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Assignments -Summer Institute 2022

Assignment Name


Graduate Competencies & Course Learning Outcomes

Learning/reflection diary.

For each lecture, students will demonstrate their capacity to comprehend and critically reflect upon the content and readings from thereby providing a written summary of their key takeaways, new insights, and lingering questions from the workshop.

Outline one key takeaway from the lecture, covering the following: Describe the takeaway, and how it links to one or more of the perspectives/issues presented in the courses. Why did I find this interesting/surprising? How might this be important (e.g. how/where could this be applied to create value)? What would I need to know to build on this?

(500 words for each takeaway)


1.1, 1.4, 32

LO1, LO2, LO5

This assignment and its learning outcomes build towards assignment two.


For each lecture, identify three further readings to expand your knowledge of the perspective/issue (i.e., should not be from the required readings for the course). Present this in the form of an annotated bibliography organized by workshop/topic using APA citation style.


1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 4.1

LO2. This learning outcome builds upon assignment one.

Individual reflection and critical analysis of Blockathon solutions.

a.     Participation in Hackaton solution 15%

Active engagement within the context of a team throughout the two days of the Blockathon.

b.     Reflection on their own solution 20%

Write a 1,000-word reflection that describes your team’s solution. How does it bring together the social, data/records, and technical perspectives to create value? Why is blockchain/DLT key to this?

Reflect upon your solution through the lens of one of the following professional perspectives (information/business/technical/law). What key issue(s) in this domain is your solution addressing? What are its strengths? What are its limitations?

c.     Evaluation of other solutions 15%

Pick two other teams’ Blockathon solutions to evaluate. Write a 1,000-word reflection of what you learned from your analysis of these solutions? What stuck out was especially insightful, and why? What did you think was lacking, or something they could have done better?

50% total, see the breakdown on the left.

1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 5.1

LO3, LO4

This assignment takes place at the end of the course and builds upon all of the coursework and the previous assignments.