ITC571 – Emerging Technologies and Innovation Capstone Project Report and Seminar

Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 1 of 35 ITC571 – Emerging Technologies and Innovation Session 2 2015 Faculty of Business School of Computing and Mathematics Internal Mode Subject Overview This subject requires research and project work, at an advanced 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 in a selected topic in Information Technology. Learning outcomes On successful completion of this subject, you should be able to interpret and evaluate an overview of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation; be able to perform literature searches and critically analyse the literature in the chosen topic; be able to critically reflect on and synthesize complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the chosen topic; be able to apply project management and information and communication technologies (ICT) tools to plan, execute, record and present their research and project work as a capstone experience; be able to demonstrate advanced communication skills in transmitting their capstone experiences and ideas. Lecturer Details Subject Coordinator Rajasekaran Lakshmiganthan Email rlakshmiganthan@studygroup.com Phone To be advised. Campus To be advised. Building/Room number To be advised. About your lecturer Ather Saeed Ather Saeed is the Course Coordinator for CSU (Networking Programs) at Study Centre Melbourne. Currently pursuing his PhD (thesis titled “Fault-tolerance in the Healthcare Wireless Sensor Networks”). He has a Masters in Information Technology & Graduate Diploma ( IT) from the University of Queensland, Master of Computer Science (Canadian Institute of Graduate Studies). He has been involved in the tertiary education since 1999 (prior to joining CSU, he was the Course Coordinator at Federation University for IT Program) and has published several research papers in Journals, International conferences (held in USA, UK and Germany). His hobbies include reading, playing basket-ball and Chess. Malka Halgamuge Dr Malka N. Halgamuge is a Research Fellow / Scientist in the Department of Electrical and Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 2 of 35 Electronic Engineering of University of Melbourne. She obtained her PhD from the same department. She is an Adjunct Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, Australia. She also works as Electro Magnetic Radiation (EMR) Consultant since January 2014 (radiation hazards (RADHAZ) safety measurement and assessment). She has published more than 55 articles attracting over 400 Citations. She is listed among the Most Cited Scientists by ISI’s Essential Science Indicators (Since May 2014). She currently co-supervises a group of 4 PhD students and she has co-supervised 1 PhD student to completion (2013) at the University of Melbourne. She has awarded the (i) Australia-China Young Scientist Fellowship supported by the Commonwealth of Australia (2014), (ii) Dyason Fellowship to undertake research at Department of Epidemiology, University of California (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA (2013), (iii) Early Career Researcher (ECR) Award from 60th Anniversary of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2014). Two of the papers she has co-authored with her PhD students received the “Best Paper Award” (2012) and “Best Student Paper Award” (2011). She was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Engagement Award (2010) and Vice-Chancellor’s Knowledge Transfer Award (2008) for her research at the University of Melbourne. She was awarded the Solander Fellowship for research collaboration with the Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiation Physics, Lund University, in 2007 and 2008. She was among the short listed applicants for both 2009 and 2010 “LOreal Australia for Women in Science Fellowship”, out of over 200 female scientists applied in Australia. Learning, Teaching and Support Strategies Class times and location Lecture 1: Wednesdays 5.00pm-8.00pm, Room 4.11 & 4.12 Lecture 2: Tuesdays 9.00am-12.00pm, Room 2.11 & 2.12 Lecture 3: Tuesdays 1.00pm-4.00pm, Room 2.11 & 2.12 Compusory workshop or Residential School There is no residential school for this subject. How to contact your lecturer Any questions concerning the teaching of this subject can be made by contacting your Subject Lecturer. Lecturer Name : Ather Saeed Lecturer Email : ASaeed @studygroup.com (mailto:MBaron@studygroup.com) Lecturer Name : Malka Halgamuge Lecturer Email : MHalgamuge@studygroup.com (mailto:MHalgamuge@studygroup.com) Email is the best option. Please send a brief message regarding the issue and include the subject name and code in your email –it really helps to know which class you belong to, before I respond to your query. If you prefer to phone me that is fine, but please leave a message if I am not there at the time – I will give you a call back as soon as I can. How you are expected to engage with the subject All of your subject materials are available on the Interact site under the Topics link in the left hand side menu. I suggest that for each topic you read the learning objectives carefully, read the overview, have a quick skim of the text and then watch the interactive tutorial. Once you have got a feel for what the topic is about try and make a good set of notes under each of the topic review questions in that topic. However, this subject is a research based subject. In this subject there are also lots of opportunities for you to engage with me, with your peers and with Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 