2.04 Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome (91893 L2 4cr)

This is a 4 credit internal

This achievement standard involves using advanced[1] techniques to develop a digital media outcome[4].

Click here to access the NZQA Digital Technology Achievement Standards page.

What is meant by advanced techniques changes depending on the type of digital media outcome you are producing. Browse the specific topic pages for more information.


Use advanced techniques to develop a digital media outcome

This involves you:You can show this by:
using appropriate tools and techniques for the purpose and end-users
applying appropriate data[5] integrity procedures
applying appropriate testing[2] procedures
using relevant conventions for the media type
explaining relevant implicationsYou can find more information on relevant implications here.
You must choose implications that are relevant to the outcome you are designing.

Examples of relevant implications include:

Examples of advanced techniques can include:

Advanced[1] TechniqueExample / Explanation
creating or customising scripts, code or presents
using a combination of steps to manipulate or enhance elements
using a third-party library
using composite effects
using any complex[6] techniquesSee Level 3 standard

Achievement with Merit

Use advanced techniques to develop an informed digital media outcome

This involves you:You can show this by:
using information from testing procedures to improve the quality of the digital media outcome
applying relevant conventions to improve the quality of the outcome
addressing relevant implications

Achievement with Excellence

Use advanced techniques to develop a refined digital media outcome

This involves you:You can show this by:
iterative improvement throughout the design[7], development and testing process to produce a high-quality outcome
using efficient tools and techniques in the outcome’s production

Examples of efficient tools and techniques include:

  • management of assets
  • using stylesheets
  • master pages or student developed templates
  • commenting
  • character[3] formatting controls
  • reusing objects, styles and/or frames
  • html/css validation procedures
  • optimisation of media assets.
Terms definitions
1. advanced. In senior Technology programmes, the term “advanced” is used to identify curriculum level 7 (NCEA Level 2) specialist knowledge and skills. Further explanation can be found in the explanatory notes of the subject specific standards. The progression is from “basic” (curriculum level 6) to “advanced” (curriculum level 7) through to “complex” (curriculum level 8).
2. testing. Testing is about confirming decisions and ensuring that the desired result is produced form and outcome or component.
3. character. A data type used to store a single character. Often enclosed in ‘a’
4. outcome. Products and systems developed through Technological Practice for a specific purpose. A technological outcome is evaluated in terms of its fitness for purpose, and can be described by their physical and functional nature.
5. data. Raw facts or figures without context or meaning. e.g. 1, “Boris”, False
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