I received Assessment results on 31stJuly, so I think that now is the time to reflect on the feedback comments. The grade (67%) was around what I had expected, given the health problems I had experienced during the module and which affected my enthusiasm motivation and energy. The wording on the criteria sections mirrors that contained on the blue sheet “Assessment criteria for HE5 Visual Arts at OCA” under 2.1. but below are the Overall Comments and Feed Forward:-
A thorough and sensitive reflection on your own progress through this module sums up the work you have done. The work for assignment 4 and 5 have developed strongly into a really interesting and personal piece of playful and pertinent work. This is appropriately backed up with a clear understanding of theoretical context. The videos and postcards provide an appropriate consideration of material presentation.
This is good work from which to consider ways of building and strengthening your own personal voice and practice.
However, I was concerned that the separate blog I had created for my explorations of Second Life had not been accessed at all during the Assessment period, particularly as there was some material there which did not appear elsewhere and also constituted a different form of presentation and articulation of my response to the Project. After giving some thought to this I contacted OCA outlining my concern, noting the places in my Assessment submission where the URL for the separate blog was clearly signposted, and querying whether I had grounds to appeal against the outcome under Document B (Academic Regulatory Framework) Section 3.6 which relates to administrative error.
OCA responded very quickly and, in brief, my separate blog had now been reviewed against my main blog. The view was that it confirmed the marks received but would not materially add anything not already present in the main blog and physical submission. As there is clear reference in the feed-forward section on the results letter to the work submitted for Assignment 4 and 5, then there is no procedural irregularity in the marks or the process and therefore no grounds to Appeal against the Outcome.
That’s fair enough, but I am going to be very careful in future in terms of anything additional I create, submit for Assessment as there doesn’t seem much point in overloading myself with extra tasks to no good purpose. Tutor feedback will obviously be crucial in this respect.
On with Landscape now and my link for this is https://catherinebankslnd.wordpress.com