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The Technology Context – B101

B101 coursework assignment 1

Academic year 2011/12



COURSEWORK DUE DATE

December 4, 2011

Coursework may be submitted up until midnight of the due date. The timestamp on the coursework submission page is final.



COURSEWORK DESCRIPTION

Write an article about the Domain Name System (DNS) that address the questions below:
  1. How would you describe the size of the Domain Name System?
  2. Which 3 components are the most important for DNS operations and how are they related to each other?
  3. How would you describe the function of the Domain Name System?
  4. Is the operation of the Domain Name System affected by any legislation in the UK?
  5. What is the most significant limitation to the continued operation of the Domain Name System?

The article must:

The article should inform the reader in a way that is easy to understand and reflects your own personal style. You may use supporting images, charts, diagrams and other visual elements from outside sources.

All external reference sources must be properly cited using the Harvard APA referencing and citation format. This coursework contributes 60% to the B101 unit mark.



COURSEWORK SUBMISSION

Coursework must be submitted online using the Mosaic website. Students are not permitted to write their coursework using Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat or similar programs. The coursework content (text and images) must be written directly within the Mosaic coursework submission page for each student.



ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

MarksCriteria
A The article demonstrates:
  • an ability to avoid the obvious and show insights that are individual and often unexpected
  • an awareness of both stated and unstated meanings of public information about the Domain Name System
  • a willingness to reflect and make connections between the Domain Name System, current events and/or personal experiences
  • a capacity to develop ideas flexibly and fluently, yet with control and purpose
  • an ability to use grammar for clarity and effect, as well as following conventional writing guidelines
  • thorough consideration of all aspects of the coursework questions
B The article demonstrates:
  • an ability to absorb and interpret public information about the Domain Name System
  • an awareness of connections between the Domain Name System and current events
  • a capacity to develop ideas with a clear sense of order and purpose
  • an ability to use grammar to express personal viewpoints, as well as following conventional writing requirements
  • thorough consideration of all aspects of the coursework questions
C The article demonstrates:
  • an ability to find and use public information about the Domain Name System
  • a capacity to support ideas with supporting examples and references, but, often without structure or purpose
  • an ability to follow conventional writing requirements, but with minimal awareness of choices that affect clarity and style
  • casual consideration of the coursework questions
D The article demonstrates:
  • an ability to find and use public information about the Domain Name System
  • an awareness of facts and opinions, but, often with lack of context and purpose
  • an attempt to follow conventional writing requirements, but with a number of avoidable mistakes
  • some consideration of the coursework questions
FAIL The article demonstrates:
  • lack of effort or ability to find and use public information about the Domain Name System
  • minimal effort to follow conventional writing requirements
  • minimal consideration of the coursework questions