Project Closure: Project Report (Blog) and Seminar Value: 40%Due Date: 28-spt-2018Return Date: 22-Oct-2018Length:Submission method options: Alternative submission method Task

Project Closure: Project Report (Blog) and Seminar

Value: 40%Due Date: 28-spt-2018Return Date: 22-Oct-2018Length:Submission method options: Alternative submission method

Task

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For the Group OPTION: The Capstone Seminar is submitted by the group as a group seminar.

WHAT TO DO:

  1. Project Closure: Final Blog Entry and Evaluation of the Value of the Project Documentation (10%)
    1. The purpose of this assessment is to produce a discussion that will be supported by and include your literature review with references from respected sources from Assessment Item 2.
    2. your references in APA style (http://student.csu.edu.au/study/referencing-at-csu)
    3. Ensure that the Project Blog by you is your own work and has not been submitted elsewhere and complies with the University’s requirements for academic integrity.
  2. Present a Capstone Project Seminar (30%).
    1. The time has been deliberately limited to 10 minutes to force you into selecting the most appropriate subset of information to present for this situation and you will be heavily penalised if you take more than 15 minutes.
    2. NOTE: If doing a video presentation (YouTube, Vimeo etc) then try to halve the time for the online audience. (Question time does not count as part of the presentation time.)
    3. This seminar can be to a live class of peers or online as a video presentation, outlining the results of your Capstone Project.
    4. The seminar should be accompanied by appropriate audio/visual tools such as a set of presentation slides or examples of hardware/software/systems that are necessary for the audience to understand and follow your presentation.
    5. You may be asked questions from the audience after your presentation.
    6. Please ask your local supervisor for the date, time or the URL of the Online Video you will be presenting. Presenting a seminar also demonstrates that you have understood the project work that has been carried out.

Seminar Logistics Planning

The seminar format will vary within the context of each cohort, but these notes will act as a guide to the seminar format.

The recommended format is to follow the 6 plus 4 model: This means that for “live” seminars you will get 6 minutes to talk about the project plus 4 minutes of question time, with a further 5 minutes allocated for “overtime speakers” and change of presenters. In this format then the “live” classroom seminar can handle 4 seminars per hour. For recorded or online seminars, the “plus 4” for question time will be replaced by assessing the time, effort and quality of the recording.

The “live” classroom seminar for large classes will not be practical, so you may also be asked to do the seminar as a recorded 6-minute video (YouTube, Vimeo etc or on flash drive, CD or DVD – as long as the marker has access) to increase the throughput of presenters.

For individuals then the seminar is 6 minutes long however for a single group seminar report, each member speaks for 2 minutes of the total of 6 minutes and is assessed individually on their contribution to the team effort.

Rationale

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This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to apply project management and information and communication technologies (ICT) tools to plan, execute, record and present their research and project work as a capstone experience.
  • be able to demonstrate advanced communication skills in transmitting their capstone experiences and ideas.
  • be able to justify to an audience of peers any conclusions and professional decisions made that contribute to creating new knowledge.

After studying something quite intensely such as the Capstone Topic that you have chosen in this subject, you are expected to become relatively expert in that area. As such, you need to be able to present that knowledge as a Capstone Project Video Seminar to a variety of groups, including a group of peers, management or at other times, inexperienced users. This is an extremely important part of the ICT industry.

The time has been deliberately limited to 10 minutes to force you into selecting the most appropriate subset of information to present for this situation and you will be heavily penalised if you take more than 15 minutes. (Question time does not count as part of the presentation time.). Presenting a seminar also allows for the opportunity to check how well you have understood the
investigation that has been carried out.

The Learning Outcomes being assessed in this final two tasks include your ability to apply project management and ICT tools to plan, execute, record and present their research and project work as a capstone experience, both in written and oral communications to others.

Marking criteria and standards

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Project Closure: Project Blog and Seminar 40%
The marking criteria for this assessment depend on how correctly you have addressed the requirements of the assessment item tasks.  


The Seminar Presentation will be marked using the following criteria which are all weighted equally, using a scale of 0 to 5 where the values indicate that the particular criterion was assessed as:

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