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Lab Week6to8

Lab for Weeks 6 thru 8 - CSE 1105
The purpose of this 3-session series is to get some experience working in a team to
create and deliver an oral presentation. In the process, you will have an opportunity to
complete the remaining Computer Use Proficiency requirements, and to learn from and
critique oral presentations by other teams. This lab should be complete by Oct 16.
Your lab instructor will assign you to work in a group of 3, and will assign you a topic.
The tasks are summarized as follows:
#1 Meet with your team members and decide if you want to keep the topic you are
assigned or try to trade topics with another team. Notify the lab instructor once you
have settled on a topic.
#2 Using an internet search engine, individually gather information on the topic. In the
process, each team member should carefully record the URL at least 6 web sites that
provide useful information about the topic. Later, these will be used to do the
Internet/email requirement.
#3 Using the library databases (which will be discussed in eng 1104 on 9/29 and
9/30), individually gather some information on the topic. Later, this will be used to
complete the Library requirement.
#4 As a team, plan a 12-minute team presentation following the guidelines given.
#5 Using Powerpoint, as a team, generate slides to support the presentation.
#6 In the lab sessions on 10/15 and 10/16, as a team, do the presentation in 315 NH
to an audience consisting of the other students in the lab, the lab instructors, a video
camera and/or Dr. Peterson.
Task #1
Check with your lab instructor to be assigned to a team with 2 other lab members.
Your instructor will give each team a topic. Find a place in the lab room to meet with
your team members and decide if you want to keep the topic you are assigned or try to
trade it with another team. You will probably want to read thru the guidelines in Task #4
to see what should be done with the topic.
At this time, it would be a good idea to select a team leader who will be responsible for
organizing the team. Individual information gathering will follow, but the team should
plan to get back together before the end of the Lab 6 to plan. Try to divide the work so
that everyone puts in equal effort.
Notify the lab instructor once you have settled on your topic and your team leader.
Checkpoint 1
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Task #2
Now that you know the topic, you should begin to individually gather some information
about it.
Using an internet search engine, locate information on the topic. Make a note of the
“search string”, the word or phrase you input to a search engine like Google, Yahoo,
etc. If you are unfamiliar with the internet search process, consult a team member or
your lab instructor. Refine the search by modifying the search string if necessary till
you find what you need. When you find relevant and useful web pages, read the
information presented, and carefully record the URL of the site, either by writing the
address on paper or by copying it to a file which you will later work with. Do that for at
least 6 web sites that provide useful information about the topic.
After the Library presentation in eng 1104 on 9/29 and 9/30, you will be able to
complete the Internet/email requirement, on page 4 of this writeup. You may choose
to do some of this task now or defer it to next week. Once it is complete, inform your
lab instructor.
Checkpoint 2
Task #3
After the Library presentation in eng 1104 on 9/29 and 9/30, complete the Library
requirement, which is found on pages 5-6 of this writeup. This will involve using your
topic to select a book and then a full text article related to your topic. Once this entire
requirement is complete, submit it to your lab instructor.
Checkpoint 3
Task #4
As a team, plan a 12-minute team presentation using the following guidelines.
Before the presentation
 Plan the presentation thoroughly, including the timing (11 to 13 minutes)
 Be sure there is a speaking role for each member of the group
 Organize your presentation by giving the background of the topic, pointing out
controversies which surround it, and presenting pros and cons of the
 Prepare a set of slides for the team using Powerpoint
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During the presentation
 Start the presentation with an introduction of the group topic by the first
 Follow with an introduction of each member of the group by the first presenter –
clearly so that this could be understood on the tape.
 As each group member starts his/her presentation, do another introduction.
 Speak slowly and clearly.
 Make it interesting (please!)
 Remember you are teaching others in the class about your topic.
 At the end, have one member of the group summarize the topic.
Class members viewing the presentation will be asked to evaluate the presentation on:
 Interestingness
 Clarity of presentation
(You can review the comments on your group’s presentation later if you wish.)
Presentations will be in room 315 NH, which is equipped with a PC running Powerpoint
connected to a PC projector. It will be best to bring your presentation on a 3 ½” floppy
disk. There will be a video camera to allow taping the presentation, so that you can
view your presentation later if you wish.
Check with the lab instructor to be sure you have your questions about the presentation
Checkpoint 4
Task #5
Using Powerpoint, as a team, generate slides to support the presentation. While it is
likely that at least one member of the team has used Powerpoint, if that is not the case,
ask the lab instructor for any help your team may need in getting started. Each
member of the team should finish this task being somewhat familiar with the use of the
software, and certainly having given plenty of input to the appearance and content of
the slides. Refer to Dr. Goolsby’s talk on Oral Presentations for pointers on doing your
slides and your presentation. When the slides are complete, signal the lab instructor
and show the set of slides.
Checkpoint 5
Task #6
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In the lab sessions on 10/15 and 10/16, as a team, you will do the 12 minute
presentation in 315 NH to an audience consisting of the other students in the lab, the
lab instructors, a video camera and/or Dr. Peterson.
To do this, go to 315 NH instead of 123/124 NH for your lab on those days. Your lab
instructor will schedule the sequence of presentations. When your group’s turn comes,
your lab instructor will help you begin your slide presentation, and will monitor the time
(Your presentation needs to be between 11 and 13 minutes in length.) There will be a
few minutes for questions at the end while the next group gets ready to present.
