Emerging Technologies and Innovation Session

Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 1 of 32 ITC571 – Emerging Technologies and Innovation Session 2 2014 Faculty of Business School of Computing and Mathematics CSU Study Centre Melbourne Internal Mode Subject Coordinator Rajasekaran Lakshmiganthan Subject Overview Welcome to a new session of study at Charles Sturt University. This subject outline is accessible through mobile devices from http://m.csu.edu.au. This subject provides for an in-depth study at an advanced level of a topic in Information Technology or Computational Modelling selected by a student. Introduction This subject requires research and project work, at an advanced ” whole of course ” level, on a topic related to emerging technologies and innovation. In the context of professional practice, students will draw upon prior learning in their Masters course to execute an Independent Capstone Project on a selected topic. ITC571 syllabus, Study Schedule and Modules Study Guide will guide and act as a scaffold or framework for the in-depth capstone study. The capstone experience will involve a blend of research and project work as defined by the nature of the topic. Each topic will offer an authentic or real-life learning experience. Here is a snapshot of the Topics in the Modules tool, via the Interact sidebar menu: Students will select a topic from a given list or may have a topic approved on the latest Emerging Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 2 of 32 Technologies and Innovation. The Module Study Guide linked from the Module sidebar menu in Interact in ITC571 will also work on how to locate and extract sources of information; build your own library of readings for analysis and evaluation as part of a critical analysis process that builds a review of the literature and identifies gaps in what is known about your topic. While individual capstone topics are recommended, there is scope to allow for group work via a detailed work breakdown structure (WBS) and a rubric of criteria for individual assessment. Each topic will be an open-ended problem-based or project-based learning experience. Continuous weekly reporting is done by editing individual Project Blogs and attending any online or classroom meetings in the schedule. ITC571 has many broad educational objectives, beyond the subject profile, at the end of a Masters course in Information Technology. These include: integrating knowledge and skills developed from doing other subjects in the course as a whole – with initiative and creativity; demonstrating competencies and graduate attributes developed in the core subjects; design and completion of a project on time and reporting in professional standard in a written report and seminar presentation; preparing you for a professional future in the workplace and/or further study for a higher degree (Doctorate). This Capstone Project Experience in ITC571 will also enable you to show how to: interpret and evaluate an overview of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation; perform literature searches and critically analyse the literature in the chosen topic; critically reflect on and synthesize complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the chosen topic; apply project management and ICT tools to plan, execute, record and present their research and project work as a capstone experience; demonstrate advanced communication skills in transmitting their capstone experiences and ideas. Your subject coordinator Rajasekaran Lakshmiganthan Teaching staff Lecturer: Rajasekaran Lakshmiganthan Email: rlakshmiganthan@studygroup.com (mailto:cng@studygroup.com) Academic biography Rajasekaran LAKSHMIGANTHAN has been a Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, Study Centre Melbourne for the IT Degrees. He has a Master in Computer Applications, & A Bachelor degree in Computer Science, from University of Madras, Chennai. He also has a Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, Diploma of Training Design and Development and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He has 15 years of teaching experience in Higher Education, primarily at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has taught at universities in Australia, Malaysia and India. He has also held positions in The Education Industry (Head of School, Course Coordinator, Lecturer, Trainer and Assessor) as well as various positions in Information Technology Industry (Web Developer, Database Administrator and Senior Test Analyst) since 1998. Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 3 of 32 1. 2. 3. Other teaching staff Study Centre Campus (Melbourne): Raja Lakshmiganthan Study Centre Campus (Sydney): Abeer Alsadoon Subject preparation Suggested Areas of Research/Project Work (Guide Only for Subject preparation) Software Development and Online Systems Web applications development Mobile Device applications Computer Vision Multimedia Systems: social media; interactive systems; game development; e-learning systems Network Design and Implementation Wireless Networks (WiFi) Near Field Communication (NFC) RFID applications (supply chain management – asset tracking) Wireless sensor network technology: sensor nodes and sensor webs. ICT Security and ICT Management Alignment of IT Management and Enterprise Architecture with the business goals, ethics and strategic planning Information Security analysis, planning and implementation Business Intelligence and Dashboard Reporting Sample Capstone Topics Social media and Mobile applications innovation in the tourism industry Sensor Networks in agriculture: from virtual fencing to monitoring soil moisture and nutrient content The alignment of ICT security procedures with ethics in an organization. Learning outcomes On successful completion of this subject, students will – be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding of the technical and theoretical aspects of the area studied; and – be able to evaluate the technical and theoretical knowledge and identify its potential for application to research or practical use. Contact Procedures Academic enquiries Any questions concerning the teaching of this subject can be made by contacting your subject coordinator. Subject Coordinator Rajasekaran Lakshmiganthan Email rlakshmiganthan@studygroup.com Phone To be advised. Fax To be advised. Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 4 of 32 Campus To be advised. Building/Room number To be advised. Consultation procedures The Faculty of Business is committed to staff engaging with their students and students receiving adequate support so that they have the best possible chance of succeeding in their studies. Therefore, students who are not completing assignments or sitting for tests or who are not engaging with the subject may be contacted by the subject coordinator to discuss their circumstances. Minimum standards of consultation According to the Academic Communication with Students Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00139#s3) (clause 8 in section 3), when a student directly contacts a teaching staff member for information, advice and/or support (except in online teaching spaces) the teaching staff member will respond to the request within 3 working days. Clauses 19-21: Use of Online Discussion and Communication Technologies states that for each subject, the Subject Coordinator will be expected to set up and/or activate an appropriate asynchronous communication technology and respond at least once a week to student messages that request information and advice. The Higher Degree by Research Candidates Policy – Academic Communication (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00283) states that a Communication Plan, a documented agreement between a HDR candidate and his/her supervisory team that establishes common understandings and expectations of how and when communication will occur during the candidature will be developed. The Plan should then be reviewed regularly throughout candidature. Contact procedures Please feel free to email you lecturer if you have any questions, however please mention the following details clearly in your emails to avoid your email being treated as SPAM. 1. Your full name, 2. Your Student ID, and 3. Subject Code. I may not be able to answer an email if I do not have the above information ? simply because I may not understand the content well enough. Please send a brief message regarding the issue. Include your phone number so a staff member can contact you via phone if that is more appropriate. Email: rlakshmiganthan@studygroup.com Subject Delivery Class/tutorial times and location L1/T1 : Thursdays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Important: It is essential that you keep checking the notice boards for the latest class information. The timetable may change due to unavoidable circumstances, and it is important to monitor the timetable notice boards regularly. Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 5 of 32 Learning, teaching and support strategies The study guide for this subject has been written specifically to guide you through the sections (and questions) of the prescribed textbook relevant to each topic. You should check the Interact Site at least weekly for postings, announcements, lecture information and other resources that will assist your studies or additional information and resources vital to your success in the subject. Studying at university does not mean studying alone. Take advantage of collective wisdom and post your questions to the subject forum. Use the subject schedule to plan your studies over the session. The first assessment task in this subject is designed to identify students who are not engaged in the subject and are therefore at risk of failure or withdrawal. Information on effective time management is available on the CSU Learning Skills website via the following link: student.csu.edu.au Visit the Learning Skills website for advice about assignment preparation, academic reading and note taking, referencing, effective time management and preparing for exams at: student.csu.edu.au You can also contact an adviser through Student Central on the following number: 1800 275 278(or +61 2 6933 7507 FREE from outside Australia). Queries regarding the content of this subject should be directed to your Subject Coordinator. Library services You can find on the Library Services web site full details of how we can help you find books, articles, Australian and international databases, full-text newspapers and journals, electronic reference collections as well as links to other libraries and their catalogues: The Library website provides access to print and online material, such as books, reports, journals, articles, dissertations, newspapers, and other reference tools. You will also find guides and assistance to help you use the Library’s resources. http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/ You can find Library Services on both the CSU website and the SGA library catalogue website including access to a wide range of electronic books, electronic journals, as well as textbooks available for loan in the Darlinghurst campus library. You can also access reports, journals, articles, dissertations, full text newspapers, and online reference resources (eg. ABS statistics, Australian standards, encyclopaedias, dictionaries), as well as links to other libraries and their catalogues: http://aleph.unilinc.edu.au/sga – SGA Darlinghurst library catalogue including electronic books and electronic journals online. http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/ – CSU Library Services catalogue including online tutorials and video tutorials in research skills, finding articles for assignments, APA referencing and other styles, topic analysis, Endnote referencing program and many other online library services to help you successfully complete your assignments for all CSU courses. http://trove.nla.gov.au/ – Powerful search engine from National Library of Australia to access many different online resources on any subject from one search. Interlibrary Loans are also available to all students from the network of CSU libraries as well as renewing and extending loans. Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 6 of 32 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Contact Details for renewing loans, locating books and other information: SGA Melbourne Library: Marian Lees – Director, Library Services Ph: (03) 9935 7921 Email: MLees@studygroup.com (mailto:MLees@studygroup.com) Library Help Answers to your frequently asked questions about Library services and resources are available at: http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/how-to/faq/ Library skills tutorials SmartSkills is a self-paced, interactive, online tutorial which teaches core research skills such as using library databases and the library catalogue. It incorporates a number of exercises and quizzes to test your understanding. It is modular and can be done in any order at any time. SmartSkills is located on the Library website (go to ‘How to use the library’ and ‘Library skills tutorial’) or can be accessed directly at: http://www.web-ezy.com/csuweb-ezy/ Academic learning skills assistance Visit the learning skills website for advice about assignment preparation, academic reading and note-taking, referencing, and preparing for exams at: http://student.csu.edu.au/study You may also contact: Sofia Albert Email: salbert@studygroup.com (mailto:salbert@studygroup.com) Phone: (03) 9935 7919 For appointments, please see Reception. Queries regarding the content of this subject should be directed to your subject lecturer. Student Workload CSU Academic Senate policy states that a standard 8 point subject should require you to spend a total of 140-160 hours engaged in the learning and teaching activities. This means an average of 10 to 12 hours each week. This subject complies with this policy. Subject Content Introduction and selecting a capstone topic area to review. Project design: planning, execution and reporting. Research Skills: locating and evaluating information, credibility of sources and referencing. Extracting information from readings for critical analysis. Preparing and writing a literature review or capstone report. Presenting your project. Schedule 201460 Session Session Week Week Commencing Modules Notes 1 28-Jul-2014 Topic 1 How to find trends with emerging technologies and innovation Selecting a topic and setup Interact Project site and/or use blog for documentation of progress 2 04-Augl-2014 Topic 1 continued Capstone Research Topic is finalised and posted to forum 3 & 4 11-Aug-2014 Topic 2 Project Planning Use software to develop a project plan with WBS, milestones and Gantt chart. Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 7 of 32 1. 2. e.g. Microsoft Project (http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/project/) or open source tools like GanttProject ( http://www.ganttproject.biz/) or OpenProj ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj) or OpenProject ( https://www.openproject.org/about) Topic 3 Research Skills Assessment Item 1 Due: 18 Aug 2014 1000-1200 words (5-6 pages) 5 18-Aug-2014 Topic 4 Extracting information from readings for critical analysis 6 25-Aug-2014 Topics 3 and 4 continued 01-Sep-2014 Mid Session Break Continue to work with Modules and your capstone project work. 7 08-Sep-2014 Topic 5 Preparing and writing a literature review or capstone report 8 15-Sep-2014 Topic 5 continued Assessment Item 2 Due: 08 Sep 2014 2000 words (10-12 pages) 9 22-Sep-2014 Topic 6 Presenting a seminar Prepare/Edit Final Project Report that documents all of the Capstone Project. 