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Cover Work For 28th November 2013
Unfortunately I am not in the lesson today so I have left the work in the blog entry for today. The tasks are quite straight forward and we will spend more time going over PROPP'S ideas. The tasks here are designed to give you a quick overview and an easy way of remembering some of the key information. I expect everyone to finish both tasks and also leave a comment on this blog in response to the plenary questions on the last slide so that I can check your understanding. Failure to complete this will result in coming back at lunch or break tomorrow to complete this work.
Cover Work For 18th November 2013
Evaluation Controlled assessment 5
Sorry that I am not in today - training calls! As you know this hour is your last hour to complete your evaluation document. The instructions slide is included in this blog post. Make sure that all bags are at the front of the room and that all phones go in the red tray at the front of the room and are switched off. I expect everyone to make the most of this final hour so that you can get as many marks as possible. Section 5 of your evaluation is the Evaluation section and you need to be identifying areas of STRENGTHS (and explaining why they are strengths), AREAS FOR DEVELOPMENT (things you would want to improve on) and FUTURE CHANGES (how you would improve them). Remember the more detailed you make your responses the more marks you will get. You can use your notes from last lesson to help you. If you finish this section - which you should - then spend the rest of the time adding detail or completing section 1-4. The whole thing should be finished by the end of today!
Today we spent time preparing for section 5 of the B324 evaluation. We looked at the strengths of your magazine pages - and reasons why the features are strengths. We also began to explore what areas of your pages can be identified as areas for development and how you would improve on these features in the future. It is important that you approach this part of the evaluation honestly and with candour because if you are too negative and cannot pick out any strengths then you will lose marks and if you are too positive and identify no areas for development then you are not showing the level of detailed understanding that is required at this level - get the balance right! This section should not take long to complete which will give you extra time to add detail to anything that is incomplete about sections 1-3.
Evaluation Controlled Assessment 4
With only one hour and one section to go your evaluations should be taking shape. You need to be using any spare time after these short sections to go back and add detail to the bigger sections like sections 1, 2 and 3. It was good to see a variety of people using the graphs and the online survey in their evaluation sections. Those that had not gather enough responses need to make sure that you have done so by the next controlled assessment lesson next week so that you can use them to complete section 4 then. The next section of the evaluation is focused on what you think has gone well in the production and what changes you would like to make. You can be thinking about your ideas and we will have a preparation lesson for it on Thursday afternoon.
Today we spent some time on www.freeonlinesurveys.com putting together some surveys to gather audience responses to your media products. This will be an important part of next lesson as you complete section 4 of you evaluation which will entail gathering the information from this survey and adding the quotations from your focus group work. This section should be very quick if you get the online survey completed and should allow you some further time to add detail to previous sections of your evaluation.
After today's lesson you should have quotations from your peers that you can use as evidence of a focus group approach to gathering audience responses to your products. It is important that you show that you can seek the opinion of an audience in a variety of ways. The focus group provides qualitative information as it explores what people think and feel. Next lesson you need to use a quantitative method of audience research by conducting an audience survey. We will be using a free online survey to conduct the research and to provide us with graphs and response data that we can use in the evaluation.