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The Technology Context – B101

B101 coursework assignment 2

Academic year 2011/12



COURSEWORK DUE DATE

January 11, 2012

Coursework may be submitted up until midnight of the due date. The timestamp on the coursework submission page is final.



COURSEWORK DESCRIPTION

Write and deliver a presentation about the Domain Name System (DNS) that address the questions below:
  1. How would you describe the size of the Domain Name System?
  2. Which 3 components are the most important for DNS operations and how are they related to each other?
  3. How would you describe the function of the Domain Name System?
  4. Is the operation of the Domain Name System affected by any legislation in the UK?
  5. What is the most significant limitation to the continued operation of the Domain Name System?

The presentation must:

There is no requirement on the number of pages in the presentation.

The delivery of the presentation must be recorded as a video. The video must:

The presentation should inform the audience in a way that is easy to understand and reflects your own personal style. You may use supporting images, charts, diagrams and other visual elements from outside sources.

All external reference sources must be properly cited using the Harvard APA referencing and citation format. This coursework contributes 40% to the B101 unit mark.



COURSEWORK SUBMISSION

Coursework must be submitted online using the Mosaic website. The Mosaic coursework submission page for each student must contain:
  1. The upload of the presentation document (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint, Open Office Presentation or Adobe Acrobat file)
  2. The link to the external website hosting the presentation video



ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

MarksCriteria
A The presentation demonstrates:
  • an ability to avoid the obvious and show insights that are individual and often unexpected
  • an awareness of both stated and unstated meanings of public information about the Domain Name System
  • a willingness to reflect and make connections between the Domain Name System, current events and/or personal experiences
  • an ability to deliver the presentation with verbal language, body posture and personal appearance that suggest confidence
  • a capacity to consistently use graphics for emphasis, clarity and audience interest
  • an ability to use presentation structure and style for clarity and effect, as well as following conventional writing guidelines
  • thorough consideration of all aspects of the coursework questions
B The presentation demonstrates:
  • an ability to absorb and interpret public information about the Domain Name System
  • an awareness of connections between the Domain Name System and current events
  • an ability to deliver the presentation with verbal language, body posture and personal appearance that suggest a level of comfort
  • a capacity to use graphics for emphasis and clarity
  • an ability to use presentation structure and style to express personal viewpoints, as well as following conventional writing requirements
  • thorough consideration of all aspects of the coursework questions
C The presentation demonstrates:
  • an ability to find and use public information about the Domain Name System
  • an ability to deliver the presentation with verbal language and personal appearance that do not distract the audience
  • a capacity to use graphics for emphasis or clarity
  • an ability to follow conventional writing requirements, but with minimal awareness of presentation structure and style
  • casual consideration of the coursework questions
D The presentation demonstrates:
  • an ability to find and use public information about the Domain Name System
  • an attempt to deliver the presentation, but, often with technical, verbal or personal distractions
  • a lack of awareness about appropriate use of graphics with presentations
  • an attempt to follow conventional writing requirements, but with a lack of presentation structure and a number of avoidable mistakes
  • some consideration of the coursework questions
FAIL The presentation demonstrates:
  • lack of effort or ability to find and use public information about the Domain Name System
  • minimal effort to deliver the presentation, such as not standing during the delivery
  • minimal effort to develop the presentation content or follow conventional writing requirements
  • minimal consideration of the coursework questions