10 29-Sep-2014 Topic 6 continued Edit Final Capstone Project Report and Seminar Notes 11 06-Oct-2014 Capstone Report and Seminar Assessment Item 3 Due: 29 Sep 2014 Project Report and Seminar 3000-5000 words (15-25 pages) 12 13-Oct-2014 Labour Day Monday NSW 20-Oct-2014 EXAMINATIONS BEGIN No exam for this subject 27-Oct-2014 EXAMINATIONS Week 2 Residential school There is no residential school for this subject. Text and Learning Materials Prescribed text(s) There is NO prescribed text for this subject. What you read, and how much you read will depend on your chosen emerging and innovative technology. Recommended reading / resources Project Management Software The following project management software and the skills you have acquired from previous studies in IT Project Management can be used to develop a Capstone Project Plan with WBS, milestones and Gantt chart etc. Microsoft Project Pro ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/project/) Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 8 of 32 2. a. b. c. Open source tools like: GanttProject ( http://www.ganttproject.biz/) OpenProj ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/) OpenProject ( https://www.openproject.org/about). Bibiographic Software EndNote You can download the EndNote software for computer or iPad and sync with the Web version of EndNote as well as learn about its use via the links to resources at http://libguides.csu.edu.au/endnote Assessment Information Pass Requirements To pass this subject you must achieve a mark of 50% in both the Overall Mark and Assessment Item 3 (final report and seminar). Grades Final grades for this subject are awarded by the Business Faculty Assessment Committee in accordance with the University’s Assessment Regulations. (See current Academic Regulations via http://www.csu.edu.au/acad_sec/academic-manual/docs/g1.pdf). Grading Scale Your final grade for the subject as a whole will be based on the grading scale outlined in the CSU Assessment Regulations. HD High Distinction 85% – 100% An outstanding level of achievement in relation to the assessment process. DI Distinction 75% – 84% A high level of achievement in relation to the assessment process. CR Credit 65% – 74% A better than satisfactory level of achievement in relation to the assessment process. PS Pass 50% – 64% A satisfactory level of achievement in relation to the assessment process. FL Fail 0 – 49% An unsatisfactory level of achievement. The percentages specified above should be viewed only as guidelines for the award of final grades. The Faculty has an obligation to ensure that grades are equitable across different cohorts of the same subject offering and will undertake appropriate moderation processes to ensure that grades are awarded consistently in accordance with the University?s Moderation Policy. For further information please consult the Academic Regulations of the Academic Manual http://www.csu.edu.au/acad_sec/academic-manual/gcontm.htm Assessment Requirements Assessment at CSU is criterion-referenced and standards-based where students’ work is assessed against stated criteria that reflect the expected learning outcomes of the course and subject. Subjects that use a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading scale will have this clearly identified within the Subject Outline. Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 9 of 32 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. For further information please consult the University’s Assessment Policy: Coursework Subjects (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00301). Presentation All the assessments should be academically written and well presented. Specific presentation information (if any) will be posted on the Subject Interact site. Plagiarism Charles Sturt University expects that the work of its students and staff will uphold the values of academic honesty and integrity. The Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism is located at: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/plagiarism. This is an important resource that will help you understand these values and apply them in practice. You should familiarise yourself with these requirements and ensure that all assessments submitted by you are your own work, have not been submitted elsewhere and comply with the University’s requirements for academic integrity. The University has purchased Turnitin software. This software has two functions, a pre-emptive education function which students may use to check their own work prior to submission, and a plagiarism detection function which academics may use to check the student’s work for improper citation or potential plagiarism. Use by students is optional and is not a prerequisite for submission. You are encouraged to check your work for originality prior to submission. You can register with Turnitin to create a Student Account under the CSU Turnitin Licence at http://www.turnitin.com/login_page.asp. Further information on how to use Turnitin is provided within the Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/plagiarism/checking. Extensions In order to ensure that students who hand their assignments in on time are not disadvantaged, and to enable the lecturer to comply with the requirement to return assignments to the class within 21 days, the following rules about extensions will be strictly enforced: Extensions cannot be granted for online tests, as these have to be done within a specific time frame, after which the answers are released to the class automatically. Computer problems (such as the speed of your computer and the time it may take you to upload assignments onto EASTS) and normal work-related pressures and family commitments do not constitute sufficient reasons for the granting of extensions. If it becomes obvious that you are not going to be able to submit an assignment on time because of an unavoidable problem, you must submit your request for an extension to the Subject Coordinator in writing (email or post) prior to the due date. Requests for extensions will not be granted on or after the due date so you must make sure that any extension is requested prior to the day on which the assignment is due. You are expected to do all you can to meet assignment deadlines. Work and family related pressures do not normally constitute sufficient reasons for the granting of extensions or incomplete grades. If you apply for an extension, you may be asked to email your lecturer on what you have done so far on the assignment. You must be able to provide documentary evidence (such as a certificate from a doctor or counsellor) justifying the need for an extension as soon as practicable – but please note that if the circumstances giving rise to the request for an extension arise on a day when you cannot get documentary evidence, you must still apply for the extension before the due date and submit the documentary evidence afterwards. Given the tight deadlines involved in returning assignments to students and putting feedback Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 10 of 32 6. 7. 