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ITECH1100 – Understanding the Digital Revolution
Assessment Task – Video and Disruption Report
For this assessment task, you will create a written proposal and video about the impact of a
particular technology on an industry or field.
The purpose of this assignment is for you to develop your big-picture thinking, and to explore
various impacts of the ever-changing IT industry.
Timelines and Expectations
Percentage Value of Task: 25%
Due: Refer to Course Description
Minimum time expectation: 40 hrs
Learning Outcomes Assessed
The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment task:
A3. Apply business information software for data visualization and analysis purposes;
S2. Review a range of information system applications;
S3. Interpret and construct representations of business data flow and processes;
K2. State the uses of emerging technologies within key industry contexts; and
K6. Explain the concepts of software development within key industries.
Assessment Details
The Digital Revolution is not limited to the past – we should expect changes to continue for
the foreseeable future. The aim of this assessment is for you to explore how IT might change
a particular industry in the future, based on current trends and upcoming technologies.
Your topic must be
automatically generated, based on your student ID.
Please use the
Topic Generator link in Moodle, and choose only one of the topics available.
Topics are of the form:
“Disrupting {Industry or Activity} with {Technology}”.
Not all options are strictly technologies, some are applications of technology
Create an ePortfolio page which you will use to submit your work. Make sure you keep the
page private
– you do not need to set the visibility of your ePortfolio to public for this
assessment task.
Ensure you complete this step. ePortfolios are the best way we have to allow video
assignment submissions. Please don’t submit a Word or PDF document unless prior
approval is granted by your lecturer.
Access the Topic Generator through Moodle, and choose one of the available topics.
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Part one – Research
The first step to creating your video and report is to explore both the technology and the
industry, to understand the potential impacts.
Write a short description of the technology and the industry (150-300 words each), and
add both to your ePortfolio page. You may use any relevant sources, including websites,
blogs, tweets, journal articles and textbooks. Ensure you cite any sources appropriately.
If you are unsure of how to reference sources, please review the Academic Integrity
Module, or contact a Learning Skills Advisor. Plagiarism is not acceptable!
Part two – Brainstorming disruptions
For your topic, list at least four ways the technology may change or disrupt the
(50-150 words each). Include this list on your ePortfolio page.
Disrupt doesn’t necessarily mean bad – it just means a big change. You could think
about how Uber disrupted the taxi industry, or how Amazon disrupted the retail
If you are having trouble, remember that this is a creative task – it’s ok for your ideas
to be 10 or 30 years in the future. The more you can come up with at this stage the
better, even if you think your ideas are completely implausible.
Part three – Disruption
Choose a single one of your changes or disruptions.
Indicate in your ePortfolio which disruption you choose.
Identify one process within your industry or activity that would be affected by your chosen
disruption. For this process, determine its triggering
Event, any Activities, Decision Points,
and Actors/Resources, and finally an Outcome.
Provide a written description of how this process will be affected by your chosen
Support your written description with BPMN process models of the process before and
after disruption
The purpose of your models is to show the impact of the technology on the business
process; let that guide your level of detail.
Part four – Ethics
Identify at least four factors or constraints that may regulate the disruption described in part
three. Frame these within Lessig’s
pathetic dot theory. That is, market, law, architecture,
norms (social/ethical).
At least
one of these four factors must be an ethical constraint.
Write approximately 150 words on each of the factors identified above. Your ethical
constraint must be related to an
ethics framework, such as Utilitarianism or Deontology.
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Part five – Visualization and Video
Using Excel or a similar product, create a graphic or visualization to show how your
disruption will affect the industry in some way. This can be based on real data or estimates.
You may design an infographic if you prefer.
Explain how you approached designing the graphic or visualization, including an
interpretation if you have created a chart (150-300 words)
must create this graphic yourself. Appropriately reference any sources you use.
Using any software you like, create a two-minute video to accompany your report.
Two minutes is not very long. You don’t have to cover everything from your report, nor
all of your brainstormed ideas. You may choose to talk about several of your ideas at
a shallow level, or speak in more depth about just one. Pick whatever is going to make
the most engaging 2-minute video.
Your video can be made however you like – talking to camera; using narrated slides;
describing a sketch; animation, or combining multiple methods. Choose an approach that
best suits you and the content you are trying to deliver. Prefer screen recording software to
simply pointing a camera at a laptop.
Your video must include your visualization.
Regardless of how you choose to make sure your video, ensure:
sound and narration is clearly audible;
enough context is included to demonstrate understanding of the industry and the
technology, and the significance of the impact;
the length is between 1:45 and 2:15;
an appropriate sequence is followed so that a viewer can understand the context and
graphical elements are clearly legible.
Upload your video to one of the following services:
YouTube – Set it as Unlisted or Public.
Vimeo – Set it as Protected by password or Public.
Private videos cannot be marked.
Embed your video in your ePortfolio page as an External Media block.
To submit your assignment, submit your Mahara ePortfolio page via Moodle.
Marking Criteria / Rubric
Refer to the attached marking guide.
Feedback will be supplied through Moodle. Authoritative results will be published on

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Academic Misconduct
To submit your assessment task, you must indicate that you have read and understood, and
comply with, the Federation University Australia Academic Integrity and Student Plagiarism
policies and procedures
You must also agree that your work has not been outsourced, and is entirely your own
except where work quoted is duly acknowledged. Additionally, you must agree that your
work has not been submitted for assessment in any other course or program.

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ITECH1100 – Understanding the Digital Revolution
Marking Guide – Video and Disruption Report

Criteria Maximum Obtained
Written content
Accurate and succinct description of technology and industry
Brainstorming – ideas for at least four ways in which the tech may
impact or has impacted the industry. Ideas demonstrate
understanding of the technology and industry
Identification of process components and description
Supporting BPMN models
Identification of factors and constraints
3 2 2 2 2
Visualization is clear, well-labelled and interpretable
Description of design process is well-written and demonstrates
consideration for audience and clarity.
2 2
Video shows understanding and synthesis of ideas from research
and brainstorming
Easily understandable without requiring written materials; structure is
clear and appropriate
Visualization or graphic element incorporated meaningfully into
Creative, engaging and well presented
3 2 2 3
Quality of written work
Appropriate use of English and referencing (up to 3 marks deducted)
Quality of video work
No extended gaps at start or end of video; audio is an appropriate
level and minimally noisy; text and graphics are legible
(up to 2 marks deducted)
Length of video is within specified boundaries
(1 mark deducted, plus 1 additional mark deducted for every 30
seconds over or under)
Total 25