Prepared by: Dr Sai Lakkaraju Moderated by: Dr Jahan Hassan July 2017 Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines Trimester 2017.2 Unit Code BN105/BN105D Unit Title Information Technology for Users in Organisations Assessment Type Group Assignment Assessment Title Research Report and Presentation Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) â€¢ Understand the basic concepts of ICT as they are used in organisations and society, including the evolution of the role of ICT in business organisations and society. â€¢ Describe the information technology and communications technology infrastructure employed by business organisations. â€¢ Describe the business and information management processes and functions for which ICT is used in organisations, and in which ICT professionals are involved. Appreciate the importance of individual and organisational stakeholders in the specification and development of ICT systems. Weight 20% Total Marks 100 (75 for report and 25 for PowerPoint) Word limit 1,000 for report Due Date Week 11 for report. Week of presentation (10 or 11, your lecturer will announce in week 9) for PowerPoint. Submission Guidelines â€¢ All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date/time â€¢ The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2.5 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings. â€¢ Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style. Extension â€¢ If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly to the School’s Administration Officer, in Melbourne on Level 6 or in Sydney on Level 7. You must submit this application three working days prior to the due date of the assignment. Further information is available at: http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/specialhttp://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/special-considerationdefermentconsiderationdeferment Academic Misconduct â€¢ Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available at: http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic-Misconduct-Policy-Procedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description. BN105/BN105DD IT for Users in Organisations Page 2 of 8 Prepared by: Dr Sai Lakkaraju Moderated by: Dr Jahan Hassan July 2017 Assignment Description This assignment will give an opportunity to the students to investigate and analyse current issues with ICT systems. Students should select one of the following topics and then investigate the way that businesses are using the technology chosen. Students, in groups of three-four (3-4), will prepare a 1,000-words research report based on their research into the selected topic. This assignment will require each group to research using resources such as books, magazine, newspaper articles, academic journals, and on the Internet, then write a specific report. The group also must present their work using PowerPoint slides in a scheduled week 10/11 lecture. Each group should present for 10 minutes. The presentations need to be clear and concise. The purpose of this assignment is to enable students to critically evaluate some of the ICT current issues and gain some experience of researching, and presenting their findings in a meaningful way. WRITTEN REPORT The assignment will take the form of a fact-based academic report. Your aim will be to produce an opinion about the research. You will have the opportunity to discuss your research with your tutor in workshop sessions to make sure you are on the right track with your research and report writing. Your cover page should include a word count. Preparing a research report means following a formal pattern of investigation, analysis, and fact finding. Prepare evidence about the topic, discussion, and then conclusion. The report should use the following format: Cover page Create this in Word, It should have the studentsâ€™ names and student numbers, the lecturers name, unit details, assignment details, word count and the date the assignment is due. Abstract This is NOT an introduction â€“ do NOT describe what you are going to do. The first sentence should describe the topic being researched. You should provide a brief summary of your main findings and research so that the person reading the report know its main purpose. Table of Contents Generate this using Word Introduction In this section you should state the problem being studied. You should also discuss the purpose and scope of the report and the sources of the information that you have used. That is, you should provide an overview of what you intend to write about in your report, so that the reader can anticipate how you are going to present the material and what it will consist of. BN105/BN105DD IT for Users in Organisations Page 3 of 8 Prepared by: Dr Sai Lakkaraju Moderated by: Dr Jahan Hassan July 2017 Discussion Your discussion should focus on the following points â€¢ Review of the current implementation of ICT technology you are researching. â€¢ You should discuss the steps you took to investigate and solve the problem â€¢ The advantages/disadvantages to organisations if they use this technology â€¢ You should have an analysis of the findings you have made based on the data and facts. Conclusion The conclusion you make should be a consequence of the data/facts that you have analysed in the discussion. Please note that you should not introduce any new facts/data in this section. There should be an explanation of why you have reached these conclusions. References Any references in the reference list must have been used as an intext citation in your report. Also any intext citation reference source must also be in the reference list. Provide references in IEEE style. Submission details: The report document must be checked for similarity through Moodle/Turnitin while submitting it. Please refer to study skills unit staff if need further assistance. Please note that only one