PURPOSEThis is an individual project. You are asked to explore and critically review the unit materials and reflect on your understanding of foundational concepts in organisational informatics. The purpose is to: demonstrate a level of understanding of the relevance of OI related concepts, models and theories andengage with the cases and topics presented in the unit in relation to the OI frameworkbe able to explain how these are applied to organisational settings. Key learning objectives are to: interpret the body of knowledge that underpins organisational informaticscritically analyse and evaluate how academic literature, unit materials and the media contribute to your individual learning and understanding of organisational informatics, drawing on real-world examples.articulate your understanding of topics and issues that are central to OI, at the level of a new professional working with responsibilities in relation to organisational information, data and systems. Key academic skills and practice objectives are to:   actively engage with the materials presented in the unitdevelop professional writing practice suitable to providing short critical reviews and critically reflective outputsdevelop academic practice in both writing and articulating your understanding based on critical review and analysis of the materials.
Weighting 30% of UnitThis Project will be assessed at three points through the unit: Week 12 10%  PORTFOLIO OF CRITICAL WRITING Week 13 15%    ONE:ONE PORTFOLIO INTERVIEW Please note the ONE:ONE PORTFOLIO INTERVIEW is dependent on and directly related to your portfolio submission; the interview cannot be completed until the portfolio is submitted and reviewed by your tutor.
  Due Dates (CLAYTON)A2 ONE:ONE ACADEMIC PRACTICE PROGRESS REVIEW : A2 PORTFOLIO SUBMISSION ON MOODLE: Week 12 Friday 24 May Submission of a single file of 6 critical reflections with a single reference list on Moodle. A2 ONE:ONE PORTFOLIO INTERVIEW: During Week 13 and no later than Friday 31 May (times during Week 13 for interviews will be arranged based on tutor availability.) The time allocated for the one:one interview is 10 minutes per student via Zoom with your tutor. The interview will take about 8 minutes.     Please note due dates are very important for this assignment. You may forfeit the 5% grade if you do not attend your Applied Class in Week 7. You should notify the CE & apply for special consideration if you have extenuating circumstances. Your one:one interview can only be conducted if your portfolio is submitted on time for tutors to review. Your portfolio can only be assessed in relation to your interview. You should notify the CE & apply for special consideration if you have extenuating circumstances. For example, if you are unable to submit the portfolio on time and/or you cannot attend the final interview in Week 13.   Please note that any delay in finalising the assessment components for Project2 may delay your final results being released for the unit and/or result in a null grade for the Assignment.
Your TaskYour portfolio must be a single file with 6 individual critical reflections which cover the unit materials as below.
Developing your PortfolioThe word guide and schedule for each reflection is shown:
 Reflection 1: Weeks 1 & 2 – Introduction to OI (500 words) Reflection 2: Weeks 3 to 5 – Structure (650 words) Reflection 3: Weeks 6 to 8 – Practices/Processes (650 words)
 Week 7: One-to-One Academic Practice Progress Review [Applied Class (5%)]
 Reflection 4: Week 9 & 10 – Complex Systems – Guest Lecture (500 words) Reflection 5: Week 11 – Health Case Study – Lecture and Applied Session (500 words) Reflection 6: An overview / personal synopsis of the unit (200 words)
 Portfolio total words 3,000 words
 Week 12 Final Portfolio Submission to Moodle (10%)
 Week 13 Final One-to-One Interview (15%)
 Writing for your portfolio
 In brief – your critical writing should not be simple essays on a topic. They are critical reviews of the materials and cases given in the unit and brief reflections on your understanding of OI in relation to these examples.
 Each individual piece of writing should be written as a critical reflection. This needs to be: concise,interesting and informativeoriginal in its consideration of a case, example, concept from the unitinclude an aspect of reflective writing in the postsconsider a theory, model and/or framework as presented in the unit.
 Sources: Referencing & citations for your portfolio
 For each critical reflection you must include at least two direct quotations from two separate readings. Please cross-reference the unit reading list to ensure you follow this requirement.
 Your portfolio must include a cover sheet / Title page with your details, unit & Projecttitle.
Preparing for your 1:1 Portfolio ReviewA good preparation for the portfolio review would be to review the topics each week and be confident that you understand the key points you expressed in your portfolio. Review of the lecture materials and tutorial work up to Week 10 is also recommended. Please attend the consultation sessions throughout the unit to help your preparation for this assessment.
SubmissionYour portfolio should be via the Moodle Project2 Submission. Note that upon submission to Moodle you are declaring the work is wholly your own original work. TurnitIn will be used for similarity checking of all submissions.   Please note: Plagiarised, copied material, material that is considered to have been sourced via generativeAI and purely essay style posts will not be graded and any issues with poor academic practice will be referred to the Chief Examiner for academic integrity review.


Please join the weekly consultation sessions which will take you through more details on:

  • getting started on your portfolio
  • the writing style appropriate for your portfolio
  • using prescribed and personally sourced material for your portfolio
  • expected citation formats and referencing
  • how to prepare for the A2 progress review
  • how to finalise your portfolio with an overview reflection
  • how to prepare for the A2 1:1 interview.



Each student will have about 3 minutes. All portfolio folders, work in progress and materials must be in English

You will need to show & describe to your tutor your portfolio as a work in progress via your laptop &/or via hard copy materials (roughly 1 mark will be noted for each point).