8. on Interact, the maximum extension granted generally will be seven (7) days from the due date. Assignments received more than 10 days after the due date or extension date will not be marked unless the staff member decides otherwise. Items received late will be penalised at 10% of the mark available for the assessment item per day it is late (see below). Note that for purposes of measuring lateness, the ‘day’ begins just after 00.00 hrs AEST – so an assignment received after midnight of the due date will be penalised 10% for lateness. This rule will be applied to all students uniformly. Online Submission Assignments should be submitted through Turnitin. Turnitin password details for this subject will be provided on the campus noticeboard and via CSU Interact announcement. Postal Submission Under normal circumstances postal submissions will not be accepted for any of the assessments required. Hand Delivered Submission Under normal circumstances hand delivered submissions will not be accepted for any of the assessments required. Faxed / Emailed Assignments Faxed or emailed assessment tasks will not be accepted under normal circumstances. Penalties for Late Submission The Faculty of Business has determined that the penalty for the late submission of an assessment task (without obtaining the Subject Coordinator’s approval for an extension) will be: 10% deduction per day, including weekends, of the maximum marks allocated for the assessment task, i.e. 1 day late 10% deduction, or 2 days late 20% deduction. An example of the calculation would be: Maximum marks allocated = 20 Penalty for one day late = 2 marks (so, a score of 18/20 becomes 16/20 and a score of 12/20 becomes 10/20). If an assignment is due on a Friday but is not submitted until the following Tuesday, then the penalty will be four days (40% deduction or 8 marks in the example above). Submissions more than 10 days late will be acknowledged as received but will not be marked. Resubmission Under normal circumstances resubmission of assessment items will not be accepted for any of the assessments required in this subject. Assignment Return You should normally expect your marked assignment to be despatched/returned to you within three weeks of the due date, if your assignment was submitted on time. If an assignment is submitted on time but not returned by the return date, you should make enquiries in the first instance to the subject lecturer. If the subject lecturer is not available, contact Reception. Feedback Your lecturer will give you feedback on your assignments in class. Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 11 of 32 1. 2. 3. a. b. c. d. 4. Assessment Items Item number Title Type Value Due date* Return date** 1 Capstone Project Proposal and Plan Assignment 20% 18-Aug-2014 08-Sep-2014 2 Literature Review Assignment 20% 08-Sep-2014 29-Sep-2014 3 Capstone Project Report and Seminar Assignment 60% 29-Sep-2014 20-Oct-2014 * due date is the last date for assessment items to be received at the University ** applies only to assessment items submitted by the due date Assessment item 1 Capstone Project Proposal and Plan Value: 20% Due date: 18-Aug-2014 Return date: 08-Sep-2014 Length: 1000-1200 words (5-6 pages) Submission method options Alternative submission method Task WHAT TO DO: Follow the Study Schedule and work with the Modules tool in Interact as they provide a ” scaffold” for your learning in this subject. Develop a detailed Capstone Project Proposal and Plan using project management software (as listed in the Study Schedule) and the skills you have acquired from IT Project Management to develop a project plan with WBS, milestones and Gantt chart. e.g. Microsoft Project Pro (http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/project/) (http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/project/) or open source tools like GanttProject (http://www.ganttproject.biz/) (http://www.ganttproject.biz/)or OpenProj (http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/)(http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/) or OpenProject (https://www.openproject.org/about) (https://www.openproject.org/about). Begin a ‘ project blog’ for your chosen emerging technology topic or setup an Interact project site as your “cloud” for storing project files and links to objects. WordPress, Google’s Blogger (https://www.blogger.com/home) are common blogging systems, but you may have your own favourite site to use. Choose and develop a limited blogger profile and enter a suitable TITLE for your blog (eg. Chris’s Capstone, Joe’s Wireless Technology Project) – not your full name For WEB ADDRESS – use your student number as your account name (URL) or other unique identifier. Make a first post – a short introduction about you and the project – remember to save, then Publish the blog entry. Check with a friend or family member to ensure that he/she can see your first posting. This is also to check you have the right URL to include in this proposal and plan for your project. The blog is ideally updated each week with 3 or 4 entries, at a minimum standard and will become a valuable tool for documenting your project notes and as the foundation for editing and writing the Captsone Project Report. An ideal blog entry will have around 50-150 words (150-600 words a week). The blog will NOT be assessed again after this task, but you are to include the Web address or URL of your blog on the cover page for your Capstone Project Proposal and Plan. Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 12 of 32 Rationale The Capstone Topic Project Plan allows for a broad range of project areas like systems administration, database systems, IT security, mobile technology etc. Often the project has a sponsor and is linked to your interest or workplace needs. The proposal has a research component ( Assessment Item 2 Literature Review) so in some cases you may need to find a supervisor willing to accept you as a candidate. The Learning Outcomes being assessed in this item include how you interpret and evaluate an overview of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation and begin to to plan, execute, record and present your research and project work as a capstone experience. Marking criteria Your Capstone Project Proposal and Plan will be evaluated with a series of questions: Is the capstone topic area appropriate? Has the Project Blog been setup? Has there been sufficient justification of the choice of the topic? Is there enough scope for a sufficiently deep/complex analysis? Is the scope appropriate for what might be reasonably expected in the capstone project subject? Is the methodology proposed clear? Are the deliverables clearly set out? Are the deliverables sufficiently complex to justify a pass in this activity? Is it likely that the proposed activities can be reasonably carried out? Is it likely that the student will have access to the necessary resources to do a satisfactory job? Is the time line proposed realistic? Value: 20% (Marks 100 maximum with Criteria) Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 13 of 32 The ITC571 Capstone Project Proposal and Plan Assessment Criteria Criteria HD => 85% DI 75-84% CR 65-74% PS 50-64% Project Blog is created and functional and of the topic area is appropriate and has been justified by student and supervisor/sponsor. 10.00% The rationale and recommendations by the supervisor or sponsor of the project demonstrate that an evaluation of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation has led to an appropriate topic selection. The Project Blog contains justification of the topic and information and facts about the problem and purpose of the investigation. 8.50 to 10.00% The rationale and recommendations by the supervisor or sponsor of the project demonstrate that an evaluation of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation has led to an appropriate topic selection. The Project Blog contains justification of the topic and some information and a few facts about the problem and purpose of the investigation. 7.50 to 8.49% The rationale and recommendations by the supervisor or sponsor of the project do not necessarily demonstrate that an evaluation of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation has led to an appropriate topic selection. The Project Blog contains justification of the topic is done briefly with a few with information and facts but very little or no purpose of the investigation. 