Each learning unit will become available as listed on the Schedule all the

Each learning unit will become available as listed on

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Each learning unit will become available as listed on the “Schedule”, all the units will not be available at the beginning of the semester but will only become available as and when they are required. Doing a qualification such as the National Diploma in IT through Unisa is the same as doing it through any of the residential institutions. This means that you need to spend as much time on each of your modules as you would if you were attending classes. In this section we will give you a breakdown of the time you will need to spend on this module in order to complete it successfully. This module is on level 5 of the NQF (National Qualifications Framework) and it contributes 12 credits towards your final qualification. According to the Department of Education, you should therefore spend 120 notional hours completing this module; these hours include time spent studying, doing the online activities, completing assignments and writing the exam. The module is run over a semester of 14 weeks, and 2 hours is deducted from the notional hours for the exam. The time you will need to spend on this module will thus be as follows: 118 (hours) ÷ 14 (weeks) = 8,25 hours per week per module
8 8,25 (hours) ÷ 7 (days) = 1,18 hours per day per module Look at your own schedule, depending on how many modules you have been enrolled for. If you are registered for 4 modules, for example, you will need to spend a minimum of 5½ hours per day on your studies. Using this and the Scheduleprovided on myUnisa, you need to set a study schedule to ensure you keep up to date with your studies.The notional hours attached to the module is divided as follows: Hours Activity 8 Purchase prescribed books Register on my.unisa.ac.za Get hardware and software in place 15 Study theoretical concepts from prescribed book 30 Complete practical examples and exercises in prescribed book 5 Participate in online discussion 5 Compile and submit Blog posts 20 Complete formative assessment 10 Complete online self assessments 25 Prepare for summative assessment 2 Complete summative assessment This is very important as there is no time in the semester system to catch up if you’ve fallen behind. You will have to draw up a study plan/timetable for yourself according to the schedule and then stick to it. 7 ASSESSMENT 7.1 Assessment plan The following assessment will take place during this semester: Self assessment – to be completed every week on myUnisaafter completing a specific chapter, immediate electronic feedback will be provided. Self assessment – to be completed every week after completing a specific chapter, questions at the end of the chapter and suggested solutions on myUnisaunder Addition Resources. Assignment 1 – questions later on in this Tutorial Letter, to be submitted on myUnisaon or before the indicated due date. The assignment will cover the work completed in Chapter 1, 2 and 3 from the prescribed book.

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