Module title: Group Project

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SOC11103
Module leader: Ahmed Al-Dubai
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Computer Systems
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ahmed Al-Dubai
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Early lectures (delivered online for DL students) covers essential topics for working in a group,& take students through the process of selecting a project and forming a team.Each group is allocated a supervisor who ensures that timescales are adhered to & that all group members are contributing the overall effort.Each group is required to take responsibility for its own organisation and management.
The organisational and reflective skills developed in this module are closely related to those required for the dissertation. DL students will be expected to share documents via, e.g. SharePoint, etc. They will normally communicate with each other/the supervisor via MSN Messenger, Skype, Elluminate and/or email.The requirement for groups to be self-organising directly addresses LO1. This is an opportunity for students either to apply project management skills that they already possess, or to learn about them for the first time. Assessment of learning outcome should reflect the group’s existing level of knowledge, giving credit for initiative, thoroughness and learning of new skills where appropriate. Techniques for the description of software systems - LO2 requires application of existing skills in a new context. LO2 requires that the student develop their ability to select appropriate techniques to suit the context, and to use available contextual information to define the objectives of a development project. LO3-students to select and apply appropriate techniques for the development of their prototypes. Each group is required to provide evidence of their work in the form of 2 written reports and a group presentation of the final prototype (via teleconferencing or equivalent for DL students). This covers LO5. 2 personal statements required from each individual (LO4) and provide evidence of that student’s involvement & appreciation of the organisational and decision-making processes within a development team.



Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 8
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 8
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 182
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 28 1,2,5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Reflective Log 12 4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 800
Report 27 1,3,5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Oral Presentation 15 5 14 HOURS= 0.33, WORDS= 0
Reflective Log 18 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Ahmed Al-Dubai
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Early lectures (delivered online for DL students) covers essential topics for working in a group,& take students through the process of selecting a project and forming a team.Each group is allocated a supervisor who ensures that timescales are adhered to & that all group members are contributing the overall effort.Each group is required to take responsibility for its own organisation and management.
The organisational and reflective skills developed in this module are closely related to those required for the dissertation. DL students will be expected to share documents via, e.g. SharePoint, etc. They will normally communicate with each other/the supervisor via MSN Messenger, Skype, Elluminate and/or email.The requirement for groups to be self-organising directly addresses LO1. This is an opportunity for students either to apply project management skills that they already possess, or to learn about them for the first time. Assessment of learning outcome should reflect the group’s existing level of knowledge, giving credit for initiative, thoroughness and learning of new skills where appropriate. Techniques for the description of software systems - LO2 requires application of existing skills in a new context. LO2 requires that the student develop their ability to select appropriate techniques to suit the context, and to use available contextual information to define the objectives of a development project. LO3-students to select and apply appropriate techniques for the development of their prototypes. Each group is required to provide evidence of their work in the form of 2 written reports and a group presentation of the final prototype (via teleconferencing or equivalent for DL students). This covers LO5. 2 personal statements required from each individual (LO4) and provide evidence of that student’s involvement & appreciation of the organisational and decision-making processes within a development team.



Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 8
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 8
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 182
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 28 1,2,5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Reflective Log 12 4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 800
Report 27 1,3,5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Oral Presentation 15 5 14 HOURS= 0.33, WORDS= 0
Reflective Log 18 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1200
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The main purpose of this module is to develop your teamworking skills by applying your technical knowledge in a group situation. Your team of four or five students will work together to deliver a working prototype of a software system relevant to your programme of study.

The module is also designed to develop your skills in critical analysis and reflection. In the first few weeks, your team will review existing work related to your chosen project which will inform the production of a formal system specification. The review and specification will form the first piece of coursework along with a reflective statement from each team member that discusses personal issues and insights arising from the project up to that point.

The second submission is a second group report and presentation (via teleconferencing or equivalent for distance learning (DL) students) on the implementation of the design and the evaluation of the final prototype. This is accompanied by a second personal statement that reflects on the processes and potential conflicts of teamwork.

Each group will be allocated a supervisor with whom you will have weekly meetings (online for DL students). However the management and progress of the project will remain the responsibility of the team; the supervisor’s role is to provide advice and feedback where appropriate, and to monitor the contribution of team members. Management and direction of the project must come from the team and not the supervisor.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:

LO1: Manage a group project, including planning, documentation and control

LO2: Develop a formal specification based on a critical review of a subject area

LO3: Select and apply appropriate techniques for the design and development of a software prototype

LO4: Critically reflect on the experience of working in a software development team

LO5: Present a clear and well-structured account of the project both orally and in writing

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

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