Individual Technology Presentation


The purpose of this assignment is to allow you to deep-dive into a particular technological component relevant to today's IT environment. In addition, it will give you a chance to test your skills against the presentation rubric used in the final project grade. As you know, your first time in front of a CEO or Vice President is part of delivering a presentation — as such, these skills are important to hone well.

Rubric for Presentation

  • Practice your timing so that you Hit your time within 30 seconds
  • Flow - tell your audience where you are taking them, then take them there in a logical way
  • Transitions - Provide transition text to introduce your next slide — don't pause to read it to know where you are going
  • Eye Contact - Scan the entire audience as you present, making sure that no one is left out
  • Tone - Keep you voice energetic and crisp — don't let your voice put people to sleep.
  • Hand gestures - They help to convey a point: keep them lively but don't go crazy
  • Color Scheme - Use color (preferably schemes provided by your software) — avoid red on blue or blue on red.
  • Avoid Sentences in your slides - They often result in your reading of the slides (not good)
  • Keep the font above 28 — anything smaller should be avoided (try using zoom animations to blow up if necessary) - don't mix too many font styles
  • Catch Phrases - In addition to uhms and uhs, avoid common catch phrases like 'Like", "Ya Know", etc.
  • Graphics - it is good to have a graphic per slide — not animated, but appropriate.

Depending upon class size and individual schedules, students will select one of the following areas to present to the class. Typically, the presentations will be done by 1 person (2 people if the project is large enough), and will take approximately 10 minutes per person. The purpose of this section is to dive into some specific technologies, and practice presentations skills that will be graded on the final project. There is no written paper required, however, you will supply the instructor with a black & white version with notes section filled in (to aid you with your presentation).

To claim a presentation topic, modify this page under your cohort Presentations list. Eventually turn this into a link to a wiki page

Cohort Presentations

Add your name here and subject
ex: Jane Doe = Online collaboration
Paul Miedzionoski = Cloud Computing
Michele Goodwin = Password Storage Software
Deborah Moore-Lai = Online Presentation And Collaboration
Jill Shapiro = Remote Desktop Technology
Sue Chandler = Office Phone Systems
Evan Koska = Wireless Access Points
Erin N.= Open Office vs. Microsoft Office
James Carroll = Java Server Pages
Andy Vatistas = Online Backup Systems
Terry Toh = Virtual Machines
Greg Stratoti = Wiki Demo
Brianna Hodgkins = Web file management
Daryl Findlay = Linux Comparisons (including MacOS)
Adriana Licona =Review of Open Office vs. Micrsoft Office
Stephen Barone = Web 2.0
Alex Judge = Comparison of free software licenses

Topics to Choose from (Ask if you want to do one not listed)

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