Weighting table

Each task contributes to the calculation of the final grade according to the following proportional weightings.

Task Weighting
Task 1: Develop a positive online identity appropriate for a professional or formal learning community 45%
Task 2: Review a digital online tool, including considerations for security, privacy and learning in a digital age 20%
Task 3: Produce an editorial documenting a contemporary societal issue on the internet and its implications for interpersonal communications 20%
Task 4: Assess your learning as a reflective digital online learner 15%
Total 100%

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Task 1: Develop a positive online identity appropriate for a professional or formal learning community

(Weighting 45%)

Criterion Achieved
10 – 9
Achieved
8-7
Achieved
6-5
Not achieved
4-0
Review digital footprint and provide evidence of a positive online identity appropriate for a digital citizen within a formal learning or professional context. In addition to the requirements for 8-7 the applicant’s digital identity demonstrates:

  • A thorough review of their former digital footprint and judicious selection of annotated examples demonstrating improvement in digital identity.
  • An appropriate balance between creativity and professionalism.
  • An exemplary profile worthy of sharing as an example for future learners.
  • Interconnectedness among different online profiles and identities providing clear and appropriate distinctions among personal and professional personas.
In addition to the requirements for 6-5, the applicant must provide the following evidence:

  • A professionally styled layout of the profile pages utilising formatting features and limitations of the respective web site including, for example, choice of appropriate image photo / avatar, text formatting, hyperlinks to relevant social media accounts with appropriate disclaimers on the respective social media accounts regarding the distinction between personal and professional personas etc.
  • Annotated examples of digital identity from a minimum of five (5) different platforms.
  • Summary reflection of digital footprint audit to inform the development of a positive online identity references a minimum of five (5) key findings from the audit.
The applicant provides an holistic definition of digital citizenship derived from the literature (appropriately referenced) that encompasses multiple dimensions (approximately 150 words). The applicant provides a valid description of what digital citizenship means for their formal learning context (about 30 words).

The applicant provides valid links to two (2) self-published pages that provide profile information appropriate for the medium and suitable for the target audience (i.e. a formal learning community or professional context) with evidence showing clear separation between personal versus professional or formal learning personas. The applicant includes a short summary providing justifications how privacy and security related issues were considered before publishing personal information online. The applicant provides five (5) annotated examples from a minimum of three (3) different online platforms demonstrating the development of a positive digital online identity. The applicant must provide a valid reason explaining how the examples contribute to a positive digital identity and may reference how the examples demonstrate best practice for online privacy and security.

The applicant provides a short summary reflection (about 200 words) providing evidence of how their digital footprint audit has contributed to the development of their online identity by referencing three (3) key findings from the audit and how they have used this information to improve their identity.

The applicant does not provide a valid url link to two public profile pages and/or doesn’t provide sufficient evidence of a positive online identity suitable for a formal learning or professional context.

Task 2: Review a digital online tool, including considerations for security, privacy and learning in a digital age

(Weighting 20%)

Criterion Achieved
10 – 9
Achieved
8-7
Achieved
6-5
Not achieved
4-0
Publish a product review for a software as a service (SaaS) online tool and contribute to developing online identity. The applicant has published an exemplary product review covering all requirements for 8-7 and including a compelling thesis statement to gain the reader’s attention and a thorough and objective analysis supporting the review. The review is worthy of publication in a commercial publication. In addition to the requirements for 6-5, the product review is comprehensive and complies with best practice for reviews by providing evidence of:

  • A thesis statement to gain the reader’s attention
  • Using the product in an authentic contextA logical presentation structure, eg. Introduction, description of the product, body and concluding evaluation linked to the intended purpose of the application.
  • Objective and balanced review documenting both strengths and weakness for each of the components (i.e. business context, terms of service and fitness for purpose).
The applicant provides a valid url link to their product review of a SaaS tool on their blog (450 – 600 words)

The review demonstrates an objective analysis of: the business context, terms of service; and an evaluation whether the tool is fit for the applicant’s stated purpose. The review must include a minimum of three (3) in-text hyperlinks and supporting references from a minimum of two (2) credible sources using the APA format where appropriate with only a few minor APA style errors.

The applicant’s product review must demonstrate a positive contribution to a reputable online identity commensurate with the expectations of a responsible digital citizen justifying assertions with verifiable, credible and objective evidence. The review is adequate and has identified key considerations relating to the business context and terms of service.

The applicant may provide a disclaimer or disclosure if they have any association with the company or tool.

The applicant does not provide a valid url link to the product review published online and/or does not meet the minimum task specifications for the SaaS tool review.

Task 3: Produce an editorial documenting a contemporary societal issue on the internet and its implications for interpersonal communications

(Weighting 20%)

Criterion Achieved
10 – 9
Achieved
8-7
Achieved
6-5
Not Achieved
4-0
Publish an editorial as a personal blog post analysing a societal issues or problematic behaviour associated with the Internet and reference implications for interpersonal communications and digital citizenship. In addition to the requirements for 8-7, the applicant has published an exemplary editorial of professional standard which has attracted a few public comments.

  • Includes representative image/s that are openly licenced or dedicated to the public domain adhering to copyright conventions and best practices for attribution.
In addition to the requirements for 6-5. the applicant publishes an editorial that:

  • Is consistent with the selected editorial genre.
  • Incorporates relevant hyperlinks.
  • Cites a minimum of six (6) relevant and credible resources.
  • May include a representative image adhering to copyright conventions.
  • Is well structured with a discernible introduction, body, section for implications and conclusion.Does not have spelling errors and has correctly applied the APA reference style.
  • Contains a minimum of four (4) relevant implications for interpersonal communication or digital citizenship.
The applicant must prepare an editorial (about 400 – 500 words) published online as a blog post and may select any societal issue or problematic behaviour associated with the Internet (e.g. Net neutrality, online impersonation, internet trolling, online harassment, psychological issues, digital redlining, equity and inclusion, cyberchondria, surveillance capitalism etc.)

The blog post should demonstrate an editorial genre (e.g. explanation, criticism, persuasion or praise) but occasional statements are not consistent with the main genre.

The applicant must summarise the key characteristics of the societal issue or problematic behaviour providing evidence of analysis based on a minimum of four (4) relevant and credible resources, appropriately cited using the APA style with only a few minor APA style errors. The post must reference a minimum of two (2) relevant implications for interpersonal communication or digital citizenship. The post may include a few spelling or grammatical errors.

The applicant does not provide a valid url link to the public blog post and/or has not met the minimum task specification requirements.

Task 4: Assess your learning as a reflective digital online learner

Weighting: 15%

Criterion Achieved
10 – 9
Achieved
8-7
Achieved
6-5
Not achieved
4-0

Evaluate your learning as a reflective practitioner

In addition to the requirements for 8-7, the reflection submitted is exemplary, and incorporates planning for how the current learning experience will inform learning in the future.

The applicant clearly identifies what they have learned and how they have learned it with clear examples to illustrate connections between prior experience and new learning. The reflection is structured under relevant subheadings.

The applicant provides a short reflection illustrating examples of what they learned about digital literacies for online learning. The reflection provides adequate evidence of personal learning, that is, learning acquired through participation in this Edubit but does not establish appropriate connections between experience (what the learner already knew) and new learning and/or reflect on how new knowledge or competencies were acquired. The reflection is not structured under appropriate subheadings.

The applicant is unable to provide evidence of learning using reflective learning techniques. There is no connection between experience and new learning or the reflection does not relate to digital literacies for online learning.