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NEW LEVEL 3 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES RESOURCES

NEW LEVEL 3 DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES RESOURCES

AS 91900 (DT 3.1 – 6 credit internal)  Available NOW

Conduct a critical inquiry to propose a digital technologies outcome

These notes are designed to be used in conjunction with AS 91906 (3.7), the programming standard. It is recommended that students start on 3.1 at the same time as they are working on 3.7. Comprehensive notes and partial/sample answers are provided to help students get an idea of what is required for a critical inquiry which works in very well with the completion of 3.7.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91901 (DT 3.2 – 3 credit internal)

Apply user experience methodologies to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome

Will link to web design

After writer illness this will now be available during Term 2 2020

AS 91902 (DT 3.3 – 4 credit internal)  Available NOW

Use complex techniques to develop a database

As they work through the easy to read the tutorial, students learn the necessary skills/knowledge to effectively build a MySQL database, with the complex media outcome is chosen being a dynamic website. These commonly form the backbone of online commerce and include eCommerce websites (online shopping), content management systems (CMS), interactive image galleries, blogs, discussion forums and online databases, so are very relevant. The authoring tool used is the popular text editor Notepad++, but any text editor or specialist web authoring tool can also be used in conjunction with the tutorial. A web server (Apache), database (MySQL/MariaDB) and PHP server-side scripting language are needed, in addition to standard MS Office and image editing software. These allow you to develop and test a dynamic website on a local machine or desktop without needing to go online. Note, the web server, database and PHP are all packaged together in XAMPP which can be downloaded and installed on a student’s PC. This process is straightforward and comprehensive instructions are given. Students then use what they have learnt to complete the assessment.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($325 plus GST)

AS 91903 (DT 3.4 – 4 credit internal) Available NOW

Use complex techniques to develop a digital media outcome

This resource covers the complex concepts of digital media that need to be considered when designing and developing a dynamic website, which are the backbone of online commerce.  The teaching notes give students an opportunity to add a fully functioning front end on the dynamic website developed in the teaching notes provided with our resource for AS91902.  However, for students who have not yet completed AS91902 this tutorial will provide an introduction to some of the complex tools and techniques involved in dynamic websites including scripting to manipulate content (PHP/JavaScript), dynamic data handling and interaction between user and content.  The resource can be used as stand alone for 91903 or in combination with our resource for 91902, skipping some of the material already covered there.  The authoring tool used for this tutorial is Notepad++, but any text editor or specialist web authoring tool can also be used in conjunction with the tutorial.  Students also need a webserver (Apache), database (MySQL/MariaDB) and PHP server-side scripting language to allow them to develop and test a dynamic website on a local machine or desktop without needing to go online.  The webserver, database and PHP are all packaged together in XAMPP which can be downloaded and installed on a student’s PC free – instructions provided.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment  ($325 plus GST)

AS 91904 (DT 3.5 – 6 credit internal)

Use complex techniques to develop an electronics outcome

Available 2020

AS 91905 (DT 3.6 – 4 credit internal)

Use complex techniques to develop a network

This resource provides an understanding of how both local and wide area networks work. Students work through the theory then install a fresh operating system on an old desktop or laptop and use it to set up their network.  An old server or a dual-boot or a virtual server could also be used.  Once students have practiced they then sit the assessment which has both theory and practical aspects.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($275 plus GST)

AS 91906 (DT 3.7 – 6 credit internal)  Available NOW

Use complex programming techniques to develop a computer program

The self-teaching notes are based on Python 3.6 but any version 3.0 or more will be fine – free to download programming software. As they work through the easy to read tutorial, students learn to use Python and how to apply it to a problem. They then use what they have learnt to complete the
assessment. The assessment could be used with any programming software – is not just Python.

Combined Self-Teaching Notes and Assessment ($325 plus GST)

AS 91907 (DT 3.8 – 6 credit internal)

Use complex processes to develop a digital technologies outcome

Interest invited but no current completion date

AS 91908 (DT 3.9 – 3 credit external)  Available NOW

Analyse an area of computer science

This comprehensive resource focusing on Complexity and Tractability helps students to understand the required background material and shows them how to go about responding to the CAT.

Self-Teaching Notes including assessment guide ($150 plus GST)

AS 91909 (DT 3.10 – 3 credit external)

Present a reflective analysis of developing a digital outcome

Available 2020