Due date: 15-Jan-2016
Return date: 08-Feb-2016
Length: 2000 words (10-12 pages)
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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
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:
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, etcâ€¦.).
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 EASTS;
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 EASTS.
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 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 literature review elements can be used as a quality check as you write:
Coverage of topic
Depth of discussion
Development of argument and reasoning
Selection of literature
Writing Style Elements
Structure of review
Use of citations and quotations
Task 2 is designed for you to learn the functions of the Turnitin software.
Task 2 Turnitin original report
Value 5% (5 marks)
Submission via EASTS. (2 marks)
Q&A section (3 marks)
The Literature Review should be presented in form of an academically written report with citations, referencing and use of tables and diagrams conforming to a recognised format.
submit your literature review as a PDF file
use A4-sized pages
include a References appendix in APA style
indent long quotations (eg. three lines or more) and make them single spaced
use italics for book titles and journal names
number the pages
include a title page with your name, student number, the name of the subject, and the title of your literature review.