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Class Member List
Group 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)
- Presenting on Monday, March 2nd
- Green computing (IT and the environment)[Jennifer Ki., Jossian]
- Music technology [Pam, Ashley, Karina]
- Computer animation [Lauryn, Sam, Jennifer T.]
- Computer forensics [Rob, Vanessa]
- IT in other societies [Todd, Gary, Lisa]
- Presenting on Wednesday, March 4th
- Assistive technologies [Meeku, Sandrine, Pedro]
- IT in education [Jessica, Josie]
- Robotics [Kim, Angela]
- Video game industry - business of game development [Jennifer Ko., Oniel, Marcus]
- You can select a topic outside of this list with approval from the instructor
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 three.
Your presentation needs the following parts:
- Title Slide with all team member names
- Agenda (List of major points in your presentation)
- Overview/purpose of the technology (approximately 2-3 minutes)
- History and Current use of the technology (approximately 3-4 minutes)
- Advantages and disadvantages of the use of the technology (approximately 3-4 minutes)
- Ethical or legal issues in the use or emerging technology (approximately 3-4 minutes)
- Conclusion (1-3 minutes)
- Acknowledge at least 9 sources (Placed on the final slide)
Links to PowerPoint Guidelines
- Audio annotated PowerPoint from Univ of Nebraska,
- Effective Presentation Guidelines, from Univ. of So. Dakota, 
- 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