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Assessment item 1

Task

Submission Method: Using the PeerWise website Task

For this assessment item, you need to register in the PeerWise system. We will be using PeerWise as a place for you to create, share, answer, and evaluate multiple-choice questions with your classmates.

If you have not used PeerWise before, just click the "Registration" link and follow the prompts. All you need to do is choose a user name (students are advised to use their CSU usernames, if possible) and a password for your PeerWise account.

If you have used PeerWise before, simply log in and then select "Join course" from the Home menu.

To access the Assessment Item 1, "ITC544 201960", you will need to enter two pieces of information:

1) Course ID = To be provided in the Interact2 site - Announcement

2) Identifier = Please enter your CSU Student ID for this course

Using PeerWise, please engage yourself in the peer learning and teaching activities with your fellow classmates by posting maximum 10 multiple-choice questions on (i) Textbook Chapter 1: Introduction (sections 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.8) and (ii) Textbook Chapter 2: Data

representation (sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, and 2.6).

Furthermore, you need to answer questions and post comments on questions/answers posted by the other students. You discuss the topics with other students using the comments. You can also rate other questions and answers posted by other students or the lecturer. This will assist you and your lecturer assess your readiness for study in this subject. The lecturer may contact you if you do not engage with this assessment item.

Please note, you are allowed to post a MAXIMUM 10 questions on the three topics. However, there is no restriction on the number of answers and comments you post. Please post quality questions.

Please read the following carefully to understand how PeerWise works.

About PeerWise

PeerWise is a web-based repository of multiple-choice questions with alternatives and explanations written by students as part of their required coursework. Activities in PeerWise include developing new questions, answering existing questions, and rating and providing feedback on questions.

After logging in the PeerWise system, the main menu is divided into three sections entitled: “Your questions”, “Answered Questions” and “Unanswered questions”. The role of each of these sections is described next.

Your questions:

This section allows a student to review all of the questions they have contributed to the system. The questions are displayed in a table with columns listing the date the question was developed, the number of responses, and the rating. The table can be sorted on any of these keys. A specific item can be selected from the table, to display details such as how often each alternative was selected and any feedback provided by students who have answered it. There is also a column in the table which displays the perceived difficulty of the question, as rated by students who have answered it. Another column displays whether or not the question is “suitable”, which occurs when it has a rating greater than 2, and the most popular alternative selected is the correct alternative. If either of these conditions is not met, it may indicate that the question is overly tricky, or contains errors.

When creating a new question, the contributor needs to provide a question stem, at least two and up to five alternatives, an indication of which alternative is correct, and an explanation of why that is the correct alternative. The explanation is shown to all students who answer the

 question and serves to assist students who select an incorrect alternative to identify their misunderstanding. Each new question can be tagged with the name of any relevant course topics, which allows students using the system for revision to easily find questions of interest. As soon as a question is contributed, it will appear in the “Unanswered questions” section for other students in the course.

Unanswered questions:

Each question in the system is available to every student in the course. The unanswered questions are organised into a table that can be sorted by the order they were developed, or by the number of responses they have received, or by the rating they have been given. Once a student selects a specific item to answer, the question stem and the alternatives for that question are displayed. The student then selects the alternative they believe to be correct, at which point they will be shown the correct alternative, as suggested by the author of the question, as well as a histogram of all students’ responses to the question. The explanation provided by the author is also displayed, along with any comments previously written by other students. In addition, a simple metric is used to approximate whether the selected answer is actually correct. The selected alternative is deemed to be correct if it agrees with the answer suggested by the author, and if this alternative is also the most popular amongst all previous responses. After receiving this feedback, the student who answered the question has an opportunity to rate it and provide open-ended feedback. The rating scale is an integer between 0 and 5 and is expected to take into account the quality of the question, the distractors and the explanation. The student is also able to rate the difficulty of the question as either “easy”, “medium” or “hard”. Once a question has been answered and rated, it will always be available for review by the student in the “Answered questions” section.

Answered questions:

All previously answered questions are available and can be reviewed at any time. As other students provide responses, the accuracy of the correctness metric improves. The table that displays the answered questions can be sorted by the order in which the questions were answered, by the total number of responses to the question, or by the question rating.

A basic leader board is also available, which ranks students contributions. It was included to provide some motivation for participation well beyond the minimum requirements for assessment. Tables on the leader board display the top rated questions, and rank students on the number of questions they have answered, the popularity of the questions they have contributed, and the popularity of any open-ended comments they have written during the rating process.

Rationale

This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

• be able to investigate and describe the essential elements of a computer and their functionalities.

• be able to apply an understanding of data representations and calculations to practical situations.

This assessment item has been designed to increase the peer to peer interaction among students as a way to learn and teach each other and to incorporate collaborative learning and teaching. Involving students in the development of questions on topics puts the educational process in focus and empowers students by providing a greater degree of control in reflection, peer assessment, and deep learning. Discussing the construction of questions helps to demystify the assessment of learning outcomes and provides insight into how course objectives are being measured. In addition, providing good feedback is a critical aspect to effective learning. Moreover, commenting and evaluating other students’ questions engages students in a deeper and richer learning experience. This is also an opportunity to self-assess your readiness to engage with this subject.

