12 Digital Technology

12DIT
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss C. Greenwood

Digital Technology helps students to acquire the skills, project management and design thinking skills used in fields such as Software Engineering, Website Development, Creative Technologies, Database Development and Computer Science.

There are three main areas of learning:
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: we aim to help students be iterative in their planning and development of their outcomes, using modified Agile methodology and digital tools.
USER EXPERIENCE METHODOLOGIES: students will learn the theory and practical around how to design and plan an outcome using UX methods. They will learn the reasons for designing outcomes based on user experience, iterative development and user feedback.
SKILL DEVELOPMENT: tying these all together is the chosen skill or skills that the student will develop, chosen from one (or two) of databases, creative media, or programming, and also learning about a chosen area of computer science.

Course Content:
Students will complete one overall design and development project during the year, along with one external exam.

  • Learn one (or two) of the above digital technology skills during Term 1
  • Learn how to apply project management and user experience methodologies to plan an outcome
  • Design, plan and develop an authentic project based on an area that the student chooses, during Term 2 and 3

Students will choose from one external below, during half of Term 3 which will be assessed in Term 4:

  • Computer Science (external) - students will learn about aspects of the computer science area, or
  • Reflective Summary (external) - students will present a summary of developing a digital outcome

Course Assessment: 14 credits minimum, 19 credits maximum


Pathway

13 Digital Technology

Digital Technology is offered at Year 13, designed for University Entrance.
Future Careers: Computing, Programming, Computer Architecture, Systems Analysis, Software Development, Information Management Specialist, Database Administrator, Web Designer, Animations Specialist, PC Engineer, Network Engineer.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

A large capacity USB or portable hard drive is advised.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91891 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.2 - Apply conventions to develop a design for a digital technologies outcome
2
I
3
Y
A.S. 91892 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.3 - Use advanced techniques to develop a database
2
I
4
A.S. 91893 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.4 - Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome
2
I
4
A.S. 91896 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.7 - Use advanced programming techniques to develop a computer program
2
I
6
A.S. 91897 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.8 - Use advanced processes to develop a digital technologies outcome
2
I
6
A.S. 91898 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.9 - Demonstrate understanding of a computer science concept
2
E
3
Y
A.S. 91899 v1 Digital Technologies and Hangarau Matihiko 2.10 - Present a summary of developing a digital outcome
2
E
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 29 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.

Pathway Tags

Computing, Programming, Computer Architecture, Systems Analysis, Software Development, Information Management Specialist, Database Administrator, Web Designer, Animations Specialist, PC Engineer, Network Engineer


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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.