FCRICOS Provider No. 00103D ITECH3207-6207 Project Report 1617.docx Page 1 of 5 ITECH3207 â€“ ITECH6207 Contemporary Challenges for IT Managers Assignment â€“ Project Report Overview For this assignment, you will select four topics from across the course, research each topic to prepare a presentation, and video record yourself delivering a presentation for each topic that provides a detailed description of the topic and its challenges as well as demonstrating how it relates to a recent article in the news media. Timelines and Expectations Percentage Value of Task: 30% Due: Sun, Oct 2, 2016 – 23:55 (Week 11) Minimum time expectation: 40 hours Learning Outcomes Assessed The following course learning outcomes are assessed by completing this assessment: ï‚· demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of the IT manager`s role in contemporary organisations ï‚· recognise new challenges for IT managers ï‚· identify critical functions of IT managers in an organization ï‚· demonstrate understanding of various challenges to IT managers ï‚· interpret latest issues of IT management in an organization Assessment Details Throughout the semester, this course examines a number of challenges faced by IT Managers in contemporary work environments. Your task is to choose four of these topics from across the course, research each topic to prepare a presentation, and video record yourself delivering a presentation for each topic that provides a detailed description of the topic and its challenges as well as demonstrating how it relates to a recent article in the news media.CRICOS Provider No. 00103D ITECH3207-6207 Project Report 1617.docx Page 2 of 5 Selection of Topics: The course description contains an Approximate Sequence of topics, which divides the course into four separate groups. This has been reproduced below for your reference. You are to select one topic from each of these divisions, to a total of four topics. Preparing Presentations: Each of the four topics requires its own presentation. You need to conduct research into your topic that delves further into the topic than the lecture materials so that you are able to provide a more detailed discussion into the particular topic and the challenges it raises. You may use any reputable source for your research, but at least two of your sources for each presentation must be journals or books available through the Federation University Australia library. In addition to this research, you must also find a current article in the media to which your topic relates, and discuss your findings in relation to this article. To be current, an article must have been published by a reputable news organisation on or after 1 January 2016. You should examine the circumstances described in the article, relate your research to the article, and if appropriate, discuss suitable actions an IT manager should take to resolve the challenges presented. You need to write and submit a fully referenced script for each presentation which should take approximately 4 minutes to deliver, with a leeway of 15 seconds in either direction. Presentations that do not adhere to this timeframe will be penalised. The presentation should be pitched at an educated audience such as your class mates, so you may assume that the content covered in the lectures is understood. A suggested allocation of time is to spend 1 minute providing an overview of the topic (which may repeat content covered in lectures), 1-2 minutes showcasing your research that provides a greater level of understanding into your topic, and the remaining 1-2 minutes relating your topic to the relevant news article and discussing appropriate actions for an IT manager to resolve the challenges. Presentation Delivery: You are required to produce four short videos in which you deliver your scripted presentation on each of the topics. Your script must not appear in the video; rather you are required to present its content yourself. The intent is for you to demonstrate your understanding of each topic, so it is recommended that you do not just read from the script, but rather present as though you were speaking to a room full of people. You may use presentation aids such as slides, animations or other props, provided that you personally appear and are actively delivering your presentation for at least 70% of its duration.CRICOS Provider No. 00103D ITECH3207-6207 Project Report 1617.docx Page 3 of 5 It is the quality of the content and the delivery of the presentation that is important for this task, so you do not need to produce highly professional videos. Any available equipment capable of recording a reasonable video may be used, such as a web cam, mobile phone or tablet or a video camera, provided that you are clearly identified and your voice easily heard and understood. If you do not have access to any such equipment, you must organise to record your presentation with your tutor by no later than the end of week 9. A free autocue program is available in the course Moodle shell, along with a demonstration on how to use the software. You are also welcome to use any other available software. Remember that the each of the completed presentations must be 4 minutes in duration, with a 15 second leeway in either direction. Any time that is not spent actively presenting content does not contribute to this duration, but it is expected that you will edit your video to remove any unnecessary parts of the recording. Do not cite your reference list in the video presentation; this is to be included as part of the written script only. Submission There are two components required for the submission of this assignment: the completed video presentations and the corresponding scripts. Completed videos must be uploaded to YouTube, taking care to ensure the privacy settings are set to either Public or Unlisted to allow access for the videos to be marked. Any video that is inaccessible will be allocated zero marks. Please note that the videos may be quite large and the upload may be slow, so ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the upload by the due date and time. Videos must not be uploaded to Moodle. If you are unable to upload files to YouTube, you must burn the videos to CD and submit to your tutor by the due date. Presentation scripts and links to the completed video presentations are to be uploaded to Moodle. You may submit all scripts and links within one document or have separate documents for each that are zipped for submission, as only one file may be submitted in the Moodle dropbox.CRICOS Provider No. 00103D ITECH3207-6207 Project Report 1617.docx Page 4 of 5 Marking Criteria/Rubric Student ID Student Name Task Available Marks Student Mark Video Production Production of videos covering four topics selected from all four sections of the Sequence in the course description. Videos uploaded to YouTube and accessible to marker (or alternative submission as agreed by tutor) Duration of each topic presentation meets time requirements (active presentation time of approximately 4 minutes, with a tolerance of 15 seconds). 1 1 2 Presentation Quality Videos are presented professionally: ï‚· Delivery is understandable, clear and consistent ï‚· Language is appropriate ï‚· Understanding of content is demonstrated (e.g. content is not merely read from script, although script may be used for prompting) 3 Student Participation Student is actively speaking and visible in the video for at least 70% of each presentation. 3 Presentation Content Content is well-prepared, accurate, relevant to IT managers and provides greater depth and coverage than provided in lecture materials. The concepts in each presentation are related to a current article in the reputable news media. The discussion is well-informed, draws meaningful links between the topic and the article and reflects on the practice of IT managers. A cross-referenced script is provided for each presentation, each of which uses at least two sources accessible through the Federation University Australia library. 8 8 4 30CRICOS Provider No. 00103D ITECH3207-6207 Project Repor
t 1617.docx Page 5 of 5 Feedback Feedback will be provided within two weeks of assignment submission via a completed marking guide available in Moodle. Marks will also be uploaded into fdlGrades. Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the presentation of the expressed thought or work of another person as though it is one’s own without properly acknowledging that person. You must not allow other students to copy your work and must take care to safeguard against this happening. More information about the plagiarism policy and procedure for the university can be found at http://federation.edu.au/students/learning-andstudy/online-help-with/plagiarism.