Multimedia Industry – Class 7

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Today’s Class

  • Assessment Work
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Assessment Work

Today’s class will be used for assessment work.

Assessment 1

If you had trouble getting responses from businesses please do a refined Google search including your questions with the terms print industry (or similar: Print sector, print employment, print employee, etc). Look for articles and posts about  the print industry and the employment opportunites.

Next formulate your answers to your questions based on your findings. Always state your source of information.

Assessment 2

First look up the definition for the term in question. Fill in the textbook definition, write down the source (book title, author, publisher and year or URL/web address of web page and next write your own definition. There are 47 terms to look up in total. You will need 30 correct answers for a COM.

A tipp: If you cannot find the correct term, do a Google search and include words like:

  • printing terms
  • printing terminology
  • printing industry
  • printing vocabulary

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Multimedia Industry – Class 6

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Today’s Class

  • Assessment 1
  • Assessment 2
  • Feedback

Assessment 1

You will need to complete your questionnaire in today’s class. Have a minimum of 10 questions listed.

The assessment is due next week, so if you could contact businesses asap, either over the phone, in person or by email. If you have any difficulties please speak to me.

Please send more than one e-mail out. You cannot expect everyone to reply to your email.

Your Email:

Make sure to use a professional email address. I would prefer if you would use your Kangan student e-mail, but if you use a Gmail or Hotmail account please ensure that it just has your name in the email address and not the name of your favourite song.

Below is an example of the text you may use in your email:

To Whom It May Concern,

I am currently studying a Cert IV in PGA (Print and Graphic Arts) at Kangan Institute.

I need to research employment opportunities in your industry and was hoping that you could help me with your expertise. Would you be so kind to answer the questions below? There is also an attached document with the questions.

Kind regards,

Name: First and Surname

Email: your email address

Phone: your phone contact number (in case that they have a question)

Report:

You will need to write a report (Task 4). Make sure to write what your findings are, what you learnt from the responses and if there is anything that surprised you. You can make some comparisons between responses and businesses.

Assessment 2

Assessment 2 Multimedia Industry is called a research diary. You need to research and answer all the questions on 8 pages. You will need to supply your own definition, a researched definition, an image and a video. All found material needs to be referenced. See attachment.

Note: Sometimes a video might not help in understanding the term (eg Adobe DreamWeaver). In that case you can write n/a.

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Multimedia Industry – Class 5

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Today’s Class

Assessment

We will use today’s class for you to work on the assessment. I will walk around and look at your progress. We can discuss strategies on how to speak to potential employers on the phone.

Below is a listing of the tasks (as per last week):

Task 1:

Look into the yellow pages and collect details for 20 businesses:

  • List 10 businesses with a print or graphic design background
  • List 10 businesses with a digital media focus. Web, adverts, film and media

Make sure to have business name, type of business, contact details incl email and web address.

Task 2:

Develop a short questionnaire. Have a minimum of 10 questions. Your questions should be able to be answered on the phone or by e-mail.

The aim of your questionnaire is to

  • establish the chances for a Cert IV PGA Graduate and Diploma of PGA Graduate of finding employment and
  • find out what businesses in target industries are looking for in employees.

You can use the questions below to get you started.

  • What skill set are you looking for in an employee (eg Graphic Designer, Print operator…)
  • What soft skills are you looking for in a new employee?
  • In your expert opinion is your industry growing? Please describe (the sectors)!
  • I am [state your age] [gender] [currently studying a Cert IV in PGA at Kangan Institute]. Would I be able to find employment with you?
  • What advice do you have for me?

Task 3:

Interview 2 businesses (one from each group). You need to collect a contact person’s name and their job title. Aim for the highest up in a business. Write all the answers down. It might be a good idea to e-mail them the questionnaire, so that they read it as you ask them.

Make sure to check the spelling of names. Some people may get insulted if you misspell names.

Task 4:

Write a report with your opinion of your findings.

Details:

Hand everything in as a Word document. Include your full name and Student ID. Submit the final product on MyKangan.

Due Dates:

Task 1 + 2: 26/8//13 – We will work on it in class.

Tasks 3 + 4: 9/9/13

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Multimedia Industry – Class 4

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Today’s Class

  • Assessment Task 1
  • Feedback

Assessment Task 1

This assessment is an industry study. You will need to find businesses that you could see yourself work for.

Task 1:

Look into the yellow pages and collect details for 20 business:

  • List 10 businesses with a print or graphic design background
  • List 10 businesses with a digital media focus. Web, adverts, film and media

Make sure to have business name, type of business, contact details incl email and web address.

Task 2:

Develop a short questionnaire. Have a minimum of 10 questions. Your questions should be able to be answered on the phone or by e-mail.

The aim of your questionnaire is to

  • establish the chances for a Cert IV PGA Graduate and Diploma of PGA Graduate of finding employment and
  • find out what businesses in target industries are looking for in employees.

You can use the questions below to get you started.

What skill set are you looking for in an employee (eg Graphic Designer, Print operator…)
What soft skills are you looking for in a new employee?
In your expert opinion is your industry growing? Please describe (the sectors)!
I am [state your age] [gender] [currently studying a Cert IV in PGA at Kangan Institute]. Would I be able to find employment with you?
What advise do you have for me?

Task 3:

Interview 2 businesses (one from each group). You need to collect a contact person’s name and their job title. Aim for the highest up in a business. Write all the answers down. It might be a good idea to e-mail them the questionnaire, so that they read it as you ask them.

