302 week 1 Getting started with your project

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  • This powerpoint will provide information about the unit and details for choosing your project and project supervision.
    External Students – please download the Project Guidelines for information relating to the process of developing and completing your project.
  • Today you will need to choose some projects that may be of interest - you need to submit your EOI as soon as possible.
    EXTERNAL STUDENTS – please ensure you submit this by Friday week 1
  • In this unit you need to
    Choose a project
    Work on the project with your supervisor
    Work on your project consistently
    Present the outcome
    Write a report
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  • In this unit you need to
    Choose a project
    Work on the project with your supervisor
    Work on your project consistently
    Present the outcome
    Write a report
    Images from dreamstime. com
  • In this unit you need to
    Choose a project
    Work on the project with your supervisor
    Work on your project consistently
    Present the outcome
    Write a report
    Images from dreamstime. com
  • In this unit you need to
    Choose a project
    Work on the project with your supervisor
    Work on your project consistently
    Present the outcome
    Write a report
    Images from dreamstime. com
  • We would like to see you hear from you once a week. Preferably Wednesday for all students: internal and external!
    Attendance for internal students at the 3 hour workshop is compulsory and your attendance will be part of the final project grade.
    For external students- posting an update in the project diary will be the record of attendance.
    If you cant make it – please email supervisor and cc co-ordinator.
  • We would like to see you hear from you once a week. Preferably Wednesday for all students: internal and external!
    Attendance for internal students at the 3 hour workshop is compulsory and your attendance will be part of the final project grade.
    For external students- posting an update in the project diary will be the record of attendance.
    If you cant make it – please email supervisor and cc co-ordinator.
  • Who is in their final semester?
    Who is currently working in IT or an IT related role
    External students – please note when the key milestones in terms of assessment are due. Make sure when you create your project plan that you include these milestones AND the major activities that will help you achieve the aims of your project.
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  • Plagiarism – as you are 3rd years it is expected you now understand what plagiarism is and how to avoid it! – please ensure that you acknowledge any work that is not yours or you developed in another unit.
    Referencing - Harvard style
    http://www.pantopicon.be/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/4fingers.jpg
  • The Guidelines contains all the information you need initially about the project including the schedule of work and the assessment overviews and detailed assessment tasks.
    If you lose your paper copy, electronic versions
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  • Students who have shown through their previous academic record that they are capable of consistent and high quality academic standards are more likely to receive a favorable reception to a project that they have sourced.
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  • If you are an international student completing this unit the university has support for you – take advantage of it.
  • Note that there are 6 supervisors for the project this semester
    Specialist help will be accessed if required
  • Note that there are 3 supervisors for the project this semester
    Specialist help will be accessed if required
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  • Please note – no diary update – no supervisor meeting
  • http://www.cdu.edu.au/lba/all/allsp/student-info.html
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  • 302 week 1 Getting started with your project

    1. 1. PMO 302 Week 1: choose your project
    2. 2. Today… • About PMO302 • Choosing/confirming projects • Meet the supervisors & hear about the projects • Support available
    3. 3. ABOUT PMO 302
    4. 4. Projects • an individual project that investigates in some depth an aspect of information technology • some of you may work on the same project
    5. 5. This semester you will....  Choose a project
    6. 6.  This semester you will.... choose a project  Meet regularly with your supervisor
    7. 7.  This semester you will.... choose a project  meet regularly with supervisor  Research, prepare + get organised to implement your project
    8. 8.  This semester you will.... choose a project   meet regularly with supervisor research+prepare to implement your project  Present your progress
    9. 9. Unit outcomes • identify, frame and investigate a project in your area of speciality • research, organise and evaluate electronic resources and information on related problems • formulate methods for solving the problem • plan, design & develop/implement a solution where appropriate
    10. 10. Unit outcomes • critically examine and evaluate findings • communicate conclusions & solutions effectively and professionally • work independently and with others (where appropriate) to achieve identified outcomes
    11. 11. internal attendance/Contact • 9am – 10am Mondays – compulsory • 10 - 12 noon meetings with supervisors
    12. 12. external attendance/Contact • to be negotiated with your supervisor • Should be at the minimum once a week
    13. 13. Study Schedule • Find the schedule in Learnline • Take a look at the schedule for the next 12 weeks • Any questions about the schedule?
    14. 14. Assessment Item Value Deliverables Due Date Project Plan 15% 3 – 5 pages Friday, Week 3 Project Journals 10% Project Literature Review 45% Interim report & Presentation 30% Weekly 5 – 12 pages 6 -10 pages 2 – 3 min video Slides 7 – 10 min talk Monday 8.00 am Friday Week 7 Week 12 Day TBA
    15. 15. Learnline • In Learnline… • Go to Study Guide • Find the documents you need to choose the projects etc.
    16. 16. Questions
    17. 17. WHAT PROJECTS?
    18. 18. Your project • From the list provided • Own choice
    19. 19. Choosing your project • Review the projects list • Take some time to skim/read the options available • Put questions to supervisors
    20. 20. Choosing your project • Requires GPA of 5.0 to be considered • Complete an EOI • List at least 2 projects • Email co-ordinator (Sami) • A confirmed list of projects will be posted in Learnline no later than Monday Week 2
    21. 21. Questions
    22. 22. CAN I DO MY OWN PROJECTS?
    23. 23. Own Project • To be eligible, you must have GPA to date of 5.0 or higher. • If you have a likely project in mind – discuss with supervisors present to ascertain viability • Ensure you provide as much detail as possible regarding your project • You may need to discuss/defend your project with a panel of IT lecturers for confirmation.
    24. 24. Own Project If you are eligible to do your own project: • Complete an Own Choice Project • Submit to Co-ordinator no later than Wednesday COB. Late applications will NOT be accepted. • Project will be assessed by IT academics to decide if the project is suitable and a supervisor allocated.
    25. 25. Questions
    26. 26. WHAT SUPPORT?
    27. 27. Supervisors • Mentor the student. • Meet regularly • Ensure the project work in the Project Plan is realistic, challenging and of a suitable standard. • Help students to structure, manage and keep the project on track • Provide technical advice. • Provide direction & suggestions to help project progress
    28. 28. Supervisors • Provide advice & assistance with presentations to ensure a professional standard  Assist students to meet the reporting requirements  Ensure a balance is maintained between project work and the rest of the student’s studies.  Mark the assessment items, in conjunction with other School of Information Technology staff.
    29. 29. Meeting with supervisors • You are expected to meet with your supervisor weekly • By 9.00am Mondays, complete the project diary • Project diaries are a component of your assessment for this semester • This is required preparation for each meeting. – No diary entry = no supervisor meeting (internal or external)
    30. 30. Project skills.... • Focus of the weekly 1 hour sessions • Extra help – Academic Language & Learning Success pr
    31. 31. Questions
    32. 32. Next Week • Writing your project plan • A word or two about background research.... • Researching skills…..

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