Social and Cultural Issues of Interactive Digital Media

Social and Cultural Issues of Interactive Digital Media (KIT611)

 

 

Assignment 2 worth 15% of your total marks

“Awareness”

Instructions:

 

For Assignment 1 you looked at wikipedia and explored it through the lens of the utopian and dystopian view points on technology.

 

For Assignment 2 you need to focus on the impacts that the widespread adoptions of smartphones is having on society. Mobile/Smartphones are more than just phones, they are mobile internet browsers, gaming machines, cameras/recording devices and portals to social media. As phone manufacturers poured features into phones to attract sales, have we questioned what it means for everyone to have these devices?

 

To examine these impacts, you should first define the perspectives of Technological Determinism, Uses Determination and Social Determination.

 

You should then choose one of these perspectives that you feel best explains the impacts that mobile phones have had and use it to investigate the impacts that mobile/smartphones have had on society.

 

Examine what these perspectives say about how the impacts that mobile phones have made on society have eventuated. The assignment should focus on the impacts to society, not individuals.

 

Read widely on how mobile/smartphones adoption has impacted society. While it is ok to use popular sources (news and blogs), more weight should be placed on peer reviewed academic sources that have examined these impacts.

 

This assignment should consist of no more than 1,500 words. The assignment should be in standard English, free of grammar and spelling errors, and set in a 12 pt font and submitted in PDF format. Referencing should follow Harvard style.

 

Submit your essay to the Assignment 2 drop box on MyLO by the due date. Please include name and student ID in the document! Check with the lecturer if there is no easy way to dropbox your work.

 

Marking will follow the KIT611 evaluation criteria posted on MyLO.

 

 

KIT611  Semester 1, 2021

 

Assignment 2 Marking Criteria  (v1.0)

 

 

 

Criteria Weighting Related Learning

Outcomes

Background

(e.g. definition of the perspectives)

20% 2, 3
Framing 

What are the impacts of mobile phone adoption?

 

30% 1, 2, 3
Explanations 

Which of the perspectives can we use to tell us about how these impacts have eventuated?

 

30% 1, 2
Academic writing

(coherence, relevance, referencing, quality of sources)

20% 4, 5

 

 

KIT311 / KIT611 Assignment 2 (Semester 1, 2021

Marking Criteria Sheet

 

Background

HD DN CR PP NN
In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you
have produced an insightful, well- thought-out essay that demonstrates deep knowledge of the different perspectives have produced an informative essay that demonstrates substantial knowledge of the different perspectives have produced an essay that demonstrates sound knowledge of the different perspectives have produced an essay that demonstrates

reasonable knowledge of the different perspectives

have produced an essay that fails to demonstrate

adequate knowledge of the different perspectives

 

Framing

HD DN CR PP NN
In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you
have produced an insightful, well- thought-out essay that demonstrates deep knowledge of the impacts have produced an informative essay that demonstrates substantial knowledge of the impacts have produced an essay that demonstrates good knowledge of the impacts have produced an essay that demonstrates reasonable knowledge of the impacts have produced an essay that fails to demonstrate adequate knowledge of the impacts

Explanations 

HD DN CR PP NN
In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you
have produced an essay that has chosen an appropriate perspective to explain the impacts. The explanations of these impacts are insightful, well reasoned and demonstrate a deep understanding of how the perspective explains the impacts. have produced an essay that has chosen an appropriate perspective to explain the impacts. The explanations of these impacts are well reasoned and demonstrate an understanding of how the perspective explains the impacts. have produced an essay that has chosen an appropriate perspective to explain the impacts. The explanations of these impacts are well reasoned. have produced an essay that has chosen an appropriate perspective to explain the impacts. have produced an essay that fails to choose a perspective to explain the impacts.

Academic writing

HD DN CR PP NN
In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you In your submission, you
have included a number of relevant have included a number of relevant have included a number of have included relevant failed to include relevant
references from quality sources. references from quality sources. relevant references from quality references from quality references and/or the
Reasoning and referencing are Reasoning and referencing are by sources.The reasoning makes sources.The reasoning quality of the sources
flawless large flawless sense and there are few makes sense even used is poor and/or
    mistakes in the referencing though there may be there are quite a few
      some gaps and there mistakes in the
      are some mistakes in referencing and/or there
 

 

 

 

 

 

the referencing

 

are major gaps in the reasoning