  • The structure for your portfolio management (eg folder and document management setup)
  • The sources being used in your portfolio to date (eg downloaded sources in your own folder)
  • The method of sourcing and notating your sources (eg downloaded from google scholar, printed out with highlighted text)
  • Your portfolio writing in progress which should include: A final piece of writing for Weeks 1 to 2 / A close to final draft for Weeks 3 – 5 and an outline plan for weeks 6 – 8. These should show examples of your selected quotations and citations in APA7 format.
  • A single reference list in progress for the writing to date. This should be in APA7 format.

If you cannot attend this session you might not be able to be assessed for this component unless you have formally notified us of eligibility for special consideration via email.


A marking guide will be made available on Moodle. The portfolio will be assessed based on your ability to clearly consider, interpret and outline IN YOUR OWN words:

  • CONTEXT / SYNOPSIS – Each critical reflection clearly refers to an example from a particular organisational domain, sector, field of interest or other setting as considered relevant to the topic. Overall the portfolio demonstrates suitable depth and breadth in considering relevant contexts of each topic.
  • CONTENT – Each critical reflection selects relevant topics to discuss and demonstrates an original perspective. Overall the portfolio suitably explores the unit materials alongside wider examples to provide a view of historic and/or current issues or initiatives relevant to OI
  • CRITICAL REVIEW – Each critical reflection demonstrates a more detailed exploration and comparison linked to relevant cases and topics of interest. Overall the portfolio presents a range of comparative discussions, debates and analysis from key texts and relevant wider sources.
  • CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS – Each critical reflection considers an appropriate conceptual aspect from the unit. Overall the portfolio demonstrates an ability to apply a range of theories, models and perspectives covered in the unit . The final reflection demonstrates a sound understanding of the OI framework.
  • CITATIONS and SOURCES – Each critical reflection demonstrates a closer reading of key unit sources and an ability to source other relevant materials. Overall the portfolio demonstrates sound academic practice including the ability to use cited quotations and to produce a sound single reference list in appropriate APA 6/7 style.


  • This is a summative assessment which will consider your ability to articulate and demonstrate an understanding of the points made in your portfolio.

●     Please attend one of the consultation sessions to help your preparation for this assessment.

If you cannot attend this session you might not be able to be assessed for this component unless you have formally notified us of eligibility for special consideration. Please be aware your results for the unit may be delayed if this assessment is not completed within Week 13.


WRITING, CITING AND REFERENCING                                                                        

References for your posts

The Unit’s recommended readings for each week will be made available on the Moodle site.

You can draw on any other reputable primary sources in addition to these readings. These can include other research articles, established news sources from named journalists and well known business and industry publications by authoritative sources (i.e., experts in the field).

You must clearly cite the article and any other sources used in your posts.

You must acknowledge ALL the sources that you use to develop your Projectsubmission, so that it is clear what are your ideas and what are the ideas of others.

Use the APA Citation Style ( to provide enough information about your references so that a future reader may locate and read the original source.

Please get in touch with the library team at any time during your studies – they are there to help support your learning and academic writing. Everyone at the University works on their writing practice through their studies, teaching and research life – so no-one should feel worried about asking for help and support to improve our writing skills.

Please also see Academic Integrity below.

Academic Integrity:                                                                                                  

Your submission must meet Monash University’s academic integrity standards, as detailed at, so that it is clear what are your ideas and what are the ideas of others.

In particular, please note the following from the ‘Student Academic Integrity Procedure’ of Monash, available at  data/assets/pdf_file/0004/2300935/Student-Academic-Integrity-Procedure.pdf

Text Box: Plagiarism is the act of using another person’s ideas or manner of expressing them and passing them off as one’s own, e.g. by failing to give appropriate acknowledgement. Specifically, it occurs when a student:
●	paraphrases other people’s work and/or ideas without a reference to the source;
●	copies other people’s work in whole or in part;
●	presents other people’s designs, codes or images as their own work;
●	appropriates cultural artefacts without permission and/or appropriate acknowledgement;
●	uses exactly the same phrases, passages or structure without quotation marks and/or without a reference to the source; or
●	reproduces provided lecture notes without acknowledgement.

The basic citing and referencing requirements are:

  • ALL the sources that you use in develop your Projectsubmission appropriately cited and referenced using the APA citation style (,
    • any direct quotes from sources clearly identified as such with the use of quotation marks, a citation and a reference,
    • NO patchwork paraphrasing/plagiarism
    • ANY and ALL use of generative AI tools must be appropriately acknowledged.

EXTENSIONS AND SPECIAL CONSIDERATION:                                                            

Policy for special consideration and late penalties for submission have recently changed, you can view the policy document here: The new regulation allows for short term extensions for each submission. However, any additional extension will require evidence (listed in the policy document) and a special consideration request:

Please also advise your tutor as soon as you have any concerns you will not meet an Projectdeadline if you are worried about this. Every day late will incur a penalty of 10% of the total possible marks for the assignment. Any submissions received after 7 days of the due date will not be marked.

If you do not attend the ONE:ONE ACADEMIC PRACTICE PROGRESS REVIEW for Project2 in Week 7, your tutors will not be able to provide feedback on your Projectpreparation; and will not be able to mark you for 5%. You will essentially forfeit 5 marks of this assignment.

All applications for extensions must be made in writing on the appropriate form and provide convincing reasons for the extension. Where appropriate, supporting material should also be provided. Note that there may be some delay in being notified of the allowable extension period and it is possible an extension may not be granted so you should continue to work on your Projectif possible.

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