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CPSC 203 Introduction to Computers. Lab 39, 40 By Jie (Jeff) Gao. Assignment 5: Group Project. Students will participate in a GROUP activity to produce a report on computer hardware and/or software comparison and selection topics.

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Cpsc 203 introduction to computers

CPSC 203Introduction to Computers

Lab 39, 40

By Jie (Jeff) Gao


Assignment 5 group project
Assignment 5: Group Project

  • Students will participate in a GROUP activity to produce a report on computer hardware and/or software comparison and selection topics.

  • You need various knowledge learned from this course to finish the report

CPSC 203 Labs by Jie Gao


The group
The Group

  • A student MUST join a group of 3 – 4 students

  • The members of a group can be in any lecture section by Deur

  • All the members of a group cooperate to create one report for the group

CPSC 203 Labs by Jie Gao


Scenario
Scenario

  • A new employee is about to be hired for a newly created long term position.

  • This new employee need a computer, software and possibly peripheral devices.

  • You and other present employees work as a group and determine actual hardware and software

  • Create a report that will be sent to your boss

CPSC 203 Labs by Jie Gao


The report
The Report

  • Each group produce a report

  • Recommendation for purchasing a personal computer system and software

  • Include

    • A statement of the requirements

    • Comparison of the candidates

    • References (bibliography)

    • Local prices

    • Overall recommendation

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Specify the requirements
Specify the Requirements

  • Make reasonable assumptions:

    • Who will use the system; user experience?

    • What is their job

    • Platform performance; software requirement; peripherals; …

    • Reasonable budget

  • Make the assumptions specific to narrow down your topic in the report

CPSC 203 Labs by Jie Gao


Make comparisons
Make Comparisons

  • Find candidate computer systems and/or software by

    • Searching the Internet

    • Visiting vendor sites

  • Make comparisons in the report: pros and cons

  • Give the conclusion after comparison

CPSC 203 Labs by Jie Gao


Overall recommendation
Overall Recommendation

  • Finally you need an overall recommendation to summarize the report

  • It should cover all your sub-conclusions from each comparison part

CPSC 203 Labs by Jie Gao


The report writing
The Report Writing

  • Totally 5 – 10 pages

  • At least 2 bibliography items

    • From magazines, web sites, or others…

  • Well organized and printed out

    • Organize your report in several parts

    • Provide a final recommendation

    • Use appropriate font sizes, styles and layouts

CPSC 203 Labs by Jie Gao


Hand in
Hand in

  • The printed report

    • Put all the students’ names in the group in the cover page; order them in ascending order of last name

    • Provide everyone’s lab sections as well

    • Let the student whose name appears first in all the students’ names submit the report to his/her TA. Only ONE submission needed

  • Due: 4:00 p.m., April 8 (Thursday)

CPSC 203 Labs by Jie Gao


Marking
Marking

  • Weight 5%, all the students in the same group get the same mark

  • This assignment can get all possible letter grades

  • The three components weigh equally:

    • Content

    • Organization

    • Presentation

CPSC 203 Labs by Jie Gao


Problems
Problems

  • If you have any problems about this project, e.g. no group, cannot work with others, …

    • The best way to solve them is to go to the lectures and talk to Mr Deur.

CPSC 203 Labs by Jie Gao


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