important that during the assessment you explicitly announce which strategy you chose, and briefly support the reasoning behind such choice. Do not make this choice on your own! It is important that this decision is made and approved in discussion with the two dedicated tutors who are supervising your final work and can provide supplementary insight on such decision during the jury deliberation, if others has raising concerns or issues.

  • ++++++++ taken from the XPUB Handbook 2019-2020, pages 28 - 29

1.1.7 Integrated Summative Assessment: Graduate Project/Thesis (Trimester 6)

    • The third and final integrated assessment is held at the end of trimester 6. At this juncture students are expected to prepare and deliver a formal presentation of their finished Graduation Project and related graduation thesis. Passing this integrated formative assessment allows the ECTS for fifth and sixth terms to be awarded.
    • The Graduation Project should demonstrate the insights and experiences gained throughout the program and to translate their implications into individual work and working methods. In this process, students are expected to be able to not only produce new work, but also to develop a strong sense of the criteria that are crucial for the evaluation and development of their own creative work.

Assessment Criteria for a Graduation Project

    • The graduation project should result in a presentation of new work, that combined with the thesis demonstrates the student’s attainment of the agreed learning outcomes (as laid out in the Course handbook Section 3.2 ). In this way the programmes’ agreed Final Competencies from the basis of the Assessment Criteria for a Graduation Project at a Master level.
  • 1. Creative ability: They have developed the independent learning ability required to create innovative, challenging, significant, and coherent projects that are based on clearly articulated approaches and intention.
  • 2. Capacity to conduct self-directed research: They can identify relevant subject matter, questions, and formulate distinct areas of research.
  • 3. Research methodologies: They can harness skills of research, analysis and synthesis to the development of creative projects.
  • 4. Technical fluency: They can demonstrate an analytical grasp of the underlying technical and conceptual principles of practices relevant to their field and work.
  • 5. Organisational skills: They have the capacity to design, manage and execute effectively, complex and creative projects on their own or in collaboration with others, which bring together original combinations of media forms.
  • 6. Capacity for innovation: They have developed flexible work practices that can be employed in a wide variety of production contexts and have the technical conceptual skills for dealing with new forms and unforeseen challenges.
  • 7. Critical reflection and awareness of context: They can critically reflect on relevant issues related to a larger social context and make informed decisions about the positioning of their work and methods of production. This critical reflection should be expressed through both practice, and verbal analysis of intention: reflections on process and creative output.
  • 8. Communication skills: They can communicate their intention, context, process, and perceived results– with clear written and oral descriptions to both experts and general audiences.

6 Assessment Procedure 6.1 Integrated Assessments:

    • As described above, all the integrated assessments, both formative and summative, involve a formal presentation to a panel of tutors across both the specialisations of the course and chaired by the Course Director. This allows a check that there is a consensus across the department as to the level of achievement of each student and acts as a check on the individual tutors marking the summative assessments.

Prior to the assessment process you must archive documentation and elements of the work and research you wish to submit for examination. We will not pass people who have not delivered appropriate documentation of their work on time. See for archiving instructions.