member per group should submit the report. PRESENTATION PowerPoint presentation file must also be submitted in Moodle and a handout copy (4 per page) given to the lecturer in week 10/11 lecture BEFORE the presentation. The presentation should be a maximum of 10 slides and be from 8- 10 minutes. All students should bring their presentation on a USB. Students who try to load their presentation from Moodle or email will be penalised. Please note: If studentsâ€™ presentation goes for more than 10 minutes they will be stopped. BN105/BN105DD IT for Users in Organisations Page 4 of 8 Prepared by: Dr Sai Lakkaraju Moderated by: Dr Jahan Hassan July 2017 Research Topics The following topics are from: S. M. Freund, M. Z. Last, P.J. Pratt, S. L. Sebok, M. E. Vermaat, J. T. Campbell and M. Frydenberg, Discovering Computers & Microsoft Office 2016, a fundamental combined approach. Cengage Learning, 2017 Topic 1 – Recommending Technology Solutions: (Page 54) People use computers and mobile devices in a variety of fields, including travel, manufacturing, and more. Although the way people use computers and mobile devices varies, each use involves hardware, programs and apps, and some type of communications method, such as the Internet or mobile network. Do This: â€¢ Your team should choose a field in which you all are interested. (for example travel, manufacturing etc) â€¢ Assign individual team members to investigate the following aspects in relation to the chosen field: o hardware; o programs and apps; o communications methods â€¢ Locate user reviews and articles by industry experts. â€¢ Each team member should
develop a list of related items that may be used. â€¢ After the investigation, create a hypothetical business or organization in the field. â€¢ Recommend specific hardware, programs or apps, and communications capabilities that would be best for the network or organization. â€¢ Include comparisons of specific items, as well as costs. â€¢ The whole team should meet and discuss your findings. â€¢ Be sure to summarize your investigations, describe the hypothetical business or organization, and outline and support your recommendations. (This section will be the presentation) Topic 2 – Website Evaluation: (page 106) Your team want to open a new chain of fast food sandwich shops. You will need a website that includes a menu, nutritional options, and allergy information, and that has regular promotions and special offers. Do This: â€¢ Your team should evaluate existing fast food and sandwich websites (Australian only) by comparing the advantages and disadvantages of each. â€¢ Assign each member the task of evaluating one chain. â€¢ Team members should print the home page of the assigned website and evaluate each restaurantsâ€™ website., paying particular attention to the following areas: o design; o ease of use BN105/BN105DD IT for Users in Organisations Page 5 of 8 Prepared by: Dr Sai Lakkaraju Moderated by: Dr Jahan Hassan July 2017 o menu; o nutritional information; o allergy information; o special offers; o location information and directions; and o hours and contact information. â€¢ The whole team should meet and discuss your findings. â€¢ Summarize your evaluations and rank the websites in terms of their effectiveness. (this section will be your presentation) â€¢ Be sure to include brief explanations supporting your rankings. Topic 3 – Implementing Biometric Security (page 260) You are the chief technology officer of a large company. You have been reading an article about computer security that discussed several examples of security breaches, including thieves breaking into an office and stealing expensive equipment, and a recently terminated employee gaining access to the office after hours and corrupting data. Because of these incidents, your company would like to start using biometric devices to increase its security. Do This: â€¢ Your team should research the use of biometric devices to protect equipment and data. â€¢ Each member of your team should choose a different type of biometric device, such as: o fingerprint readers; o face recognition systems; o hand geometry systems; and o any other Biometric systems you are aware of â€¢ Find products for each device type, and research costs and user reviews. â€¢ Search for articles by industry experts. â€¢ The whole team should meet and discuss your findings. â€¢ Would you recommend using the biometric device for security purposes? Why or why not? (This section will be the presentation) â€¢ Summarize your evaluations be sure to include brief explanations supporting your findings. BN105/BN105DD IT for Users in Organisations Page 6 of 8 Prepared by: Dr Sai Lakkaraju Moderated by: Dr Jahan Hassan July 2017 Marking criteria: Section Description of the section Marks Report Cover Page Created in Word Abstract Summary of findings 5 Table of Contents Introduction Outline of the report ( in 3-4 sentences) 5 Discussion â€¢ Review of the current implementation of ICT technology. 8 â€¢ Discussion of the steps taken to investigate and solve the problem 8 â€¢ The advantages/disadvantages to organisations if they use this technology 8 â€¢ An analysis of the findings made based on the data and facts 8 Conclusion 8 Writing and Referencing â€¢ Style â€“ spelling, grammar, formatting, proofread 10 â€¢ Referencing (Correct intext citations and reference list) 10 Research At least 7 appropriate sources used. 5 Total for Report 75 PowerPoint Presentation â€¢ Participation of all team members 3 â€¢ Communication skills 3 â€¢ Correct use of notes â€“ has handout (4 per page) for lecturer 2 â€¢ Appropriate Length â€“ 8-10 minutes only 3 PowerPoint Features â€¢ Content of slides, including images (referencing required) â€“ 10 slides maximum 8 â€¢ Correct spelling, grammar and proofread 3 â€¢ Appropriate choice of colour and font selection 3 Total for PowerPoint 25 Total for Assignment 2 100 Scaled