6.50 to 7.49% The rationale is not clear and the project has no clear recommendations by any sponsor or supervisor. Incomplete Project Blog or none exists. Topic selection has not been fully justified by inclusion of information and facts about the problem and purpose of the investigation. 5.00 to 6.49% Project scope, methodology, presentation and project management tools and techniques used 30.00% Proposal is well written with no grammatical or spelling errors has evidence that is has been reviewed at least once. Project Scope, Methodology and all project management tools and techniques are included, such as timeline, WBS, Gantt chart, All sections in the proposal and plan are clearly set our for the reader. 25.50 to 30.00% Proposal is well written with only a few grammatical or spelling errors and has evidence that is has been reviewed at least once. Project Scope, Methodology and all project management tools and techniques are mostly included, such as timeline, WBS, Gantt chart, The proposal and plan overall are clearly set our for the reader. 22.50 to 25.49% Proposal is well written with several grammatical or spelling errors but has no evidence that is has been reviewed. Project Scope, Methodology and all project management tools and techniques are mostly included, such as timeline, WBS, Gantt chart, Most sections in the proposal and plan are clearly set our for the reader. 19.50 to 22.49% Proposal is not well written with many grammatical or spelling errors and no evidence that is has been reviewed. Project Scope, Methodology and a project management tool was used, but not all techniques are complete such the timeline, WBS or Gantt chart, Further refinement of the proposal and plan are expected. 15.00 to 19.49% Practicality of the resources, a realistic timeline and the deliverables in the proposed solution. 20.00% Proposed solution demonstrates full understanding of real-world constraints and the timeline in WBS and Gantt chart specifies due dates for required deliverables. Materials list is reasonable, given resources. Proposal clearly links the problem to the proposed solution. 17.00 to 20.00% Proposed solution demonstrates a good understanding of real-world constraints and the timeline in WBS and Gantt chart specifies most due dates for required deliverables. Materials list is mostly reasonable, given resources. Proposal does link to the problem to the proposed solution. 15.00 to 16.99% Proposed solution demonstrates a poor understanding of real-world constraints and the timeline in WBS and Gantt chart is breif and only specifies some of the due dates for required deliverables. Materials list is lacking details, given resources. Proposal makes very little connection between the proposed solution and the problem. 13.00 to 14.99% Proposed solution is too general or incomplete in places and demonstrates a lack of understanding of real-world constraints. The WBS and Gantt chart are too generic or missing and only specifies some of the due dates for required deliverables. Materials list is not given. Proposal makes no connection between the proposed solution and the problem. 10.00 to 12.99% Critical Thinking and Identifies strengths and weaknesses Identifies strengths and weaknesses Identifies some personal Identifies some personal Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 14 of 32 understanding of the problem and consideration of users 30.00% in own thinking: recognizes personal assumptions, values and perspectives, compares to others’, and evaluates them in the context of alternate points of view. 25.50 to 30.00% in own thinking: recognizes personal assumptions, values and perspectives, compares to others’, with some comparisons of alternate points of view. 22.50 to 25.49% assumptions, values, and perspectives; recognizes some assumptions, values and perspectives of others; shallow comparisons of alternate points of view. 19.50 to 22.49% assumptions, values, and perspectives; does not consider alternate points of view. 15.00 to 19.49% Timeliness and completion of project proposal and plan. 10.00% All required elements of the project proposal and plan are completed and produced on time. 8.50 to 10.00% Most of required elements of the project proposal and plan are produced on time. 7.50 to 8.49% Only a few required elements of the project proposal and plan are completed and produced on time. 6.50 to 7.49% Not all required elements of the project proposal and plan are completed or produced on time. 5.00 to 6.49% Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 15 of 32 1. a. 2. a. b. 3. 4. 5. 6. a. b. c. d. e. 7. a. b. c. d. e. 8. 9. 1. 2. a. b. c. d. 3. Presentation Capstone Project Plan sample format (subject to change or modified to include systems development projects) Title: Emerging Technology and Innovation Topic Project Blog ( Web address provided) Rationale Problem domain Purpose and justification Sponsor or Supervisor recommendation Research Questions (if applicable) Conceptual or Theoretical Framework Methodology Research and Systems Development method(s) Data collection or systems design methods Ethical Issues Compliance Requirements (Workplace, Industry or Government regulations) Analysis of data Project Plan Deliverables (Conclusions, Recommendations, Software code etc.) Work breakdown structure (WBS) Risk Analysis Duration Gantt chart References Appendix (if required) Assessment item 2 Literature Review Value: 20% Due date: 08-Sep-2014 Return date: 29-Sep-2014 Length: 2000 words (10-12 pages) Submission method options Alternative submission method Task WHAT TO DO: Write a Literature Review for your Capstone Topic following a set structure. The Literature Review is a critical examination of the most relevant, recent and scholarly research on the topic area that is not just a summary of the articles you have read. You can get help in Writing a Literature Review from the ITC571 Modules tool and other study advices and tips from: Study Resources (PDF files to download): http://student.csu.edu.au/study/resources APA style Referencing from http://student.csu.edu.au/study/referencing-at-csu. The CSU Library website for LibGuides in Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics at http://libguides.csu.edu.au/cat.php?cid=66969 EndNote Bibliographic software and tutorials LibGuide at http://libguides.csu.edu.au/endnote Review the emerging technology (use internet, magazines, news articles, online databases, Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 16 of 32 3. 