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    • Programme FdSc Broadcast Technology PROJECT BRIEF Rave-on-Air Technology Project 100% of a 15 credit Project Title Project Value unit Unit Title RoA Technology Project Unit Code BTC208 Level 2; Terms 1,2,3 Assignment PRO Level/Term Code Submission Friday 5th March 2010 13th October 2009 Date of Issue Date Unit Leader James Uren Project Leader James Uren and Other Staff Rave-on-Air (RoA) is a College-wide interdisciplinary showcase event. The college operates as a television station for a number of days and this event Unit is managed entirely by students and supported by industry. In this unit, Introduction students integrate, operate and maintain all the technology that powers the station. Term 1: The first term will enable students to learn to plan, develop and manage an engineering project. Students will work in groups to improve, design and/or build a hardware or software system in their pathway discipline connected to or in preparation for Rave-on-Air. Students should start a blog (e.g. www.blogger.com) that they will continue to contribute to throughout the year up to Rave-on-Air. This blog should be technically reflective and critical, and is formatively assessed for this project. Term 2: Project Brief Students will work as a large team to design and prepare the technology for Rave-on-Air. Term 3: Students will continue to work as part of the Rave-on-Air team to prepare and deliver the technology for the event. Throughout this preparation students should continue to contribute to their blog, reflecting on the technical challenges they face. Towards the end of term, students will deliver an individual presentation on their contribution to Rave-on-Air’s technology. 1
    • Programme FdSc Broadcast Technology Learning on this unit is gained through a combination of: Teaching and • Seminars; Learning • Tutorials; Strategies and • Self-directed study. E-Learning For project updates you are required to regularly check your emails and unit specific content in Moodle. • Professional practices and relevant mathematical methods and science to practical solutions • Choose appropriate tools and methods to solve problems effectively within a project team Learning • Analyse existing systems or processes and create solutions through Outcomes the synthesis of ideas and methods • Show competence in operational aspects of broadcasting and apply engineering techniques • Evaluate own strengths and weaknesses Reflective Log • Level of ability to choose appropriate tools and methods to solve problems effectively within a project team (LO2) • Level of ability to analyse existing systems or processes and create solutions through the synthesis of ideas and methods (LO3) Assessment • Level of ability to evaluate own strengths and weaknesses (LO5) Criteria Presentation • Level of understanding of professional practices and relevant mathematical methods and science (LO1) • Level of ability to demonstrate competence in operational aspects of broadcasting and apply engineering techniques (LO4) Assessable Elements and Assessable Elements Percentage of Final Grade Submission Reflective Log Formative Requirements Reflective Log 50% Presentation 50% Students should submit link to their Rave-on-Air blog to Moodle. This must be submitted for formative assessment by 16.00h on Friday 5th March 2010 and for summative assessment by 16.00h on Friday 7th May 2010 2
    • Programme FdSc Broadcast Technology Students should give a presentation on their contribution to Rave-on-Air at 10.00h on Tuesday 11th May 2010 It is your responsibility to meet these deadlines. Tuesday 13 October: Issue Project Brief Friday 5 March: Submit blog for formative assessment Friday 7 May: Summative assessment of blog Key Dates Tuesday 11 May: Presentations 17-19 May: Rave-on-Air (TBC) Students must refer to the detailed timetable for times regarding sessions and lectures. If you have any other unforeseen and serious difficulties during this unit you Extensions may apply for an extension, or mitigating circumstances. Full details of how and Mitigating to do this are available from the Registry intranet site at Circumstances http://intranet.rave.ac.uk/registry/docs/MITCIRCSFAQ.pdf All projects at Ravensbourne College are assessed against the College Grading and Grading Descriptors. (http://intranet.rave.ac.uk/quality/a_to_z.htm) Marking Reading List Byrnes, W. (2003) Management and the Arts, Focal Press. Gates, R. (1999) Production Management for Film and Video, Focal Press. Lewis, I. (2000) Guerrilla TV: a Guide to Low Budget Program Making, Butterworth-Heinemann. Small, R. (2000) Production Safety in Film and Video, Focal Press. Tozer, E. (2004) Broadcast Engineer’s Reference Book, Focal. (HSE 2002) Health and Safety in Film and TV Production (Leaflet). Broadcast Engineering, 2009 [online]. Available from World Wide Web: <http://www.edasolutions.com/old/Groups/Tech/BroadcastCalcs.htm> Broadcast Video Expo, 2009 [online]. Available from World Wide Web: <http://www.broadcastvideoexpo.co.uk/> Health & Safety Guide - Skillset, 2009 [online]. Available from World Wide Web: 3
    • Programme FdSc Broadcast Technology <http://www.skillset.org/training/health_and_safety/article_1893_1.asp> Rave-on-Air, 2009 [online]. Available from World Wide Web: <http://www.raveonair.com> Rave-on-Air 2009 - Confluence, 2009 [online]. Available from World Wide Web: <http://confluence.rave.ac.uk/confluence/display/RoA/Rave+on+Air+2009> Your Voice at Ravensbourne : Rave On Air, 2009 [online]. Available from World Wide Web: <http://forums.rave.ac.uk/jive/category.jspa?categoryID=49> Students will also be provided with additional individual reading list and references dependent on their specific project requirements. All references must be written in the Harvard style of referencing. Refer to the LRC Booklet ‘How to … Reference your work’. Learning Support is available through Student Services and includes – English as a second language, academic writing support and dyslexia support. For more information on the type of support you can access, either visit the Student Services Team, or see the Support for Learning brochure which can be downloaded from – Learning http://intranet.rave.ac.uk/support/Support4Learning.htm Support Alternative assessment arrangements may be made or additional learning support arranged for students with disabilities or medical conditions which would impair their performance in meeting the above requirements and who have registered in advance with Student Support. This must be discussed and agreed in advance with the Subject Leader and will be reported to the Board of Examiners. Students who fail this project, or parts thereof, will be required to complete a resubmission project which demonstrates that they have achieved the learning outcomes. Re-Submission Requirements Students should be aware that resubmissions are capped at an E grade unless the mitigating circumstances panel uphold the evidenced application. The deadline for re-submission is TBC. 4