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    I have been discussing fitness for purpose in the broadest sense with my students and would like to seek clarity on this. Can you explain to me what students should consider in fitness for purpose in its broadest sense in a digital context? I wonder if there are generic understandings that would apply to all of the digital medias used – print, information systems, web, game design, and programming – but also some that would be only specific to a particular area.

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    Fitness for purpose in its broadest sense relates to the outcome itself as well as to the practices used to develop the outcome. This is a curriculum level 8 concept and is referred to in the generic achievement standards at NCEA Level 3.

    Some of the areas students could consider when demonstrating understandings of this concept and/or applying this within practice are shown in the table on pages 2–7 of the PDF below. These suggestions should not be considered exhaustive and students will find other ideas that relate to particular outcomes.

    Fitness for purpose in its broadest sense in a digital context (PDF, 129 KB)

    Some teachers have found that, when developing a brief that allows fitness for purpose in the broadest sense, it works well to have students develop specifications for the two aspects. That is, students categorise their specifications as either being for the outcome itself or for the practices to be undertaken to develop the outcome. This helps to reinforce that students must consider more than just fitness for purpose (as is the practice at NCEA Level 2).

    Examining and critiquing the practice of technologists within the framework of fitness for purpose in its broadest sense can also assist students to develop their understandings of this concept.

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    Can you explain to me what students should consider in fitness for purpose in its broadest sense in a programming context?

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    The resource Top scholar 2016: A monitoring system for the Orokonui Ecosanctuary includes a discussion of fitness for purpose in its broadest sense as applied to this project which included programming.

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