4. eBooks) and submit a 2000-word review of the literature on your topic. A good place to start a collection of articles in your review of the literature is via the PRIMO search tool located on the CSU Library website at http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library As an example, the Capstone Topic PRIMO search on a topic like ” near field communication applications” returned the following list of very recent journals, books, conference proceedings and eBooks related to the Topic: Library Resources Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 17 of 32 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Information Technology Journal Databases: http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/find-info/databases/subject/infotech Information Technology & Computing LibGuides : http://libguides.csu.edu.au/itc (http:// http://libguides.csu.edu.au/itc) The following questions may be useful while reviewing the topic: What is the new technology? What does it do and what are the special features it has? When is it coming out in the market and how much will it cost? What industry will the new technology affect? (Medical, agricultural, computer, business, etc….). In your opinion, will the new technology be beneficial to society? Why or why not. What did you learn from a critical analysis of your sources of information on this new technology? Rationale The rationale of this assessment is to test your ability to review, evaluate, critique and support others opinions as well as existing literature, using a scholarly writing style. You will also demonstrate your ability to carry out independently research and locate information from various sources such as journals, conference proceedings, online databases, eBooks and industry magazines. The Learning Outcomes being assessed in this second task include your ability to perform literature searches and critically analyse the literature in the chosen topic and then to critically reflect on and synthesize complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the chosen topic. As the Literature Review develops, so will also be demonstrating your advanced communication and academic writing skills in transmitting your capstone experiences and ideas to others. What does a well written literature review contain? That is a research topic on its own, however I recommend the list of SIX structural elements below are found in most well written literature reviews: Interpretation and evaluation of an overview of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation; Evidence of literature searches and critical analysis of the literature in the chosen capstone topic; Critical reflection and synthesis of complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the chosen topic; Original opinion on the benefits of your capstone project to others; Reflective comments on what was learnt from a review of the literature; Use of correct citations and referencing conforming to recognised referencing format. The Checklist for the literature review elements can be used as a quality check as you write: Content Elements Coverage of topic Depth of discussion Development of argument and reasoning Selection of literature Writing Style Elements Structure of review Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 18 of 32 Technical competence Use of citations and quotations Referencing Marking criteria Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 19 of 32 Literature Review Value 20% (50 marks) Criteria HD => 85% DI 75-84% CR 65-74% PS 50-64% Articles search and extraction of information 10.00% Information is gathered from multiple, research-based sources. Evidence of literature searches and critical analysis of the literature in the chosen capstone topic is apparent; 8.50 to 10.00% Information is gathered from multiple sources. Evidence of several literature searches and some critical analysis of the literature in the chosen capstone topic is provided; 7.50 to 8.49% Information is gathered from a limited number of sources. Limited evidence of literature searches and very little critical analysis of the literature in the chosen capstone topic is provided; 6.50 to 7.49% Information is gathered from a very small number of sources or relies heavily upon a single source of information. No evidence of literature searches or critical analysis of the literature in the chosen capstone topic; 5.00 to 6.49% Theme and logical flow arguments and issues in the narrative. 10.00% Well organized and demonstrates logical sequencing and structure of arguments.The topic is introduced, and the direction of the capstone project is fully explained. Writing style is narrative and demonstrates active voice, clarity and use of technical terms. 8.50 to 10.00% Well organized and demonstrates quite logical sequencing or structure of arguments. Readers are aware of the overall problem, challenge, or topic of the capstone project. Writing style is loosely narrative and demonstrates active voice, clarity and use of technical terms. 7.50 to 8.49% Well organized, but demonstrates illogical sequencing or lack of arguments in places. Readers are aware of most of the overall problem, challenge, or topic of the capstone project. Writing style demonstrates a mix active/passive voice and use of technical terms. 6.50 to 7.49% Organization, sequencing, or structure of the arguments needs refinement. The topic is introduced but very little reference is made to the topic or purpose of the capstone project. Writing style demonstrates is mixed voice, lack of clarity due to omission or explanation of some technical terms. 5.00 to 6.49% Background, foundations, Findings and Conclusions 10.00% Detailed findings and conclusions are reached from the evidence offered. All facts and information presented was accurate & opinions informative. 8.50 to 10.00% Findings and conclusions are reached from the evidence offered. Most facts and information presented was accurate & opinions informative. 7.50 to 8.49% There is some indication of conclusions from the evidence and the findings offered. Some facts and information presented was accurate & some opinions were useful to consider. 6.50 to 7.49% No findings or fromal conclusions are made from the evidence offered. Few facts and information presented was accurate & very little or no opinions were expressed. 5.00 to 6.49% Critical Thinking and Questions formed about the direction and development of the Capstone Project 10.00% Identifies strengths and weaknesses in own thinking: recognizes personal assumptions, values and perspectives, compares to others’, and evaluates them in the context of alternate points of view. 8.50 to 10.00% Identifies strengths and weaknesses in own thinking: recognizes personal assumptions, values and perspectives, compares to others’, with some comparisons of alternate points of view. 7.50 to 8.49% Identifies some personal assumptions, values, and perspectives; recognizes some assumptions, values and perspectives of others; shallow comparisons of alternate points of view. 6.50 to 7.49% Identifies some personal assumptions, values, and perspectives; does not consider alternate points of view. 5.00 to 6.49% Length, Format, References and writing Adheres to word or page length criteria , font, spacing, and APA or Exceed word or page limit criteria by less than 1 page. font or spacing and Exceed word or page limit criteria by 1 page. Font, spacing, or APA Exceed word or page limit criteria by over 1 page. Font, spacing, and Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 20 of 32 style. 10.00% similar citation format are correct. 8.50 to 10.00% APA are correct. 7.50 to 8.49% format is mostly correct. 6.50 to 7.49% citation format are incorrect or needs refinement. 5.00 to 6.49% Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 21 of 32 1. a. b. c. d. e. 2. a. b. c. Presentation The Literature Review should be presented in form of an academically written report with citations, referencing and use of tables and diagrams conforming to a recognised format. submit your literature review as a PDF file use A4-sized pages include a References appendix in APA style indent long quotations (eg. three lines or more) and make them single spaced use italics for book titles and journal names number the pages include a title page with your name, student number, the name of the subject, and the title of your literature review Assessment item 3 Capstone Project Report and Seminar Value: 60% Due date: 29-Sep-2014 Return date: 20-Oct-2014 Length: 3500-5000 words (20-25 pages) Submission method options Alternative submission method Task WHAT TO DO: Write a well researched academic Capstone Project Report between 3500 and 5000 words on the chosen capstone experience and its application in your chosen organisation ( 40%) 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. The Capstone Project Design should demonstrate project management skills and include experience in other areas of study where applicable. The Capstone Project Report may also have a systems development project included in the Report. The Requirements section below has a suggested format using six (6) main heading levels to use for the layout and organisation of the report. You should demonstrate academic writing skills, critical and reflective thinking ( http://student.csu.edu.au/study/resources) and include academic journals, conference proceedings, eBooks, theses, industry magazines and well respected resources from the Internet among your references in APA style ( http://student.csu.edu.au/study/referencing-at-csu) Present a Capstone Project Seminar ( 20%). 