3 of 35 the subject. I will be holding 12 regular sessions where we can discuss content issues and assessment items. As part of your assessment in this subject you are required to work alone or group for all the assessment items. It is helpful to have a small task to complete early in the session, so that you have a focus in the subject from the very first day, and so I have set a small assessment item in week 3, as part of your assessment. If you don’t complete the assessment, I may contact you by phone or email to have a chat about study and if there are any issue that I can help with. The study guide and/or subject materials for this subject have 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 Support website via the following link: student.csu.edu.au Visit the Learning Support 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 from outside Australia). 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 (e.g. ABS statistics, Australian standards, encyclopaedias, dictionaries), as well as links to other libraries and their catalogues: http://aleph.unilinc.edu.au/sga – SGA Melbourne library catalogue including electronic books and electronic journals online. http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/ – CSU Library Services including Primo Search catalogue, online tutorials and video tutorials in research skills, finding articles for assignments, 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 Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 4 of 35 different online resources on any subject from one search. Contact Details for renewing loans, locating books and other information: SGA Melbourne Library: Marian Lees – Director, Library Services Email: MLees@studygroup.com Library Help Friendly and quick assistance available. Ask for help finding information and navigating the library’s extensive eResources. http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/help/ask Online Tutorials Learn how to: •use Primo Search to find eReserve material and journal articles. •identify appropriate sources of information and peer reviewed material, and evaluate resources. •search journal databases and web resources for information for your assessments. http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/how-to/watch-it Bookmark your Subject Library Guide Subject Library guides are a great way to get started with research. Each online guide is tailored to a specific area of study, outing how to research in your area and where to look for information. http://libguides.csu.edu.au/ Academic learning support assistance Visit the learning support 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: Ann Ahn Email: aahn@studygroup.com Phone: (03) TBA For appointments, please see Reception. Queries regarding the content of this subject should be directed to your subject lecturer. Your workload in this subject Each week you should spend around 9 – 11 hours studying this subject – obviously some weeks may require more time than other depending on how you work – but the following is a guide for your information. Supporting readings 3.0 hours Participation in weekly class 3.0 hours Participation in discussion forum 2.0 hours Preparation of assessment items 3 hours Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 5 of 35 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 topic. Schedule Session Week Week Commencing Topics Learning activities 1 27 July 2015 Topic 1 How to find trends with emerging technologies & innovation Selecting a topic and setup Interact Project site and/or use blog for documentation of weekly progress 2 3 August 2015 Topic 1 continued Capstone Research Topic is finalised and posted to main Discussion forum 3 & 4 10 August 2015 Topic 2 Project Planning Topic 3 Research Skills Use software to develop a project plan with WBS, milestones and Gantt chart. e.g. Microsoft 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) or ProjectLibre (http://www.projectlibre.org/) Assessment Item 1 Due : 14 August 2015 5 17 August 2015 Topic 4 Extracting information from readings for critical analysis Continue to work with Modules and your capstone project work. 6 24 August 2015 Topics 4 and 5 Continue Continue to work with Modules and your capstone project work. Break 31 August 2015 Continue to work with Modules and your capstone project work. 7 7 September 2015 Topic 5 Preparing and writing a literature review or capstone report Assessment Item 2 Literature Review : 11 September 2015 8 14 September 2015 Topic 5 continued Assessment Item 3 Weekly Progress Report : 18 September 2015 9 21 September 2015 Topic 6 Presenting a seminar Prepare/Edit Final Project Report that documents ALL of the Capstone Project. 10 28 September 2015 Capstone Project Report and Seminar Finalise Capstone Project Report and Seminar 11 5 October Assessment Item 4 Capstone Project Report and Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 6 of 35 Session Week Week Commencing Topics Learning activities 2015 Seminar : 9 October 2015 12 12 October 2015 Examination period 19 October – 30 October 2015 Assessment Information Introduction to assessment To protect the academic integrity of the subject, you may be asked to complete an additional test (which may be verbal) if I or another member of the teaching staff have doubts that the work that you have submitted for an assessment item is your own. This test would be held within 4 weeks of the submission of the assessment. Detailed information regarding: Sample exam (for subjects with a formal exam) Pass requirements Grades Presentation Submissions Extensions Penalties for late submission Assignment return Resubmission Plagiarism are included in Appendix 1. Assessment Items Item number Title Type Value Due date* Return date** 1 Capstone Project Proposal and Plan Assignment 15% 14-Aug-2015 04-Sep-2015 2 Literature Review Assignment 25% 11-Sep-2015 02-Oct-2015 3 Weekly Progress Reports Assignment 10% Variable Variable 4 Capstone Project Report and Seminar Assignment 50% 09-Oct-2015 30-Oct-2015 * 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: 15% Due date: 14-Aug-2015 Return date: 04-Sep-2015 Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 7 of 35 1. 