to 20 Prepared by: Dr Sai Lakkaraju Moderated by: Dr Jahan Hassan July 2017 Marking Rubric for REPORT Assignment 2: Total Marks 75 Grade Mark HD >=60 DI >=52.5 and <60 CR >=45 and <52.5 P >=37.5 and <45 Fail <37.5 Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Abstract /5 Has a clear and relevant summary of the findings of the report Summary covers the main points of the report Generally relevant to the report The abstract has some relevance but it is not clearly stated, Reads more like an introduction than an abstract Introduction /5 The outline in the introduction is very clear and concise. The introduction stays on topic but could be more clearly written The introduction is generally relevant to the report The introduction has some relevance but it is not clearly stated. The introduction reads more like an abstract. Discussion and analysis /32 Demonstrated excellent ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately. Logic is clear and easy to follow with strong arguments Demonstrated ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately. Consistency logical and convincing Demonstrated ability to think critically and sourced reference material appropriately. Mostly consistent logical and convincing Demonstrated ability to think critically and but not source reference material appropriately Adequate cohesion and conviction Did not demonstrate ability to think critically and did not source reference material appropriately Argument is confused and disjointed Conclusion /8 Logic is clear and easy to follow with strong arguments. Consistency logical and convincing. Mostly consistent logical and convincing. Adequate cohesion and conviction. Argument is confused and disjointed. Writing Style /10 Correct spelling and grammar. Formatting correct and consistent. Proofread. Minor lapses in style and formatting. Proofread. Some lapses in style and formatting. Proofreading could be improved Formatting and styles could be improved. Proofreading also need improving No attempt made to correctly formatting or style the report. No proofreading done. Reference list and intext citation /10 Excellent styles Clear referencing style. Generally good referencing style Sometimes clear referencing style Lacks consistency with many errors. Research /5 Excellent use of creditable sources. Obvious that outstanding effort made. More than 5 sources Extremely good effort More than 5 sources used. Good effort made but not outstanding 5 sources used Made some effort. For example, Web searches only 5 sources used Very little attempt to research. Lazy effort with inaccuracies. Less than 5 sources. BN105/BN105DD IT for Users in Organisations Page 8 of 8 Prepared by: Dr Sai Lakkaraju Moderated by: Dr Jahan Hassan July 2017 Marking Rubric for PRESENTATION Assignment 2: Total Marks 25 Grade Mark HD >=20 DI >=17.5 and <20- CR >=15 and <17.5 P >=12.5 and <15 Fail <12.5 Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory Participation /3 All team members have participated in all parts of the presentation. All can answer questions Team members have participated. Mostly can answers questions. Team members mostly seem to understand the whole presentation. Students can answer question on their part but have contributed to the whole presentation. Team members seem to have â€œmy partâ€ and does not contribute to the presentation. Communication /3 All team members maintain excellent eye contact with the audience and seldom need to refer to the slides. Easy to hear and understand Members of the group are introduced. Students maintain eye contact but needs to refer to notes/slide on a number of occasions. Students speak
at an adequate speed and level so can be understood. Maintain fairly good eye contact but need notes to help them Voice is adequate and can be heard Occasionally maintains eye contact and needs to refer to slides/notes Speak in a low voice and people at the back may have problem hearing Students have no eye contact and read from slides/notes. Students are hard to hear/understand. Students do not introduce themselves. Notes/handouts /2 Handouts are extremely good. Students do not use notes. Students have handouts. Also have their own notes which hare different to the slides/handouts. Students have handouts for the audience and also use these for their notes. Studentsâ€™ handouts are the slide â€“ one per page. Their notes are also the slides No handouts, their own notes merely the slides Length /3 Slides students have obviously practiced their presentation. Students have 8-10 slides and the presentation is for 10 minutes Students have practiced and have 8-10 slides. Presentation is between 8-10 minutes Length and number of slides is adequate. Some practice is evident. Students are too brief or too long. Have 8-10 slides. Should have practiced more Students have not practiced Is either less than 5 minutes or too long and needs to be stopped. Students do not have between 8-10 slides. Content /8 The content is interesting and concise. It has been well research and referenced. Content is to the point. Research and referencing are evident. Content, research and referencing is adequate. Presentation should be more concise. Research and referencing could be improved. Presentation is boring and off point. Little research or referencing is apparent. Spelling, Colour etc /3 /3 Correct spelling and grammar. Formatting correct and consistent. Use of colour/fonts etc very appealing Proofread Minor lapses in style and formatting. Choice of colours/fonts good and easily read Proofread. Some lapses in style and formatting. Proofreading could be improved Colours and fonts are good Formatting and styles could be improved. Proofreading also needs improving Colour and fonts may be a bit hard to read No attempt made to correctly format or style the presentation. Very hard to read due to bad choice of colour and/or fonts. No proofreading done.