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Introduction to ITEC 1001, Dr. K. Nagel

Final Exam

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Final Project

Final Presentation Topics

  • Topic should be agreed upon by all group members
  • Each team member is expected to conduct independent research to find out more about the topic (i.e. do not just pick a topic because one person in the group knows a lot about it)
  • You can select a topic outside of this list with approval from the instructor
    • Networks for Automobiles
    • Designing for Children
    • The Disappearing Computer (Ubiquitous Computing)
    • Linux operating system
    • Digital divide: what it is and technology to bridge the gap
    • Computer animation
    • Assistive technologies
    • Social networking sites (e.g. Facebook, Linked In)
    • Global positioning systems
    • Smart clothes
    • Computer forensics
    • RFID applications in business
    • Protecting against Cyber crime
    • IT applications in Healthcare
    • Open Source software used in business
    • Green computing (IT and the environment)
    • Blogging as a professional tool
    • IT and the Travel industry (travel agencies, airlines, hotels, etc.)
    • IT in education
    • Robotics


The purpose of the group project is to practice effective collaboration techniques, enhance oral and written communication skills, and apply software skills learned. You will be working in teams of two.

Your presentation needs the following parts:

  1. Overview/purpose of the technology (approximately 1-3 minutes)
  2. History and Current use of the technology (approximately 2-3 minutes)
  3. Advantages and disadvantages of the use of the technology (approximately 1-3 minutes)
  4. Emerging trends/state of the art in the technology (approximately 1-3 minutes)
  5. Ethical or legal issues in the use or emerging technology (approximately 1-3 minutes)
  6. Conclusion (1-3 minutes)
  7. Acknowledge at least 8 sources (Placed on the final slide)

Each team should meet the following deadlines:

  • Before Friday, April 11 – Select your teammate(s) and get topic approved. Topic can be from the list provided or your own. Create your team page on wiki.ggc.usg.edu and your individual class member page (10 points)
  • Wednesday, April 16th – On the Wiki, submit your individual research related to this topic (20 points). Note: This is an individual assignment. So each person in the group should find his/her own articles related to the topic, on the Wiki linked to your own page and to the group project page.
  • By Monday, April 21st – (10 points) Submit outline of PowerPoint presentation on your team Wiki. There should be one submission for each group.
  • Prior to class on Wednesday, April 23rd – (30 points) Submit final PowerPoint presentation file in WebCT. There should be one submission for each group. Failure to submit this file on time will result in a loss of 5 points.
  • Present in class, beginning, Wednesday, April 23rd (30 points)

Links to PowerPoint Guidelines

  • Audio annotated PowerPoint from Univ of Nebraska,[1]
  • Effective Presentation Guidelines, from Univ. of So. Dakota, [2]
  • PowerPoint Does Rocket Science--and Better Techniques for Technical Reports, by Edward Tufte


Style of Presentation Pointers

(from Univ of Colorado)
  • Don't read from the slide-- vary your choice of words.
  • Don't talk to the screen; maintain eye contact with the audience.
  • Use a laser pointer to indicate salient features of the slide as you speak.
  • Speak loudly and articulate

Links to Team Project Pages

Karen & Will - Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

Samuel & Sabra - RFID's

Rabia & Michelle - Computer Animation

Niki and Alyssa- Protecting Against Cyber Crime

Adam & Natalie - Robotics

Chanelle & Elizabeth - IT in Education

Billy & Homero - Green Computing

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