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. 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.) Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 22 of 32 2. c. d. e. f. This seminar can be to a live class of peers or online as a video presentation, outlining the results of your Capstone Project. 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. You may be asked questions from the audience after your presentation. 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. Rationale 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 Report 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 IT 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 Capstone Project Report Rubric (40% of 60%) The marking criteria for this assessment depend on how correctly you have addressed the requirements of the assessment item tasks. The Capstone Project Report should be an academically written and scholarly presented report with in-text citation of all the references listed using APA referencing style. Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 23 of 32 Criteria HD => 85% DI 75-84% CR 65-74% PS 50-64% Ability to apply and integrate different areas of study to examine emerging technologies and innovation. 10.00% Report demonstrates how the capstone project examines, integrates and applies key concepts from the area(s) of study in meaningful and purposeful application to the workplace. 8.50 to 10.00% Report demonstrates how the capstone project applies key concepts from the area(s) of study in meaningful and purposeful application to the workplace. 7.50 to 8.49% Report demonstrates how the capstone project applies key concepts from the area(s) of study for application to the workplace. 6.50 to 7.49% Report applies very few concepts from the area(s) of study and the application of the capstone to the workplace needed refinement. 5.00 to 6.49% Able to apply the skills and tools needed in project management and understand why the literature review is included in the report. 10.00% Demonstrated high level skills to do project management and sets the literature review in context before implementing the capstone project and writing the report. 8.50 to 10.00% Demonstration of competency with the skills to do project management and to include the literature review before implementing the capstone project and writing the report. 7.50 to 8.49% Demonstration of the skills to do project management and to include the literature review before implementing the capstone project and writing the report. 6.50 to 7.49% Project management skills need refinement and/or needed to include the literature review before implementing the capstone project and writing the report. 5.00 to 6.49% Ability to use academic writing skills and in-text citation of all the references listed using APA referencing style. 10.00% Demonstrates high level of scholarly communication and writing skills with the use of facts, analysis and personal opinions and in-text citation of all the references listed using APA referencing style. 8.50 to 10.00% Demonstrates competent scholarly communication and writing skills with the use of facts, analysis and personal opinions and in-text citation of all the references listed using APA referencing style. 7.50 to 8.49% Demonstrates scholarly communication and writing skills with the use of facts and in-text citation of all the references listed using APA referencing style. 6.50 to 7.49% Scholarly communication and writing skills need refinement with the use of facts, analysis and personal opinions and some of the references listed using APA referencing style are incomplete. 5.00 to 6.49% Capstone project design involves experience in information technology, critical thinking and reflection. 10.00% The capstone project design serves as the culmination of student’s experience in information technology, critical thinking and reflection. 8.50 to 10.00% The capstone project design includes many other experiences in information technology, with many instances of critical thinking and reflection. 7.50 to 8.49% The capstone project design includes other experiences in information technology, with many instances of critical thinking and reflection. 6.50 to 7.49% The capstone project design incudes some other experiences in information technology, but has very few or no instances of critical thinking and reflection. 5.00 to 6.49% Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 24 of 32 Capstone Project Seminar Rubric (20% of 60%) Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 25 of 32 Criteria HD => 85% DI 75-84% CR 65-74% PS 50-64% Subject selection from the report for audience interest, use of available time and overall organisation of the seminar. 5.00% Presents information in logical, interesting sequence that the audience can follow and delivered on time. Goal or objective of the seminar presented at the beginning. 4.25 to 5.00% Presents information in logical sequence that the audience can follow and delivered close to time given. The goal or objective of the report, may not be apparent in the beginning segments. 3.75 to 4.24% Audience has difficulty following presentation because student jumps around but is close to being on time. The goal or objective of the report was not clearly stated but inferred. 3.25 to 3.74% Audience cannot understand some of the presentation because there is no sequence of information and either falls short or goes over the time limit. The goal or objective of the report and seemed to lack a specific focus. 2.50 to 3.24% Expertise shown with the capstone project and audience engagement. 5 .00% Demonstrates full knowledge (more than required) with explanations and elaboration of the project. Maintains eye contact with audience or the camera, seldom returning to notes. Student uses a clear voice and correct, precise pronunciation of terms so that all audience members or viewers can hear the presentation. 4.25 to 5.00% Demonstrates ease with explanations and willing to elaborate at times. Student maintains eye contact most of the time but frequently returns to notes. Student’s voice is clear. Student pronounces most words correctly. Most audience members or viewers can hear the presentation. 3.75 to 4.24% Demonstrates comfort with explanations, but fails to elaborate at times. Student occasionally uses eye contact, but still reads most of report from notes or the screen. Student’s voice is low. Student incorrectly pronounces terms. Audience members or viewers have difficulty hearing all the presentation. 3.25 to 3.74% Demonstrattes just a basic does grasp of information about the project; Student reads all of report with no eye contact or the video sounds like a prepared speech. Student mumbles or incorrectly pronounces terms, and speaks too quietly audience members or viewers to hear. 2.50 to 3.24% How well the points were made using facts and personal opinions expressed 5.00% All facts and information presented was accurate & opinions informative. 4.25 to 5.00% Most facts and information presented was accurate & opinions informative. 