Information Technology: INFS 1020 Read and Respond Assessments

Design Thinking and Digital Innovation INFS1020 SP5 2018

Read and Respond

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Getting started

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A Read and Respond (R&R) is a readingthinking, and writing task.

  1. Read one or more texts.
  2. Think.
  3. Write.

If you read attentively, you will gain detailed background knowledge and observations of the texts. In some cases, you might like to print the readings, use highlighter pens and take notes. A rich picture is a useful tool for people who prefer to work visually.

If you think analytically, your scrutiny of the readings will produce scholarly evaluations, insights, interpretation, comparisons, and the identification of unanswered questions. Ultimately, meaning will have been constructed. A mindmap is a useful tool for visual learners. 

The writing is the easy part. Produce a mini-essay, with a brief introduction and conclusion, demonstrating deep familiarity with the texts and demonstrating your ability to observe details and form insights.

​Please refer to the learnonline course page for detailed assessment information.

Read and Respond 1

Please refer to the learnonline course page for detailed assessment information.

  • 10% of final grade
  • 450-550 words
  • Read about Patreon and Kickstarter (links below)
  • ​In no particular order, respond to the following:
    • In this course, you will create a digital innovation. Explain how crowdfunding supports digital innovators.
    • Identify two meaningful similarities between Patreon and Kickstarter and discuss how these are relevant to Australian innovators.
    • Throughout your R&R, relate your observations and insights to the course’s preparation tasks, workshops or online learning tasks, lectures, and guest innovators’ talks.
    • In detail, explain what you learned from this assessment task.

Websites:

Patreon, Inc., 2018, Patreon, viewed 26 July, <https://www.patreon.com/>

Kickstarter, PBC, 2018, Kickstarter, viewed 26 July, <https://www.kickstarter.com/>

 

Read and Respond 2

Please refer to the learnonline course page for detailed assessment information.

  • 15% of final grade
  • 675-825 words
  • Read and listen consider the article and interview on Marc Andreessen
  • Consider some interviews with an innovator of your choice
  • In no particular order, respond to the following:
    • Identify and describe two characteristics of innovators and highlight why these characteristics are important.
    • Identify and describe two meaningful similarities between the innovation style of Marc Andreessen and your chosen innovator.
    • Decide which innovator is more inspirational to you and explain why.
    • Throughout your R&R, relate your observations and insights to the course’s preparation tasks, workshops or online learning tasks, lectures, and guest innovators’ talks.
    • In detail, explain what you learned from this assessment task.

Article:
Friend, T 2015, 'Tomorrow's advance man', The New Yorker, 18 May, viewed 26 July 2018, <https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/18/tomorrows-advance-man>.

Video:
TechCrunch 2016, Goals vs tactics with a16z's Marc Andreessen at Disrupt SF, video, YouTube, 13 September, viewed 26 July 2018, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfZ41h086N4>.

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