Assessment 3: Reflective essay

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Assessment overview

This assessment task requires you to write a reflective essay on the topic below, in 1500 words. All references should be appropriately cited using Harvard or APA style.

Assessment details
Based on your experience in this unit, reflect on your role as a 21st century learner and professional and how it has developed as part of your experiences as a consumer, producer and sharer of information for professional and academic communication.
Specifically address the following points:

Discuss how your 21st century work skills have developed as part of your experiences in this unit as a consumer, producer and sharer of online sources of information. Provide examples to demonstrate.
Discuss how the development of an informational resource, or your work in the discussion board, has helped you understand how to evaluate the credibility of online sources in an academic environment. Draw on relevant learning theories to help explain your response.
Consider aspects of the online world you have encountered in COM10003 (Blackboard Collaborate). What is it about these spaces that enhance collaboration? What is it about these spaces that make collaborating more difficult? Identify some of the advantages and limitations and reflect on how you might exploit advantages and overcome the limitations.
Use the literature to support your discussion.

Submission details

This assessment will be submitted via Turnitin. See the Assessment 3 section of Blackboard for more detailed information.

Assessment criteria

Role of the online world in the development of knowledge and skills.
Evaluating the credibility of online sources.
Identifying advantages and limitations of working collaboratively online.
Demonstrated use of the literature (unit readings, learning materials and further research) to support your discussion.
Structure of essay including introduction, discussion of key points and conclusion.
Appropriate language and expression with attention to correct spelling and grammar.
Referencing in Harvard or APA style.