11. Final Projects

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For the Final Project, you will be working collaboratively in small groups to research and present lists of reviewed resources for CIS2 topics. Working collaboratively online is challenging. This project is intended to give you an opportunity to use skills and technology to work through the process to produce a web-delivered presentation.

Learning outcomes

  • review course topics and significant resources
  • experience online collaborative writing
  • complete collaborative tasks with deadlines


  • collaboration

Study questions

  • How is online collaboration different from in-class group work?
  • What are some of the ways to improve communication within the group?
  • What are some of the ways that online group work can get off track?
  • What are the benefits of online collaboration?


For this Project, first individually, then together in your small project group, prepare public Google docs page that list the "best" resources for the course. The Google docs pages must be SHARED - Anyone on the internet with this link can view. Submit only the document link.

  • Project Group - your Project Groups Discussions group in Canvas. Start working on the Project now. Make contact using the Project discussion and work out a plan for the project. Put final Group Projects lists in the CIS2 Group Projects discussion.

For Module 11. Final Projects Due date - ALL Individual Projects AND Group Projects must be completed.

  1. INDIVIDUAL Project submission - On your Individual Project page, list 2 or more media selections for each of 10 topics and indicate your recommendation for "best" for each topic. Submit with a link to your Individual Project to Individual Project assignment, Individual Project discussion and your project group discussion.

  2. Group COLLABORATION - "best" resources for each of 10 topics selected by the group through discussion. Post the link to your Group Project to your project group discussion topic.
  3. GROUP Project submission - when the project is complete, one person post a link to the project in the 12. Peer Review - Peer review and feedback discussion.

  4. Complete the Project Summary QUIZ about the collaboration and your participation in your project group.

Work with your group to set deadlines for completing individual lists, reviewing the lists of others in your group, discussing and selecting resources for the "group list", formatting and publishing the group list. All items in both lists are due on the same date - 11. Group Projects Due date

Some of the students listed in your group may not be actively participating for various reasons. Have a plan for getting the group project completed on time without them. This happens. You are graded on your participation only.

Individual Work

Each person in the group contributes their own resource selections and descriptions to the project group. Start by creating your list in your Individual Project page. The template is view only. Make a copy of the Individual Project - template.

This is your project, for your benefit. This is your personal summary of the course. You may use / reuse your own work, your own comments on provided selected media, links provided by other students with your own comments, and/or original research you do now for this project.

  • On your own Individual Project page, list all your individual selections. For each of the ten (10) topics in the course, provide links to resources that have been useful for understanding and advancing your knowledge of the course topic.
  • Note the source of each - Selected Media list, discussions, new searches.
  • Include a description of why you selected each resource. What did it get you thinking about? What questions did it answer for you? Did it start an interesting discussion? Is it something that everyone needs to know? Did it make you smile? 2-3 sentences maximum.
  • Of the 2 or more you selected for each topic, indicate the one that your think was the BEST for this topic.
  • Submit a link to your list in your Individual Project to the Individual Project assignment.
  • Post a link to your Individual Project page with your selections to your project Group discussion. Review the work of others in your group.
  • Post a link to your Individual Project page in the Individual Project discussion in the module discussions. Look through some of the Individual project lists from others not in your group.

Group work - Collaboration

As a group, from the all individual lists from the group, pick the two (2) "best" resource for each of the ten (10) course topics, and describe the criteria for selecting from your combined lists for each of the topics. Use the Group - template - view only. Make a copy.

  • In the Projects discussion, post all your group discussions as replies to your project Group discussion. This is a good way to keep the group communications organized and available to all. Review the resources lists and descriptions and comment in your group, adding your thoughts about the selections and provide feedback to improve or enhance the Group Project page content for your group.
  • Group Projects page - Your group's project page is created as a collaboration. In your group's project page, include all the best links and a description for how the "best" ones were chosen. Work out how you will select the Group list selections and add these selections and descriptions to the Group Project page for your group. The Group Project page should be neatly and consistently formatted.
  • Make sure that your information is correct, links work, descriptions are college-level writing.
  • When the group project page is ready for Peer Review, one person in the group posts a link to the Group Project in 12. Peer Review module to the Peer review and feedback discussion topic for the group.

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