Make sure to check the spelling of names. Some people may get insulted if you misspell names.

Task 4:

Write a report with your opinion of your findings.

Details:

Hand everything in as a Word document. Include your full name and Student ID. Submit the final product on MyKangan.

Due Dates:

Task 1 + 2: 26/8//13 – We will work on it in class.

Tasks 3 + 4: 9/9/13

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Multimedia Industry – Class 3

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Today’s Class

  • Printing Methods – Teamwork
    • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Paper Finishes

Printing Methods – Teamwork

We will continue viewing the second presentation/s from last week by Hwan, Nawras and Maryam on: Web, Flexography and Digital Printing.

Paper Finishes

When completed we will look at more print related terminology. Please open the documents below, I will discuss them in class.

Today we will focus on paper finishes. Follow my in-class instructions.

Sources of information:

Print Related – Graphic Design School   MediaWorks-Chapter3

You might also visit the K.W.Doggett Site. The paper sample that I have brought in is from there.

Homework

Well, it is not much of a homework rather than following up on this class :

  • View the presentations of student works below
  • Read through the document: MediaWorks-Chapter3 – pages 2-6 (Page Layout Basics, Paper Stock, Printing Methods)  and write down any questions that you have for class

Student Work

Below are PowerPoint Shows by students researching Printing Processes:

Three Printing Methods by Annabel and Lylah

Three Printing Methods by ‘Hwan’ Sukanit R

Web Printing by Maryam C

Flexography by Nawras S

Multimedia Industry – Class 2

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Today’s Class

  • Printing Methods – Teamwork
    • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Paper Finishes

Printing Methods – Teamwork

Please complete a PowerPoint presentation for last week’s Word document on Printing Processes. Include all the processes mentioned in the file.

We will view the presentations at 10:15am.

NOTE: We did not commence on paper finishes today and will continue with it next week.

Lylah and Anabel presented Lithography, Screen Printing and Gravure.

Hwan, Nawras and Maryam will present next week: Web, Flexography and Digital Printing.

Paper Finishes

When completed we will look at more print related terminology. Please open the documents below, I will discuss them in class.

Today we will focus on paper finishes. Follow my in-class instructions.

Sources of information:

Print Related – Graphic Design School   MediaWorks-Chapter3

You might also visit the K.W.Doggett Site. The paper sample that I have brought in is from there.

Multimedia Industry – Class 1

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Today’s Class

  • Introduction to Delivery Format
    • Looking at RAE
    • Looking at MyKangan
  • Introduction to the Content
  • In-class Task

Introduction to Delivery Format

Good morning and my apology that I am missing today’s class.

This class will be delivered in 2 hour schedules every Monday morning. The content will be posted on this blog as well as on MyKangan. Tasks, discussions and research will be conducted inside the 2 hour slot and at home.

You are expected to work towards goals independently and to be able to operate as part of a team. In a work place you will sometimes be lucky to work with people that you easily get along with, but unfortunately you might often have to work with people that you might not easily get along with. A professional looks beyond this and finds ways to function in a professional environment with a range of personalities.

Assessments:

Important: You need to submit all your assessments on MyKangan. It is your responsibility to follow up due dates and access to MyKangan.

  1. Day 1 Task – this task is a simple comprehension task to establish student participation. (due: after the first class
  2. Assessment 1 Multimedia Industry
  3. Assessment 2 Multimedia Industry

RAE – Research and Exploration or Class of Federico

This blog will be or main form of contact. It will be accessible from anywhere as long as you have internet access.

The web address is http://www.classoffederico.wordpress.com, and the name is RAE – Research and Exploration – Never Stop Learning or Class of Federico.

Make sure to leave comments on a regular basis. Any questions that you have can be posted as a comment. The posts for each class will be released prior to the class and in some cases the evening before.

A link above the blog’s banner with the title ‘New Cert IV PGA’ will let you access all classes and posts according to class.

RAE has many links listed to improve your learning experience. Links for Learning is filled with great websites. Please explore these links for 10 mins or so. Find an interesting post or article and write in 2 – 3 sentences what it was about. Provide a link and post both – the link and the 3 sentences as a comment on this post. Leave your name and e-mail address. The e-mail will not be published.

Adobe TV
Dzine Blog
Computer Arts Magazine
Shortcutworld

Make sure to explore the links when you have some free time. The best learning is done by yourself exploring and questioning.

MyKangan

MyKangan is Kangan’s content delivery platform for all classes. You will find all the content on MyKangan and as stated before: you will submit your assessments here.

To access MyKangan please open Kangan’s student portal and click on MyKangan. Next find the class by unit title. This can be a bit hard to see, so make sure to know the unit titles.

I will run you through this in person.

This is also where you will submit your assessments. You will find hyperlinks with names such as Submit Assessment  1 here.

You can send messages to your teacher and you can leave comments as well. I am always open to suggestions, so please feel free to forward ideas about content or software that you would like to cover.

Any questions?

Introduction to Content

These units will be covered:

Please click on the link to view the Unit of Competency Text.

In-class Task

Open the two files below and complete the task for today. Use the text provided ‘MediaWorks – The Industry Guide’ as well as other resources (including the Internet). Please e-mail me the completed document.

Class Task – Print Terms 01

MediaWorks-Chapter3

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