3.75 to 4.24% Some facts and information presented was accurate & some opinions were useful to consider. 3.25 to 3.74% Few facts and information presented was accurate & very little or no opinions were expressed. 2.50 to 3.24% How well the questions were handled in the ‘live’ seminar. OR How well the technology was used for impact in the online video seminar: e.g. slides, content, audio, video, focus quality. 5.00% Answers all questions with detailed explanations and elaboration. OR The video demonstrated high technical skill with special effects, editing and visual design of content. The audio and focus were loud and clear at all times. 4.25 to 5.00% Answers to all questions, but fails to elaborate at times. OR The video demonstrated competent technical skill with special effects, editing and visual design of content. The audio and focus were loud and clear at all times. 3.75 to 4.24% Able to answer only rudimentary questions from the audience. OR The video demonstrated some technical skill with special effects, editing and visual design of content. The audio and focus were mostly loud and clear. 3.25 to 3.74% Cannot answer all questions about subject. OR The video demonstrated basic technical skill with camera, slides and screen recording. The audio and focus were sufficiently lacking quality at times. 2.50 to 3.24% Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 26 of 32 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: 0 = totally unsatisfactory 1 = not met very well 2 = could be improved 3 = satisfactorily addressed 4 = met quite well 5 = excellent It is expected that in most cases a satisfactory mark will be awarded. Higher marks will need to be earned by producing genuinely better than satisfactory performance in that criterion. The expected satisfactory standard is described below. Presentation The Capstone Project Report should be an academically written and scholarly presented report and provide in-text citation of all the references listed using APA referencing style. The Requirements section below has a suggested format using six (6) main heading levels. The Capstone Project Seminar will achieve a satisfactory rating if using this as a checklist: How well the key points were made: highlight the most important aspects of your presentation or leave the audience with a clear impression of any message that you are trying to convey Ability to communicate: talk in a clear and easily understood manner, use language that is appropriate for the audience and vary the intonation and pace to emphasise particular aspects Selection of appropriate aspects from the Capstone Report for the audience: choose the aspects of your investigations that are most relevant for this audience – choose a depth of treatment that is appropriate for this audience Keeping to the point of the presentation: stick to the point of the presentation and not introduce digressions that you may think of during the presentation Use of the available time: conclude your presentation close to the allocated 10 minutes and try not cram too much into the presentation so that it is too rushed or runs too far over time – also alter the pace or planned depth of treatment of some parts to remain on schedule How well resources were used to support the presentation: use resources such as PowerPoint slides, handouts etc. to effectively support your presentation and manage the resources so that the audience is not distracted by them from the points you are trying to make Organization of the presentation: arrange the components of your presentation in a logical sequence present information in an appropriate way Degree to which the speaker appeared to be expert in that topic: demonstrate a degree of confidence in the subject matter to convince the audience that you know what you are talking about. Audience engagement: Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 27 of 32 look at the whole audience not just a small section, make eye contact with different parts of the audience and recognize when your audience is not understanding what you are trying to say and do something about it. How well the the video was made or the questions were handled in the live seminar: understand the question and if necessary engage in a dialogue to clarify the question – provide an answer that satisfies the questioner. Requirements Suggested Template for the Capstone Project Report (3500-5000 words) The following format with six (6) main heading levels covers all aspects as required in the Capstone Project Report. Please insert the Literature Review (2000 words) as part of the report. You can adapt or modify it to suit the style of Capstone Project that you are doing or add other heading such as an Appendix: 1. Introduction a. A definition and description of your chosen emerging technology. b. A description of your chosen organisation, its characteristics and the industry it is part of. Clearly mention the number of employees and URL of the organisation. c. A general overview of the organisation including technology adoption overall and how emerging technology is predominantly used within the organisation. d. A one paragraph overview of what you intend to write in the rest of your report. e. Project Blog Web Address 2. Literature Review (2000-words) NOTE: Include an updated version here of your Literature Review from Assessment Item 2, as the report writing process may uncover more for you to add by the time you finish this report. 3. Reasons and benefits for the use of the emerging technology a. Identify the business drivers and main reasons for the use of the emerging technology within the organisation. 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Academic Conduct The University expects that you, as a student, will be honest in your studies and research and that you will not do anything that will interfere with or frustrate the studies and research of other students. In particular, you are expected to: Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201460 SM I-20 June 2014-Version 1 Page 32 of 32 acknowledge the work of others in your assignments and other assessable work; not knowingly allow others to use your work without acknowledgment; report honestly the findings of your study and research; and use only permitted materials in examinations. Details of expected academic conduct are provided in: the Student Academic Misconduct Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00279); the Academic Progress Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00250); Students are also expected to be responsible in the use of University facilities and resources and to abide by University rules concerning the Library and electronic resources. the Library Rule (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00280); and the Computing and Communications Facilities Use Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00145). Copies of the Rule of the Library and Code of Conduct for Users of Electronic Facilities can also be obtained from the Library or the Division of Information Technology (DIT) Service Desk. Penalties for breaching the above Rule and Policies include suspension or exclusion from the University. Students also have expectations of the University and of other students in the cooperative endeavour of studying. Details of these expectations are provided in the Student Charter (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00268). Subject Outline as a Reference Document This Subject Outline is an accurate and historical record of the curriculum and scope of your subject. The Subject Outline Policy (https://policy.csu.edu.au/view.current.php?id=00267) (at clause 16(f)) requires that you retain a copy of the Subject Outline for future use such as for accreditation purposes.

 

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