As the audience for the other presentations, you will be asked to complete a short
evaluation of each presentation. You should plan to take some notes on each topic
End of Lab for Weeks 6-8
Computer Use Proficiency Requirement
Create a file in Word in which you:
describe your search process (your topic, the search engine used, search
criteria, revised criteria)
include a bibliography of at least 6 web pages (URLs), and “annotate” the
bibliographic references, that is, say a little about what information you found
on that site. Use this style:
http://www.eng-uta.edu/ - the UTA Engineering Home Page, which should be the
start of any search for information about the CSE department.
evaluate on the quality of this site (using the criteria provided in the eng 1104
Library presentation)
include several chunks of information which you pasted in from one of the
web pages, labeling each chunk with the phrase “copy and paste”. Be sure it
is clear from which site the chunk comes.
then create an email message in which you briefly describe the document you
are sending, and identify yourself giving your name and UTA ID number.
Attach the Word file you just created to the email message sent with subject:
“Internet/Email – Your Name” and send that email message to the account
[email protected] with a “carbon copy” to yourself.
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Library Computer Use Proficiency Requirement
This assignment must be completed by accessing the library’s homepage at:
Using the PULSe online library catalog, find a book record by searching for a topic of your choice.
 Print the record
 Circle the portion of the record that indicates where the item may be found
 Label the portion of the record that indicates if the item is currently in the library and available to be
checked out (See example below)
Print a FULL TEXT ARTICLE from any online database available via the library web page. If
completing this assignment from home, please go to the remote access instruction page at
From the library homepage click on: Quick Links. It is located in the yellow column on the left side of the
Click on: Databases – Subject
Click on: Engineering & Computer Science URL:
Choose any database listed here that contains the small blue book icon:
include IEEE Xplore, ACM Digital Library and ScienceDirect.
Find and print out a full-text article
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Suggested databases
3. Write a short (100-125 word) summary of the full text article. Include in the summary a quote taken
from the article. Prepare this summary using Microsoft Word. (Don’t forget to use the spell checker). Cite the
article, using the proper reference (see notes below on Citing Your Sources). Then print out the summary.
4. Staple the summary, the PULSe record and the FULL TEXT article together and submit it in hard
copy form. (If this article is longer than 5 pages, just include the 1 st page.) Make sure your name is on that
Citing Your Source
In a research paper it is important to give credit to the ideas of others that are
represented in your paper. Cite ideas, phrases and quotes. Use the IEEE style to cite
your article (for more information, see
http://www.ieee.org/organizations/pubs/transactions/information.htm and click on
information for authors and then click on information for authors and see page 6.).
Periodical Publication
o Needed information for print publications: Authors, title of paper, title of periodical, volume,
page numbers, month, year.
o Example: E. P. Wigner, “Theory of traveling-wave optical laser,” Phys. Rev., vol. 134, pp. A635A646, Dec. 1965.
Needed information for online publications: Authors, title of paper, title of periodical, volume,
page numbers, month, year + type of medium, location where item can be found.
Example: R. J. Vidmar. (1992, Aug.). On the use of atmospheric plasmas as electromagnetic
reflectors. IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. [Online]. 21(3), pp. 876-880. Available:
Example of article retrieved from library database: B. Boehm. (2002, Sept./Oct.). Software
engineering is a value-based contact sport. IEEE Software. [Online]. 19(5), pp. 95-97. Retrieved
September 26, 2002, from the IEEE Xplore database.
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CSE 1105
Contemporary Issues in CSE
Suggested topics:
Many of these ideas come from web-based Instructors Manual for Sara Baase, A Gift of Fire: Social,
Legal and Ethical Issues in Computing.
1. Privacy on the Web.
What’s happening now? Recent abuses and improvements. Describe Web site policies,
arguments for and against government regulation, etc.
2. Copyright on the Net.
What’s being done to protect intellectual property (music, etc.) and encourage sales on the
3. Copyright and software.
What’s happening with “free” software? What is the impact of Linux, for example? What are
the implications for consumers? For big companies like Microsoft?
4. Children on the Internet.
There are several problem areas: availability of material not appropriate for children, contact
with people who seek to abuse children, and privacy risks from game sites that ask children for
extensive personal and family information (for marketing purposes). How serious are these
problems? What is bring done about them? Do benefits for children on the Net outweigh the
risks? Can we have the benefits without the risks?
5. Information warfare.
Will the next wars be fought without bombs? Will computer networks and computer-controlled
infrastructure by the targets of military hackers? What is happening now? What kind of
defenses are possible?
6. Violence in video / computer games.
What is the impact on children? There haven’t been many serious studies yet. You could use
studies on the impact of violence on television for background. See if you can interview people
who write or publish computer games to find out their policies and views about violent games.
7. Use of biometrics for identification.
What’s happening now? Benefits, problems, issues.
8. Security vs. privacy and civil liberties.
Massive monitoring of major computer networks by the government is proposed / carried out to
protect the security of the nation’s information infrastructure. Is this a good idea? What are the
pro and con arguments?
9. Computer crime.
What’s happening now? Focus on credit card fraud and identity theft.
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