Marking criteria and standards Marks will be awarded based on PeerWise system generated reports. PeerWise generates reports on participation summary, student scores, and student badges.

Participation summary: This shows how many questions, answers and comments are posted by all students within a time period.

Student scores: As students participate with and contribute to PeerWise, they accumulate two independent scores:

• a Reputation score

• an Answer score

The Reputation score is composed of three components. The first component is for question authoring, the second component is for answering questions, and the third component is for rating questions they have answered. A given student's component scores increase whenever the actions of other students generally agree with that student’s earlier decisions. In this sense, to accumulate high component scores, a student is encouraged to make thoughtful contributions as early as possible (which are therefore more likely to agree with the decisions that other students make later on). The total Reputation score is calculated using a formula that combines the component scores such that to achieve a high total score it is much better to have good scores for each component rather than a very high score in just one (or two) components. The lowest possible Reputation score is 1 (every student starts with a score of 1).

The Answer score increases every time the student submits an answer that is "correct" (in the sense that it agrees with the author's suggested answer or is the most popular answer) and it decreases each time an incorrect answer is submitted. In general, the Answering score should be very approximately 10 times the number of correct answers that are submitted by the student.

Student badges: As students participate and contribute to PeerWise, they can earn certain badges (Basic badges: A-H, Standard badges: I-P, and Elite badges: Q-Y). The report summarises the number of badges that each students has earned, as well as listing the individual badges.

As you write and explain, answer, rate and provide feedback on questions about the the Reading material and the Textbook chapters you will be demonstrating the depth of your learning and engagement related to computer systems terminologies, organisation and architecture, data representation, and general trends in computing technologies. This will be reflected in the scores you receive for each component.

Assessment item 2

Task

Answer the following Questions

Question 1.

a) A Computer uses IEEE-754 single precision format to represent floating points. What value (in decimal) the computer represents if the floating point is represented using the following binary digits. Show all the steps used in finding the answer. [3 marks]

0 01111110 10100000000000000000000

b) Convert the following numbers. (Please show all steps; no marks will be awarded if no steps are shown) [1.5 x 4 = 6 marks]

i) 0xAD9 into 3-base representation

ii) 4518 into 2-base (binary) representation

iii) 123.35 into octal representation (up to 3 octal points)

iv) 14.358 into decimal representation

Question 2.

Write a MARIE program that accepts an integer from the user, and if it is a prime number the program will output 1, otherwise, the program will output 0.

Examples:

If the user input is 17, the output would be 1 If the user input is 2, the output would be 1 If the user input is 15, the output would be 0 If the user input is -2, the output would be 0

You should write and run the program using MARIE simulator. Add enough comments to understand your code.

You do not have to include the .mas file in the submission. Instead, the code should be presented as a word-processed section in the assignment, not as an image. 

Insert images to show you have tested the code with several possibilities. [10 marks]

 Question 3.

a) Explain with an example of what is meant by high-order interleaving and low-order interleaving in memory organisation.

b)Suppose we have a memory consisting of 32 4Kx8-bit chips.

 Show the address structure and module organisation when

i. high-order interleaving is used

ii. low-order interleaving is used.

Rationale

This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s: [3 marks]

• be able to investigate and describe the essential elements of a computer and their functionalities.

• be able to apply an understanding of data representations and calculations to practical situations.

• be able to develop an elementary computer program.

Presentation

File naming convention: When you upload files to the Turnitin for this subject, please use - SUBJECT CODE, SURNAME, STUDENT ID, ASSESSMENT NUMBER, SESSION. For example - ITC544 PATEL 11554466 A1 201960.doc

Please also adhere to the following formatting rules:

1. Please compose your answers to the questions in a document file (doc or docx format). Please do not submit in pdf formats. Please upload the document in the Turnitin within deadline.

2. For Q2 you need not to submit a .mas file. Instead paste your code as part of the word document that can be checked for similarity.

3. The first page (cover page) of the document file should have the following information clearly mentioned:

a. Your full name

b. Your Student ID

c. Subject Code (ITC544)

d. Assessment item number and name (Assignment 1: Computers, data and programming)

4. Each page should have page numbers in “page x of y” format (including the cover page).


Assessment item 3

Plagiarism Quiz

Task

Undertake and complete the online quiz covering questions related to plagiarism and referencing.

Students may attempt the Plagiarism Quiz multiple times in order to achieve the passing score of 18 from 20.

The quiz will remain open until the end of week 6. We strongly encourage all students to complete and pass this quiz prior to submitting other assessments.


Rationale

This assessment task does not directly assess a specific learning outcome but is a requirement for passing the subject.

To ensure students are aware of plagiarism and referencing standards.

Marking criteria and standards

Students must obtain a mark of at least 18 from 20 in order to pass this quiz. Failure in this quiz will automatically lead to a fail grade for the subject irrespective of the marks obtained in all other assessments.


