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Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani

Work-Integrated Learning Programmes Division

First Semester 2016-2017
Course No.
Course Title
Nature of Assignment
Date of Assignment


: SS ZG514
: Assignment: Education through Social Media
: 10%
: Approx 2 months.
: August 15 to October 30, 2016

No. of Pages


Students have been grouped into groups of 30 to 40 students.

Not participation in survey will mean you do not wish to take the assignment.
Late entries will be permitted to participate with penalty. Please participate in survey posted at elearn: taxila.

A faculty member has been assigned to each group.

The faculty member will be the final authority in evaluating the members of the groups assigned to

Each Group will be assigned one pattern. The groups are named by pattern name.
The group members are to bring up illustrations through examples of situations that they have
seen this pattern in use. Members may search the internet and find example of the use of this
package, give references from their work background or propose based on their study.
Other members may ask questions based on presentations done by any one member.
Members may share links to work done and shared in their local Google Drive and make the
link sharable by all users in the domains.
Prepare a directory in your Google Drive. Go to the Share Option and click the advance options.
Choose [change] against "Specific people can access" which is the default. the following screen
will appear in which you should choose the option indicated below:


Each member should share his/her experience and clarify doubts from amongst group members.
Particular emphasis should be on context, solution, variations and side-effects should be brought



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Members should also mention how the GRASP principles (Basic 5 as well as 3Ps and 1I) are
used in the examples presented. Also discuss in the context of SOLID. Intelligent questions
leading to a meaningful discussion is also a creditable contribution.
Students should demonstrate their knowledge of "StarUML" and share the documents UML
diagrams they prepare to demonstrate the pattern under discussion and its practical examples.

Faculty Evaluation:




Faculty members will be scoring individual comments made in the respective groups and may
even score a comment made in the General Discussion Forum and Question-Answer Forum.
Students should comment discussion forums in the course very professionally because the
faculty members are free to score any forum comment. A low score can pull down your average
score. Discussion and Question/Answer forums may be scored by any faculty member while
assignment forums will only be scored by assigned faculty or the lead faculty. This score will be
translated to a score between 0 and 5.
The assigned faculty will give a grade of A,B,C,D,E to all members of the group. A faculty
member will be handling a number of groups. He/she will normally give an A and Ds to about
15% each and about 35% in each of B and C. These grades will translate into 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
mark/s. Non participation will get a 0. The grades may not be uniform across groups and some
groups may do better than others.
The two scores above will add to a score between 0 and 10.
Faculty will interact in the group to stimulate discussion and may even ask question to elicit a
response. They may even state facts to clarify a cloudy situation. Instructions given by the
faculty member will be final and all participants are expected to abide. Failure to do so may
result to exclusion from the group.
Faculty will be looking for use of technology, comfort with social media, leadership values,
communication ability, technical knowledge and social propriety while evaluating involvement

Concluding Remarks


Students are to appreciate that in today's environment process and management of process plays
a very important role in assuring product and service quality.
This assignment is our attempt to establish better education process and our attempt to develop a
method for process evaluation and control rather than evaluation of product as done in
conventional assignments, quizzes and tests. We wish to establish that this process will not only
result in evaluation but will also be an end in itself in that it will be a learning experience.
This type of approach is likely to form the basis for future education system wherein a copy and
submit assignment will no longer form a basis for bypassing the evaluation process. You will be
evaluated in an environment which will attempt to emulate a real world situation where project
engineers use Social Media in a Mobile Environment, and Analytics is used based on
information shared over Cloud. [SMAC]. Social: Our discussion forums; Mobile: Each student
on the move where his location does not matter and they need not meet up; Analytics: Our
faculty will use analytics techniques which are under development and Cloud: All information is
being shared over cloud using Taxila and Google Drive (using the BITS EMAIL LOGIN]

We look for your cooperation as we move you into a new era in education technologies and techniques.



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