Just To Keep You Thinking

“There is no more powerful force to change every institution than the first generation of digital natives. The world, including business, will hinge on a new set of principles” Don Tapscott

“The internet as a noun has become the internet as a verb. It has become a set of conversations. An era in which user-generated content and social networks became the dominant phenomenon” Philip Evans

“The self as we once knew it no longer exists, and I think that an abstract, digital universe has become part of our identity” Abha Dawesar

 

“Technology is the seventh kingdom of life. And we have a moral obligation to invent technology so that every person on the globe has the potential to realize their true difference” Kevin Kelly

“If you don’t treat humans as special, if you don’t create some special zones for humans – especially when you are designing [or integrating] technology – you’ll end up dehumanizing the world. And what we have done in the last decade is give information [and data] more rights than are given to people” Jaron Lanier

“The greatest task before civilisation at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men” Havelock Elis

1220HSL | Group Presentation
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Group Presentation

Group Presentation

The presentation requires you (working in groups of two) to deliver a well-researched synopsis of a specific trend that will have implications for the industries you are planning on heading into (i.e. the industries associated with your chosen majors: sport, events, leisure, tourism, or hotels) or business in a broader context, and furthermore, detail how business or those industries will use (or not use) technology to adapt and prosper in the face of such developments.

This will provide you the opportunity to critically analyse forecasted developments within a specific industry and additionally provide you the opportunity to make a definitive argument on whether technology provides businesses the capacity to improve customer service or simply dilute it.

The presentation will be assessed under the following headings:

  1. Presentation Content
  2. Presentation Style
  3. Group Performance

Group Selection Process

It is your responsibility to form your own working group. In saying that however, if you need assistance to form a group, your lecturer or tutors can help (just let them know). Groups are to be comprised of two (minimum) to three (maximum) colleagues. Colleagues do not have to come from the same tutorial (feel free to team up with anyone currently undertaking 1220HSL you have come to know over the past 11 weeks). Once you have organised your group you need to book your presentation into the online booking system (you will receive an announcement on where to go to do this). To make this booking, you will need the following:

  1. Names of group members
  2. Student numbers of group members
  3. Presentation topic
  4. Preferred presentation time and location (you are provided numerous options here)

Assignment Topics (A Guide)

Each group is required to deliver a presentation focused on a topic like the ones provided below:

  1. Business and the digital footprint
  2. Marketing and the new media
  3. Marketing strategies and virtual communities
  4. Innovative technology and customer service
  5. An official pitch of the website you have developed within this course
  6. Technology and human connection (for or against)

You are however free to deliver a presentation on any topic you are interested in, as long as it covers the original brief;

‘a well-researched synopsis of a specific trend that will have implications for the industries you are planning on heading into (i.e. the industries associated with your chosen majors: sport, events, leisure, tourism, or hotels) or business in a broader context, and furthermore, detail how business or those industries will use (or not use) technology to adapt and prosper in the face of such developments…’

Due Date

Presentations will be scheduled in weeks 13 and are to be delivered in the lecture and tutorials (during normal tutorial time slots). A set number of students can present in the lecture theatre (during the normal lecture time slot) in week 13.

Assignment Four Task Sheet

This document will, in an easy to understand manner, assist you to complete your fourth assignment (the Group Presentation). The fourth assignment is a synopsis of a specific trend that will have implications for the industries you are planning on heading into, or business in a broader context, and also details how business or those industries will use (or not use) technology to adapt in to these developments. You can basically deliver a presentation on any topic you like as long as it is focused on technology and business.

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Assignment Four Marking Criteria

This document provides a guide to how your fourth assignment (the Group Presentation) will be marked. It is broken up into three major components (presentation content, presentation style, and group performance). Use this guide as a checklist to ensure you cover all aspects of the assignment to a high standard. An assessment of each aspect of the assignment will be undertaken and a mark will be given. This will provide feedback to the student through an indication of the quality of the students work addressing each criterion.

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Assignment Four Scheduling (Presentation Registrations)

Simply click on the button below to register your presentations guys. Remember you will need the names of your group members, their student numbers, and your topic. Once you have all that together you can choose a date and time that will suit. Any dramas, just let us know and we will help you out.

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