Emerging Technologies and Innovation

Expand All Collapse All Print Version ITC571 – Emerging Technologies and Innovation Session 2 2016 Faculty of Business School of Computing and Mathematics Internal Mode Subject Overview[Show] Lecturer Details[Show] Learning, Teaching and Support Strategies[Show] Text and Learning Materials[Hide] Prescribed text(s) There is NO prescribed text for this subject. What you read and how much you read will depend on your chosen topic. Schedule[Show] Assessment Information[Show] Assessment Items[Hide] Item number Title Type Value Due date* Return date** 

1 Innovation Quiz and Project Blog Assignment 5% 05-Aug-2016 26-Aug-2016 

2 Project Proposal and Plan Assignment 10% 19-Aug-2016 12-Sep-2016 

3 Annotated Bibliography Assignment 25% 16-Sep-2016 13-Oct-2016 

4 Research Development Quiz and Ethical Analysis Assignment 20% 30-Sep-2016 26-Oct-2016 

5 Weekly Progress Report Assignment 10% Variable Variable 6 Project Closure: Project Blog and Seminar Assignment 30% 07-Oct-2016 31-Oct-2016 * 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 Innovation Quiz and Project Blog Value: 5% Due date: 05-Aug-2016 Return date: 26-Aug-2016 Submission method options Alternative submission method Task What is Innovation? Source: Innovation as a process – Bessant & Tidd, Innovation and Enterpreneurship – The word Innovation is on the political, business and research agendas and is often linked to entrepreneurship. So while developing a topic which is both an emerging technology and an innovation, as the title of ITC571 suggests, it important to understand what innovation means to you. This short exercise and online quiz will help with developing more insight into: What is Innovation? WHAT TO DO: Project Blog

1. Set up and develop your Project Blog as required for this task and later assessment task. The blog will store entries made by you throughout the subject to document the project stages and Milestones, seminar notes and other important notes. 

2. You can use CSU’s Thinkspace site at (use your CSU Login ID) or a blog site of your own choice. CSU Thinkspace is recommended or else WordPress, Google’s Bloggerare common blogging systems, but you may have your own favourite site to use. 

3. Choose and develop a limited blogger profile and enter a suitable TITLE for your blog (e.g.Joe’s Wireless Technology Project) – not your full name. For WEB ADDRESS – use yourstudent number as your account name (URL) or other unique identifier.

4. 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. 

5. The last question in the Online Quiz will ask to write the URL Web address for your Project Blog, so do this task BEFORE you attempt the Innovation Quiz. Innovation Quiz 

1. Read the notes and resources in Topic 1 from the Interact2 site sidebar menu. 

2. Try these two quiz sites based on what innovation means to a business:  Prepare for the Online Quiz in the Test Centre link in Interact

3 by reading Tom Worthington’s blog at:  

4. Answer all the 20 quiz questions (1 mark each) that will be based on these online sites and the understanding that you have about Innovation. 

