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Course/Programme: BABS Foundation
Module Title: CFPBUS006 - Integrated Professional Skills in
the Digital Age
Module Leader: Chandranna Rayadurg
Assignment title: Individual Report
Date given out: tbc
Submission date: 28 th October 2019
Eligible for late submission (3 working days,
Method of submission: Online only Online and paper
Special instructions for submission (if any):
Date for results and feedback:
Employability skills assessed:
Learning outcomes assessed: Included in the assignment tasks
Referencing : In the main body of your submission you must give credit to authors on
whose research your work is based. Append to your submission a reference
list that indicates the books, articles, etc. that you have read or quoted in
order to complete this assignment (e.g. for books: surname of author and
initials, year of publication, title of book , edition, publisher: place of
Please include the following statement on the title page of the submitted
assignment, followed by your name:
I declare that this assignment is all my own work and that I have
acknowledged all materials used from the published or unpublished works of
other people. All references have been duly cited.
London School of Commerce
In association with the University of Suffolk
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Assessment : Individual Report (2000 - 3000 words)
Organisations and society tend to conduct various activities using the Internet from research
to purchasing products online. T hree most important ones are e -mail, web browsing, and
peer -to -peer services.
You are required to write a report on the following tasks:
1. Compare and contrast the positive and negative use of Internet to businesses and
2. Discuss the threatsfaced by organisations and society when using the Internet.
Identify the measures of security and privacy that should be taken when Internet
applications or services are used online .
3. Select any two different unified communications providers to compare and contrast
their features , applications and discussing their suitability for businesses.
This assessment addresses LO1 ,LO2 ,LO3 and LO4 :
LO1: Understand the key terms and considerations associated with using the internet
LO2: Take responsibility for personal security and privacy when using the internet
LO3: Develop online research skills
LO4: Develop digital communication skills
It is expected that you use current peer -reviewed journals and articles to ensure that
you have an in -depth understan ding of your topic particularly for the Literature
There must be sufficient linkage between theory and practice.
Harvard style of references should be used.
2000 - 3000 words
Formatting and Layout
Please note the following when completing your written project :
1. Writing: Written in English in an appropriate business/academic style
2. Focus: Focus only on the tasks set in the assignment.
3. Length: 20 1500 -3000 words .[with +/ - of 10%]
4. Document format: Report
5. Ensure a clear title, course, and ID number is on a cover /title slide
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Research: Research should use reliable and relevant sources of information on the Internet
ONLY . At least EIGHT references must be provided. LSC/UoS Integrated Professional Skills for Digital Age - Level 3 Foundation in Business Page 4
INDICATIVE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (for reference)
Work which fulfils all the criteria of the grade below, but at an exceptional
A very strong
80 - 89 Work of distinguished quality which is based on a rigorous and broad knowledge
base, and demonstrating sustained ability to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and
interpret concepts, principles and data within field of study, using defined
principles, techniques and/or standard for mats and applications. This will form the
basis for the development of sound arguments and judgements appropriate to the
field of study/ assessment task. There will be strong evidence of competence
across a range of specialised skills, using them to plan , develop and evaluate
problem solving strategies, and of the capability to operate autonomously and self -
evaluate with guidance in varied structured contexts. Outputs will be
communicated effect ively, accurately and reliably.
A clear Distinction 71 - 79 Work of very good quality which displays most but not all of th e criteria for the
A Distinction 70 Work of highly commendable quality which clearly fulfils the criteria for the grade
below, but shows a greater degree of capability in relevant
A very strong Merit 67 - 69 Work of commendable quality based on a strong factual/conceptual knowledge
base for the field of study, including an assured grasp of concepts and principles,
together with effective deployment of skills relevant to the discipline and
assessment task. There will be clear ev idence of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and
application, and the ability to work effectively within defined guidelines to meet
defined objectives. There will be consistent evidence of capability in all relevant
subject based and key skills, including th e ability to self -evaluate and work
autonomously under guidance and to use effectively specified standard tech niques
in appropriate contexts.
A strong merit 64 - 66 Work of good quality which contains most, but not all of the char acteristics of the
A clear Merit 61 - 63 Work which clearly fulfils all the criteria of the grade below, but shows a greater
degree of capability in relevant i ntellectual/subject/key skills.
Merit 60 Work of sound quality based on a firm factual/ conceptual knowledge base for the
field of study, demonstrating a good grasp of relevant principles/concepts,
together with the ability to organise and communicate effectively. The work may
be rather standard, but will be mostly accurate and provide some evidence of the
ability to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply standard methods/techniques,
under guidance. There will be no serious omissions or inaccuracies. There will be
good evidence of ability to take responsibi lity for own learning, to operate with
limited autonomy in predictable defined contexts, selecting and using relevant
techniques, and to demonstrate com petence in relevant key skills.
A very strong Pass 55 - 59 Work of capable quality which contains some of the characteristics of grade above.
A strong Pass 50 - 54 Work of satisfactory quality demonstrating a reliable knowledge base and
evidence of developed key skills and/or subject based skills, but containing limited
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A Pass 41 - 49 Work of broadly satisfactory quality covering adequately the factual and/or
conceptual knowledge base of the field of study and appropriately presented and
organised, but is primarily descriptive or derivative, with only occasional evidence
of analysis, synthesis, evaluation or application. There may be some
misunderstanding of key concepts/principles and limitations in the ability to select
relevant material or techniques and/or in communication or other relevant sk ills,
so that the work may include some errors, omissions or irrelevancies. There will
be evidence of ability to operate with limited autonomy in predictable defined
contexts, using standard techniques, and to meet threshold standards in relevant
key skil ls.
A bare Pass 40 Work of bare pass standard demonstrating some familiarity with and grasp of a
factual/conceptual knowledge base for the field of study, together with evidence
of some ability to employ specialist skills to solve problems within area of study,
but only just meeting threshol d standards in e.g. evaluation and interpretation of
data and information, reasoning and soundness of judgment, communication,
application, or quality of outputs. Work may be characterised by some significant
errors, omissions or problems, but there will b e sufficient evidence of
development and competence to operate in specified contexts taking
responsibility for the nature and quality of outputs.
A marginal Fail 30 - 39 Work which indicates some evidence of engagement with area of study in relation
to acquisition of knowledge and understanding of concepts and principles, and of
specialist skills, but which is essentially misinterpreted, and misapplied and/or
contains some significant omission or misunderstanding, or ot herwise just fails to
meet threshold standards in e.g. communication, app lication or quality of outputs.
A Fail 20 - 29 Work that falls well short of the threshold standards in relation to one or more
area of knowledge, intellectual, subject based or key skills. It may address the
assessment task to some extent, or include evidence of successful engagement
with some of the subject matter, but such satisfactory characteristics will be clearly
outweighed by major defic iencies across remaining areas.
A compr ehensive
0 - 19 Work of poor quality which is based on only minimal understanding, application or
effort. It will offer only very limited evidence of familiarity with knowledge or skills
appropriate to the field of study or task and/or demonstrate ina dequate capability
in key skills e ssential to the task concerned.
0 Nothing , or nothing of merit, presented .
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Marking Criteria Marks
1. Research -informed Literature
Extent of research and/or own reading, selection of credible sources, application of appropriate
2. Knowledge and Understanding of Subject
Extent of knowledge and understanding of concepts and underlying principles associated with
Interpretation of the findings from secondary literature search , with examples, where
4. Skills for Professional Practice - Communication, IC T and Numeracy
Attributes in professional practice: deployment of appropriate media; presentation and