level of design:
I would say the person who wrote this thesis did not really pay attention on the design. The thesis is rather long, one font, two colors and multiple sizes, the smallest size is a little hard to read. It does not look like a designer made it, which is also not the case here. All in all design-wise it is ok to read, the font is not the best to rea in my oppinion and sometimes too small but it is readable.
degree of innovation:
The thesis is about the benefits of documentary practice in the Australian education sector as well as a valuable ancillary market for documentary producers and distributors. I know that some schools do show documentary films in schools, but I have never read about more deatils about how beneficial it really is, and there are also quite some books about film distribution. So I would say there is definitely some degree of innovation in the thesis, yet the topic is not totally new.
The thesis was written without cooperation with any other entities.
Outline and structure:
The outline describes in short the content of the thesis, which I think is done well. It brought to the point what the thesis is about. The structure is also very well done and everything is easy to find because of the well and very detailed structure of the table of contents. I am not too sure if I would made the table of content that long ( I would also have narrowed down the topic a little bit) but it definitely gives a very detailed few on what you can read in it.
Degree of communication:
The communication is good in my opinion, it is well to see what a quote is, though maybe a glossary would have been nice, in case someone who is not a filmmaker or film studies expert and wants to read this. But you can see throughout the whole thesis, it is not written for someone who has no knowledge about film yet.
Scope of the work:
The scope of the work is to show that the education sector in Australia has proven both a beneficiary of documentary practice as well as a valuable ancillary market for documentary producers and distributors. Digital distribution and access have contributed to unparalleled levels of choice for educators around the documentary content they can deploy in their teaching. However, scarce scholarly work exists on how educators are navigating this new abundance of digital content and to what extent this new variety and volume of documentary may be assisting the sustainability of the documentary sector within the attention economy. Consideration of documentary’s function within concepts of cineliteracy in media analysis will frame this research alongside the potential of cineliteracy to enhance outcomes for all stakeholders within the education market for documentary. Central outcomes of the research will include strategic industry analysis; impacts posed by digital innovations in distribution; and the challenges and opportunities facing both the documentary industry and wider education sector. Analysis of the formal and informal outreach work of key international film festivals, foundations and charities connecting documentary with education audiences will be undertaken. Findings from this analysis include best practice observations which may allow for improved approaches to documentary distribution, delivery and implementation in the Australian education sector.-Ruari Baroona Elkington. I think the topic is really interesting, because I want to create eductaional documentaries in the future.
Orthography and accuracy:
I think the thesis was well thought through, researched and checked. I am not an expert in the field, but I saw a lot of quotations from different sources, which shows me that the author researched the topic well. I also dont see any mistakes which would stand out to my eye.
The bibliography is about ten pages long, it consists out of books, magazines and web articles.