CIT 105 Project One Requirements
This project will be an application of the information covered in Unit 1 (select chapters from Technology in Action).
- Utilize computer technology as a tool to access, manage, prepare, and present information.
Other learning outcomes may apply depending on the technology topic of your choosing.
The requirements of this project are as follows:
- You must come up with a topic for the project. Your topic must be related to an issue in technology. This could be a controversial issue you heard about in the news, something we discussed in class, or some item in technology you have always wanted to explore. Some examples are listed here:
- Online discrimination/hate crimes
- Misinformation/bias in online sources
- Data privacy (social media, big data)
- The digital divide
- Cybersecurity threats
- Cloud computing
- How to use the Internet effectively
- A topic submitted under the Project One folder > Project One Topic. This must include your intended topic and the multimedia format you intend to use for your project. You can type your submission within Blackboard or submit it as a word document (.doc or .docx). This must be completed by the due date included within the course schedule for your section.
- Once you have decided on a topic, you can consider the way you want to deliver content on your topic. You may do this in a variety of ways. You must use some form of multimedia technology to give an overview of whatever topic you have chosen. The goal audience for this multimedia presentation is the general public. Imagine you are conveying information on your topic to your friends, coworkers, or family members. Here are some examples of acceptable forms of multimedia to turn in:
- Infographic – you could utilize tools like Canva (https://www.canva.com/), Adobe Spark (https://www.adobe.com/express/), Microsoft Word, or others you are familiar with (minimum 1 page)
- Flier – you could utilize tools like Canva (https://www.canva.com/), Microsoft Word, or others (minimum 1 page)
- Presentation – you could utilize tools like Prezi (https://prezi.com/), Microsoft PowerPoint, or others (minimum 5 slides)
- Video – you could utilize tools like YouTube, VoiceThread, or others (minimum 3 minutes)
- The content must include:
- An introduction to your topic
- Why it should matter in your everyday life (geared towards an audience of you and other members of the general public)
- You may use the textbook as a source for your information, but you must have at least two additional online sources to explain your topic. These could be online articles, websites, podcasts, YouTube videos, or some other source.
As a general note, I would strongly encourage you to create a form of multimedia that you are not very familiar with. Because of this, I will be awarding 5 points extra credit for projects that are not created using Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint. The objective of this project is to allow you as a student to explore using a multimedia tool you aren’t familiar with while also researching a technology topic you are interested in. You are not being graded on artistic quality; rather, if you are able to present the information in a meaningful way.
I have included a rubric for the project on the next page.