5. The final Question 20 requires you to write a draft ” Statement of Innovation ” about your proposed project (even if not complete, it can be prepared in advance) AND to include the URL Web address of your Project Blog Rationale The word Innovation is on the political, business and research agendas so while developing a topic which is both an emerging technology and an innovation, as the title of ITC571 suggests, it important to understand what innovation means to you. Understanding innovation will help to shape the direction and depth of research and the development a capstone project topic about emerging technologies. The Project Blog helps you to document your project and to “think by writing” as you develop, manage and record the project delivery as well as your “learning journey”. This is good knowledge management. Marking criteria Innovation Quiz and Project Blog : Online Quiz (5 %) Criteria HD => 85% DI 75-84% CR 65-74% PS 50-64% Fail < 50% Project Blog is created and functional and of the topic area is appropriate and has been justified by student and supervisor/sponsor. (1 Mark) 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. 0.85 to 1.00% 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. 0.75 to 0.84% 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. 0.65 to 0.74% The rationale is not clear and the project has no clear recommendations by any sponsor or supervisor. Topic selection has not been fully justified by inclusion of information and facts about the problem and purpose of the investigation. 0.50 to 0.64% No Project Blog has been created or an incomplete Project Blog exists with little or no content. 0.00 to 0.49% All Twenty Questions from the Online Innovation Quiz are attempted with an answer. (4 Marks) 18-20 Score Understands and responds to all questions. Cites specific evidence from relevant portions or text. Demonstrates sophisticated understanding of innovation Interprets document in own words, goes beyond literal meaning to conceptual and wider significance of innovation. 3.40 to 4.00% 15-17 Score Understands and responds to all or most questions. Cites evidence from relevant portions or text. Demonstrates accurate understanding of innovation Interprets document in own words. 3.00 to 3.39% 13-14 Score Understands and responds to all or most questions. Cites some specific evidence from relevant portions or text. Demonstrates accurate understanding of innovation and generally Interprets document usually in own words. 2.60 to 2.99% 10-12 Score Understands and responds to all or most questions. Cites some specific evidence from relevant portions or text. Demonstrates understanding of innovation and generally Interprets document usually in own words. 2.00 to 2.59% 9 or less. Responds to fewer than half the questions, Evidence either lacking or so vague that it does not demonstrate understanding of innovation. Uses language that is either vague or copied from text without interpretation. 1.00 to 1.99% Presentation Online via Test Centre in Interact2 Requirements Complete the Topic 1, the readings, set up the Project Blog and do the Innovation Quiz in Interact2 before the closing date. Assessment item 2 Project Proposal and Plan Value: 10% Due date: 19-Aug-2016 Return date: 12-Sep-2016 Submission method options Alternative submission method Task WHAT TO DO: 

1. Follow the Study Schedule and work with the Topics (Modules) in Interact as they provide a “scaffold” for your learning in this subject. 

2. 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 a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), milestones and Gantt chart. These tools may help. 

a. MicrosoftProject Pro  

b. Open source tools like GanttProject ; 

c. OpenProjd. OpenProject .

 e. ProjectLibre  

3. Begin using the ‘ project blog’ for your chosen emerging technology topic. 

a. The blog is a way to not only “think by writing” and make your notes but also store project files and links in a cloud-based service. 

b. Consider sharing the site with your peers as a way to harness each others knowledge. 

c. The Blog can be used for your Weekly Progress Reports (as an alternative to the Discussion Board) in Assessment Item 5 beginning in Week 2. 

4. The blog is ideally updated each week with 3 or 4 entries, at a minimum standard and will become a valuable tool for the Weekly Progress Reports AND/OR for documenting your project notes and as the foundation for editing and writing the Capstone Project Report. An ideal blog entry will have around 50-150 words (150-600 words a week). 

5. Describe how you intend to submit/present your Weekly Progress Reports to peers from Week 2: a. In Class (only option for on-campus students) b. Interact2 Discussion Board c. My Project Blog (provide Website address) 6. Group Work OPTION for Assessment Items (Not recommended for Distance mode students): The Group Capstone Project Proposal and Plan is submitted by the team of three (3 maximum group size) for a group mark on a project proposal and plan that clearly indicates the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Role and Responsibilities of EACH member to carry an equal share of the load in the project work. 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 3 Annotated Bibliography) 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 plan, execute, record and present your research and project work as a capstone experience. Your Capstone Project Proposal and Plan will be evaluated with a series of questions that you can use as a Checklist: 

• 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? Marking criteria The ITC571 Capstone Project Proposal and Plan Assessment Criteria (10%) Criteria HD => 85% DI 75-84% CR 65-74% PS 50-64% RS1 Choose a capstone project topic and identify the information needed to fill knowledge gaps stated by others. 10.00% Project Proposal and Plan demonstrates that an evaluation of recent trends in emerging technologies and the identification of the knowledge gap has led to an appropriate and detailed topic selection. 8.50 to 10.00% Project Proposal and Plan demonstrates that an evaluation of recent trends in emerging technologies and the identification of the knowledge gap has led to an appropriate topic selection. 7.50 to 8.49% Project Proposal and Plan demonstrates that an evaluation of recent trends in emerging technologies but the identification of the knowledge gap was not clear in the topic selection. 6.50 to 7.49% Project Proposal and Plan demonstrates a rationale that is not clear and the project has no clear identification of the knowledge gap or recommendations by any sponsor or supervisor. 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 have 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 brief 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% RA Synthesize and apply information and data to different contexts to facilitate critical thinking, planning, problem solving and decision making, understanding of the problem and consideration of users. 30.00% 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. 25.50 to 30.00% Identifies strengths and weaknesses in own thinking: recognizes personal assumptions, values and perspectives, compares to others’, with some comparisons of alternate points of view. 22.50 to 25.49% Identifies some personal assumptions, values, and perspectives; recognizes some assumptions, values and perspectives of others; shallow comparisons of alternate points of view. 19.50 to 22.49% Identifies some personal 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% Presentation Capstone Project Plan Sample Format (subject to change or modified to include systems development projects) 