2. a. b. c. d. e. 3. a. b. c. 4. a. b. c. d. 5. 6. a. b. c. 7. Length: 1000-2000 words (5-6 pages) Submission method options Alternative submission method Task WHAT TO DO: Follow the Study Schedule and work with the Topics (Modules) 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 a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), milestones and Gantt chart. These tools may help. MicrosoftProject Pro ( http://office.microsoft.com/en-au/project/); Open source tools like GanttProject ( http://www.ganttproject.biz/); OpenProj( http://sourceforge.net/projects/openproj/) OpenProject ( https://www.openproject.org/about). ProjectLibre ( http://www.projectlibre.org/) Begin a ‘ project blog’ for your chosen emerging technology topic. 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. Consider sharing the site with your peers as a way to harness each others knowledge. For Distance mode students, the Blog can be used for your Weekly Progress Reports (as an alternative to the Discussion Board) in Assessment Item 3. CSU Thinkspace at http://thinkspace.csu.edu.au/ (use your CSU Login ID) is recommended or 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 (e.g. 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 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). Describe how you intend to submit/present your Weekly Progress Reports to peers from Week 2: In Class (only option for on-campus students) Interact2 Discussion Board My Project Blog (provide Website address) 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 Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 8 of 35 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 r esearch 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. 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 Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 9 of 35 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 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 10 of 35 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 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 11 of 35 1. a. b. 2. a. b. 3. 4. 5. 6. a. b. c. d. e. 7. a. b. c. d. e. 8. 9. 1. 2. 3. 4. a. b. 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) Weekly Progress Reports Plan (In class, Discussion Board or Project Blog entries) 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: 25% Due date: 11-Sep-2015 Return date: 02-Oct-2015 Length: 2000 words (10-12 pages) Submission method options Alternative submission method Task WHAT TO DO: Tasks 1 and 2 below TASK 1 Literature Review 20% 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 on done in Topics 1 to 5. For Group Work OPTION teams only: Assessment Item 3 Literature Review is done INDIVIDUALLY by ALL students and will be combined and included in the final Group Capstone Project Report. Ensure that the Literature Review submitted by you is your own work and has not been submitted elsewhere and comply with the University’s requirements for academic integrity. 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 Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 12 of 35 4. b. c. d. 5. 6. 7. 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, eBooks) and submit a 2000-word review of the literature on your topic. Templates are available in the Resources section or from your lecturer to help guide you through the process of extracting information from a collection of articles. 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: Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 13 of 35 1. 2. 3. 4. Library Resources 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 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, Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 14 of 35 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 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? TASK 2 Originality Report and Questions 5% Generate a Turnitin originality report and submit this report via TURNITIN; Answer the following questions to interpret the Turnitin originality report. The questions can be found through the following link: http://www.academicinternational.org/teaching/turnitin.pdf Submit your question answers via TURNITIN. 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 carefully at the originality report so that you can improve on your use of sources. Your essay will be on the left side of the screen, and the matching colour-coded sources will be listed on the right. Then you can make the necessary changes to your essay before you submit the final draft for marking. You need to 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 can be found through the following link: http://student.csu.edu.au/study/plagiarism/checking 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 Charles Sturt University Subject Outline ITC571 201560 SM I-2 July 2015-Version 1 Page 15 of 35 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 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 li

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