Assessment item 4

 Assignment 2: Network Protocols and SDLC

Task

Total marks: 30

Answer the following questions:

1. Explain why we need a 3-way handshake in TCP? Why not just 2-way? [4 marks]

2. What is RAD? List an advantage and a disadvantage of using RAD. [6 marks]

3. Discuss two advantages and two disadvantages of agile methods. [6 marks]

4. What is scope creep in software development? Explain three ways to deal with scope creep. [6 marks]

5. AAA Medical Devices is a manufacturer of portable and wearable medical monitoring devices. They have developed a glucose monitor embedded in a wristband. The device is powered by body heat and senses glucose levels from minute quantities of perspiration. AAA wants to develop a Real-Time Glucose Monitoring (RTGM) system which will be using this device. AAA is planning to see the software to other health systems worldwide.

The software should be accessible on smartphones with Bluetooth capability.

The project has commenced, and you are appointed as a Systems Analyst to understand the requirements of the new system.

Think about the potential users of the system and discuss three fact-finding techniques that you would use to collect the requirements of the new system. [8 marks]

Rationale

This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

• be able to discuss the features of various software development methodologies.

• be able to discuss and analyse fundamental networking concepts, protocols and standards.

• be able to discuss the principle lifecycle phases of an information system, from requirements and acquisition through to operation and maintenance.

• be able to compare and contrast the role of IT service management frameworks, policies and compliance issues.

Presentation

File naming convention: When you upload files to the TURNITIN for this subject, please use SUBJECT CODE, SURNAME, STUDENT ID, ASSESSMENT NUMBER, SESSION. For example - ITC544 PATEL 11554466 A2 201960.doc

Please also adhere to the following formatting rules:

1. Please compose the answers to all questions in a document file (doc or docx format). Please do not submit in pdf formats. Please upload the document in the TURNITIN within the deadline.

2. The first page (cover page) of the document file should have the following information clearly mentioned:

a. Your full name

b. Your Student ID

c. Subject Code (ITC544)

d. Assessment item number and name (Assignment 2: Network Protocols, SDLC & ITSM)

4. Each page should have page numbers in “page x of y” format (including the cover page).

5. You DO NOT need to provide any references for any of the questions.


Assessment item 5

Task

The Online Quiz covers all topics of the subject. The online quiz will be activated on 14 October 2019 and will be closed on 11:59 pm AEST 18 October 2019. You may attempt the online quiz as many times you wish, and the highest score will be taken. Each time you will have 20 multiple choice questions (randomly selected by the system from a large question pool), and you will receive 20 minutes to finish it. Attempting online quiz many times will help you to prepare for the final exam too, as you will have a similar type of multiple choice questions in the exam.

Rationale

This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

• be able to investigate and describe the essential elements of a computer and their functionalities.

• be able to apply an understanding of data representations and calculations to practical situations.

• be able to develop an elementary computer program.

• be able to discuss the features of various software development methodologies.

• be able to discuss and analyse fundamental networking concepts, protocols and standards.

• be able to discuss the principle lifecycle phases of an information system, from requirements and acquisition through to operation and maintenance.

• be able to compare and contrast the role of IT service management frameworks, policies and compliance issues.

Marking criteria and standards

The Online Quiz will be marked by the Interact2 test centre system and you will receive feedback after the due date. Marks will be awarded based on your ability to select the best option from the available choices to demonstrate your ability to use computer system terminologies, and identify the essential elements of computer organisation and how they function, various input/output systems of a computer, the various programming tools available and their relationship to the computer architecture, and the application of Boolean algebra and digital logic to the understanding of computer operation. Student will get marks according to the following scales: 

HD - At least 85% answers were correct DI - At least 75% answers were correct CR - At least 65% answers were correct PS - At least 50% answers were correct FL- Less than 50% answers were correct

Assessment item 6

Requirements

• This is a closed book exam.

• NO calculators are allowed in this exam.

• The final exam will cover all the subject material.

• The Final examination consists of two parts, Part A: multiple choice questions (MCQs), and Part B: short answer questions.

• Part A consists of 25 MCQs. Students are required to answer all of them.

• Part B consists of four (4) questions. Students are required to answer maximum three (3) of them.

• Each question of part B will be a combination of a number of short questions selected from different topics. Please see the sample exam question posted in the Interact site. Total marks: 100 marks, Time: 2 hours writing time, 10 minutes reading time. (writing is permitted during the reading time.)

 Rationale

This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

• be able to investigate and describe the essential elements of a computer and their functionalities.

• be able to apply an understanding of data representations and calculations to practical situations.

• be able to develop an elementary computer program.

• be able to discuss the features of various software development methodologies.

• be able to discuss and analyse fundamental networking concepts, protocols and standards.

• be able to discuss the principle lifecycle phases of an information system, from requirements and acquisition through to operation and maintenance.

• be able to compare and contrast the role of IT service management frameworks, policies and compliance issues.

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