Impact of a political leader activist Twitter involvement

Impact of political leader activist Twitter involvement, Digital Media Project
Assessment brief and marking rubric 2: Portfolio
A 7,650-word equivalent portfolio, comprising: a written project report, including a reflection on personal/professional
development; report appendices, including recorded progress meeting documents; and the digital assets created. The
portfolio should demonstrate your original work through academic research and creative digital outputs, as well as a
reflective practice on your development of this digital media-based project.
Details of the different elements of the portfolio are included in the next sections.
You are responsible for planning and managing your own programme of work for the successful and timely completion of your
project. In this endeavour, your Project Supervisor will provide advice and guidance at regular intervals throughout your project.
It is your responsibility to:
• Schedule four (4) ‘Recorded Progress Meetings’ (RPM) at specific times of the year and to discuss specific matters
in each meeting (see below, themes for each RPM)
o Please check Moodle for required timings
o Each Recorded Progress Meeting is equivalent to one element (1-4) and it is recorded through a form (see below)
• Keep in contact with your supervisor and schedule any additional meetings as required
• Manage your own progress and self-imposed deadlines
The themes for each Recorded Progress Meetings are:
1. Research Question and Literature Review – where you will discuss expectations about and preliminary context for your
2. Methods and Ethos Clearance – where you will discuss your research and production methods, and get support in
completing your Ethos application
3. Data Collection and Analysis – where you will discuss your progress on data collection and analysis
Digital Media Project
Assessment brief and marking rubric 2: Portfolio
4. Presentation of Findings – where you will discuss how you will present your findings through the written report and digital
assets, and ensure the final portfolio falls within the 7,650-word equivalent range.
For each Recorded Progress Meeting you must:
• Behave professionally. Do not leave it until the ‘last minute’ to book your meeting with your supervisor.
• Provide evidence: You MUST provide your supervisor relevant material AHEAD of your meeting. Carefully consider what will
be discussed in each meeting (see themes above).
• Record discussion: You should record the feedback given by your supervisor in the meeting for your own use.
• Compile copies of RPM forms: You should also ensure you receive a copy of the RPM form from your supervisor after each
Recorded Progress Meeting (see below).
Recorded Progress Meeting Forms (RPM Forms):
• Your supervisor will use an RPM form to structure your discussion for every Recorded Progress Meeting. Please see Moodle
for form templates.
• At the end of each RPM, your project supervisor will give you a mark out of 5, with a maximum possible mark of 5.
• Your supervisor will judge how the meeting progressed and how well you engaged with the discussion. It is their discretion to
award you the marks for each RPM form.
• Each RPM form is worth 5% of the marks for your Portfolio. Together the four RPM forms are worth 20% of the marks
available for your Portfolio.
• These four Recorded Progress Meetings are designed to encourage you and support you to successfully achieve your project
on time.
• You must keep a copy of each completed RPM Form and include these as an Appendix in your Written Report (see
below, Element 5, part 1 Written Report Appendices)
• Please note that any additional meetings do not require RPM forms to be completed.
Digital Media Project
Assessment brief and marking rubric 2: Portfolio
Element 5 is divided into two parts (or outputs):
1. Written Report
2. Digital Assets
Please see below for specific instructions for each part, which include how to format output, what content to include, and
how to submit.
Your written report and digital asset/s will be assessed together, according to rubric appended.
Element 5 Part 1: Written Report (Main focus on this)
The written report presenting the ‘story’ of your project in an appropriate academic format, including academic research
investigation and project evaluation.
Word Count
Total 3,500 words (+/- 10%). Your word count must be shown on the title page.
Word count excludes title page, acknowledgements, abstract, contents page, appendices, reference list and tables. Do not use
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Assessment brief and marking rubric 2: Portfolio
• Use numbered section headings
• Leave margins of at least 1 inch / 2.54 cm all around
• Use double line spacing
• Use font size 12 pt, such as Arial, Cambria or Times New Roman
• Number each page
• As usual in academic writing, avoid the use of contractions and first person pronouns (“I”, “me”, “my”).
• Title page (use template from Moodle) – include:
o Name
o Student ID number
o Unit title
o Assessment title
o Project title
o Date of submission
o Supervisor name
o Word count
• Acknowledgements (optional) – Any individual or organisation you wish to thank for their support of your project.
• Abstract – maximum one side of A4. A short summary of the ‘story’ of your research as presented in your final report.
• Contents page – A list of the main sections with their page numbers.
• Introduction – An overview of the project that includes a statement of your research question and the basic rationale for
your project
• Literature review – A summary of the content of relevant literature that provides background and supports the rationale of
your project
• Research design – Description of the research strategy and methods used
• Results – Description of the findings of your research
• Discussion – Detailed discussion of your results and the significance of these findings in a wider context
• Conclusion – Draw together the outcomes of your results/discussion in light of your stated aim and objectives
Digital Media Project
Assessment brief and marking rubric 2: Portfolio
• Project evaluation – A self-reflective section, drawing together the outcomes of your overall project
• Reference list – Harvard Referencing style according to University guidelines
• Appendices
o Copies of your completed RPM forms.
o Relevant material from primary data collection (for example, copy of questionnaire, list of interview questions, etc).
o Each appendix should be numbered and include a title (for example, Appendix 1. Copies of RPM forms)
o Ensure you make reference to the appendices in the body of your written report.
Element 5 part 2: Digital Assets(already completed by me. leave this part)
A three-page website communicating the key findings of your research, following web writing conventions. The website should include:
• Homepage, reflecting on what you did, how you did it, what you learned from it, what your key findings were and why they
are important. With embedded video, photography and/or audio files (see details below).
• ‘About me’ page, focusing on your skills and expertise.
• A reference page, listing all sources cited on the website.
You could either use a web builder like Wix or Squarespace, or code your website from scratch, using the components you
explored in L4 Web Page Development and L5 Web Site Development, with a view towards improving your HTML/CSS and
JavaScript skills in order to be able to apply for web design jobs. Those students who opt to code their websites will be able to use
coding workshops and drop-ins to improve their coding skills, and they will create and test a responsive website to upload to Netlify.
Your website should include two of the below:
• A two to five-minute video (or animated video)
• A five to ten-minute audio file
• Three to five original photographs
All the above elements should work together to tell the story of your project in a clear, coherent, accessible, creative and impactful
way. The video element could be a ‘how to’ video, for example, sharing how you solved a coding or production problem. The audio
element could be a podcast on the topic of your project. The photographs could be used to design a poster on your website
campaigning for social change based on your project findings.