Digital Technologies - annotated exemplars level 1 AS91072

Demonstrate understanding of basic concepts of digital media (1.42)

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Low Excellence

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Student 1 (PDF, 200KB)

For Excellence, the student is required to demonstrate comprehensive understanding of basic concepts of digital media. This involves:

  • discussing why the distinguishing characteristics of a digital media outcome support its communication purpose
  • discussing why software resources and techniques were used to create a digital media outcome, and how they affected its technical quality
  • explaining why ethical considerations were important in the creation of a digital media outcome.

The digital information outcome that the student researched and reported on was the Orokonui Ecosanctuary website. Comprehensive understanding was demonstrated, because the student begins to examine in detail, review and use supporting evidence to make judgements about the website (1) and how its communication purpose is supported.

The student has provided some comparison/contrast of the software resources and techniques that were used in the image editing (2), with some links to technical quality (3).

The student has given valid reasons for the importance of ethical considerations that relate to the website (4).

For a more secure Excellence, the student would need to compare the different distinguishing characteristics of this website, and their effect on the communication purpose. 

The discussion could provide different perspectives about how the technical quality is affected by the software resources and techniques used. For example, the student could explain how the use of different file types affects the technical quality. Additional ethical considerations that could be discussed might include cultural values and images of children.

High Merit

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Student 2 (PDF, 135KB)

For Merit, the student needs to demonstrate in-depth understanding of basic concepts of digital media. This involves:

  • describing how distinguishing characteristics of a digital media outcome support its communication purpose
  • explaining how the software resources and techniques used affect the technical quality of a digital media outcome
  • describing the importance of the ethical considerations applied in the creation of a digital media outcome.

The digital information outcome that the student researched and reported on was the Orokonui Ecosanctuary website. In-depth understanding was demonstrated by clearly describing how the website integrates digital media types and design elements (1).

The student has explained how the software and techniques have possibly affected the quality (2).

The student has described the importance of the ethical considerations, and applied these considerations in the creation of the website (3).

To reach an Excellence grade (demonstrating comprehensive understanding), the student would have needed to discuss and explain rather than describe and explain.

Low Merit

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Student 3 (PDF, 125KB)

For Merit, the student needs to demonstrate in-depth understanding of basic concepts of digital media. This involves:

  • describing how distinguishing characteristics of a digital media outcome support its communication purpose
  • explaining how the software resources and techniques used affect the technical quality of a digital media outcome
  • describing the importance of the ethical considerations applied in the creation of a digital media outcome.

The digital information outcome that the student researched and reported on was the Orokonui Ecosanctuary website. The student has demonstrated in-depth understanding by linking design elements and the integration of media types back to the communication purpose (1).

The student has begun to explain how the technical quality is affected by the software resources and techniques used, by explaining briefly some of the tools that have been used, and how that has affected the completed website (2).

The student has described the importance of ethical considerations by giving examples of good ethical practices (social implications and copyright) that were used in the website. These have been related to some real world practices (3).

For a more secure Merit, the student would need to provide an explanation with clear links, to show how the technical quality is affected by the software resources and techniques used. The student could have looked at wider ethical issues other than copyright, such as privacy and licensing.

High Achieved

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Student response

Student 4 (PDF, 194KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts of digital media. This involves:

  • identifying the digital media types in a digital media outcome
  • describing the software resources used to create a digital media outcome
  • describing the techniques used to create a digital media outcome
  • describing the design elements in a digital media outcome
  • describing the communication purpose of a digital media outcome
  • describing the ethical considerations related to a digital media outcome.

The digital information outcome that the student researched and reported on was the Orokonui Ecosanctuary website. Understanding is demonstrated by identifying the different media types (1).

The student has described the potential software used, and some of the software features that could have been used in producing the outcome, using a good level of detail in their descriptions (2).

The student has described some of the techniques that have been used to produce the outcome, looking at more than just the basic editing of images and web coding (3).

The student has described design elements by listing and providing notes about these elements (4).

The student has described the communication purpose, relating the website to its purpose (5).

The student has described the ethical considerations, identifying some of the issues and discussing how one issue has been addressed in the outcome (6).

To reach Merit, the student would need to explain how distinguishing characteristics support the communication purpose, how techniques and software affect the technical quality, and the importance of ethical issues.

Low Achieved

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Student response

Student 5 (PDF, 226KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts of digital media. This involves:

  • identifying the digital media types in a digital media outcome
  • describing the software resources used to create a digital media outcome
  • describing the techniques used to create a digital media outcome
  • describing the design elements in a digital media outcome
  • describing the communication purpose of a digital media outcome
  • describing the ethical considerations related to a digital media outcome.

The digital information outcome that the student researched and reported on was the Orokonui Ecosanctuary website. Understanding is demonstrated by identifying the different media types (1).

The student has described the software that may have been used, and some of the software features that could have been used in producing the outcome (2).

The student has described some of the techniques that have been used to produce the outcome (3).

The student has described design elements by listing and providing notes about these elements (4).

The communication purpose of a digital media outcome was described, because the student related the website to its purpose (5).

The student has described the ethical considerations, identifying some of the issues and discussing how one issue has been addressed in the outcome (6).

For a more secure Achieved grade, the student needs to ensure that the answers are fuller, and clearly use descriptive statements that explain what each element is and what it does.

High Not Achieved

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Student response

Student 6 (PDF, 118KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to demonstrate understanding of basic concepts of digital media. This involves:

  • identifying the digital media types in a digital media outcome
  • describing the software resources used to create a digital media outcome
  • describing the techniques used to create a digital media outcome
  • describing the design elements in a digital media outcome
  • describing the communication purpose of a digital media outcome
  • describing the ethical considerations related to a digital media outcome.

The digital information outcome that the student researched and reported on was the Orokonui Ecosanctuary website. The student has demonstrated understanding by identifying the digital media types in this digital media outcome (1).

The student has generically identified the software resources (2), techniques (3), design elements (4), communication purpose (5) and ethical considerations (6).

To reach Achieved, the student would need to improve the descriptions so that they move beyond simple identification, by using statements that show what each element is, and what it does. These descriptions need to refer back to the website.

 
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