IT452 Group Presentations
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Groups will be 3 people, maybe groups of 2 if the class size is not a multiple of 3. You may petition to be a group of 1 if you wish, but this may not be accommodated.
You can submit a preference for your group partner(s), but final assignments will be made by
the instructor. Partners will not necessarily receive the same grade.
Topic and date assignments will be based on a lottery.
- Each group will be responsible for a single class period, to be assigned.
You may choose to meet in the lecture room or the lab.
- You will be required to submit an outline of your presentation, due 3 weeks before your actual presentation. The outline should be 5 rough slides (one for each 10 minutes of your presentation) with bullets describing the contents of that section in your presentation. It doesn't have to be detailed, but should clearly show that you have a plan. You should state what remains to be researched and learned by your group.
- You will be required to submit your complete lesson plan (including all materials such as your handout and any slides) to the instructor by 1200 on the day that is one week before your actual presentation (unless you are told an earlier date applies). This should be detailed and completely ready to go. This means it should include all materials that you will need, as well as a description explaining how you will use them. Feedback
will be provided.
- You must practice your complete presentation, using the actual room and computer to be used for the real presentation, at least 24 hours prior to the actual presentation. Then PROMPTLY email the instructor stating when you did your practice, and what problems if any you encountered. You will recieve credit for this only if your email is sent within 4 hours of the time when you praticed -- so send it right away.
- References to textbook chapters are given for some topics, but you should consult many other sources for
more detail and more up to date information.
- Strive to help the class learn a useful skill. This implies the ability to do something, not just
background knowledge. Getting the class active with some kind of exercise(s) or activity is highly encouraged.
- This project will require a lot of your time, and count for a big chunk of your grade. Pick something you are really interested in, and
want to invest time in!
- You must provide the class with at least one interesting handout. For instance, summary notes, partial notes, and/or exercises.
If you use Powerpoint, you may if helpful print out copies of your slides for the students but that does NOT count as your interesting handout.
The handout should be designed by you, not mostly a copy of something you find.
- Part of your grade will depend upon the class's assessment of your presentation, submitted via the oral presentation rubric.
- 5%: Outline submitted on time, quality
- 4%: Lesson plan submitted on time
- 6%: Quality of lesson plan
- 5%: Practice session done and documented via required email, on-time
- 10%: Quality of handout
- 20%: Presentation Delivery
- 50%: Presentation Content, including the degree to which the class learned some useful skill
Only one group may do each topic, so you may not get your first choice. Final choices must be approved by the instructor.
- Google's GWT, Yahoo's YUI, or another web toolkit.
- Rich client alternatives (ideas: OpenLazlo, XUL, XAML, Adobe Flex (chap 18), Microsoft Silverlight (chap 19) )
- Application development for sites like Facebook
- iPhone or Droid applications
- Ruby On Rails for web development. http://www.rubyonrails.org/, chapter 24
- Tools for remote collaboration. Video conferencing, shared documents, etc.
- Cloud computing (e.g., Amazon EC2)
- Adobe Flex
- Browsing/customization for handheld devices
- Syndication, podcasting (starting point: section 14.10)
- ASP.NET (chapter 25)
- Semantic web (a particular aspect not covered in IT350)
- Microformats (related to semantic web)
- [a topic of your suggestion]
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