1. Title: Emerging Technology and Innovation Topic 

a. Project Blog ( Web address provided) 

b. Weekly Progress Reports Plan (In class, Discussion Board or Project Blog entries) 

2. Rationale 

a. Problem domain 

b. Purpose and justification 

c. Sponsor or Supervisor recommendation (if applicable, but not required) 

3. Research Questions (if applicable) 

4. Conceptual or Theoretical Framework 

5. Methodology 

a. Research and Systems Development method(s) 

b. Data collection or systems design methods 

c. Ethical Issues 

d. Compliance Requirements (Workplace, Industry or Government regulations) 

e. Analysis of data 

6. Project Plan 

a. Deliverables (Conclusions, Recommendations, Software code etc.)

b. Work breakdown structure (WBS) 

c. Risk Analysis 

d. Duration e. Gantt chart 

7. References 

8. Appendix (if required) Assessment item 3 Annotated Bibliography Value: 25% Due date: 16-Sep-2016 Return date: 13-Oct-2016 Submission method options Alternative submission method Task TASK 

1: Annotated Bibliography (20%) 1. Write an Annotated Bibliography for your Capstone Topic following a set structure. The Annotated Bibliography 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.. 

2. Use the latest online search tools ( CSU PRIMO, Google Scholar, Online databases) and efficient bibliographic organisers – CSU supports the use of EndNote. (available on iPad). EndNote is a bibliographic citation program, allowing references and footnotes to be translated into a variety of standard formats. 

3. As a CSU student you can download and install EndNote X7 for Windows or Mac OS platforms  

4. For Group Work OPTION teams only: Assessment Item 3 Annotated Bibliography is done INDIVIDUALLY by ALL students. 

5. Ensure that the AB submitted by you is your own work and has not been submitted elsewhere and comply with the University’s requirements for academic integrity. 

6. You can get help in Building and Writing an Annotated Bibliography from Topic 3 in the ITC571 Interact2 site sidebar menu and other study advices and tips from: 

a. Study Resources (PDF files to download):  

b. APA style Referencing from 

c. The CSU Library website for LibGuides in Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics at 

d. EndNote Bibliographic software and tutorials LibGuide at 

7. Review the emerging technology (use internet for journals, conference papers, magazines, news articles, online databases, eBooks) and submit a 12 article Annotated Bibliography on your topic. 

8. 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  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 Information Technology Journal Databases:  Information Technology & Computing LibGuides : The following questions may be useful while reviewing the topic: 

1. What is the new technology? 

2. What does it do and what are the special features it has? 

3. When is it coming out in the market and how much will it cost? 

4. What industry will the new technology affect? (Medical, agricultural, computer, business etc….).

 5. In your opinion, will the new technology be beneficial to society? Why or why not. 

6. What did you learn from a critical analysis of your sources of information on this new technology?

TASK 2: Originality Report and Questions (5%) Turnitin is more than a ‘gotcha’ device – it is an effective learning tool: Because the sophisticated use of sources involves a complex set of research, critical thinking, and writing skills, you should expect to take several years to master them. Turnitin can be a helpful tool in this developmental process. You should use your originality reports as feedback on a first draft so that you can improve your use of sources before submitting the final draft for marking. Interpreting the Turnitin Originality Report: After you submit your draft to Turnitin for self-checking, you should look care

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