Technology & Trend Monitoring | My Assignment Tutor

Page 1 of 7[1667]COM7003Technology & Trend MonitoringManagement ReportDate for Submission: Please refer to the timetable on ilearn(The submission portal on ilearn will close at 14:00 UK time on the dateof submission)Page 2 of 7[1667]Assignment BriefAs part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit aTechnology and Trend Monitoring management report. Please refer to your StudentHandbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information onpreparing and submitting assignments.Learning Outcomes:After completing the module, you should be able to:1. Critically evaluate the emerging technological trends and identify potential challengesand open areas of research.2. Analyse the impact of the existing and emerging technologies on future trends in theabove areas.3. Critically review the existing literature and form an independent opinion.4. Demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research and synthesize literature fromwide array of sources.5. Acquire a technical understanding of the emerging technological advancementscovering IT systems, Communication technologies and Cyber-Security.6. Demonstrate clear understanding of technological advancement and suggest solutionapproaches to existing challenges.7. Graduate Attribute – Reflective PractitionerUndertake critical analysis and reach reasoned and evidenced decisions, contributeproblem-solving skills to find and innovate in solutionsYour assignment should include: a title page containing your student number, the modulename, the submission deadline and a word count; the appendices if relevant; and areference list in Arden University (AU) Harvard format. You should address all the elementsof the assignment task listed below. Please note that tutors will use the assessment criteriaset out below in assessing your work.Maximum word count: 5,000 wordsPlease note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reduction in grade bythe same percentage that the word count is exceeded.Page 3 of 7[1667]You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operatesanonymous marking, which means that markers should not be aware of the identity of thestudent. However, please do not forget to include your STU number.Assignment TaskThe ever-evolving information communication technologies together with innovative servicesand applications are shaping the society of the future. Internet of Things, Software-DefinedNetworks, 5G mobile communication technologies, transformation of enterprise systems intocloud-based systems and other emerging trends are bringing about a paradigm shift to thefunctional and operational aspects of ICT overall.In this context, you are expected to write an industry-style report on the current and emergingtechnologies related to your selected topic on IT Systems that is enabling the connectedfuture. The report should address the following questions:1. As a reflective practitioner, you will write an abstract for an academic paper or anexecutive summary for a business report. This summary states your startingproposition.(500 words)(10 marks)(LO7)2. Conduct independent research and synthesise literature from wide array of sources onyour selected IT systems topic. This research should include related theory andpractice or technical focus. There should be no less than 3 sources. The media shouldinclude electronic references e.g. iLEARN eLibrary publications, Google Scholar, etc.that are current. Additionally, up-to-the-minute sources should be used e.g. newsfeeds, government regulations.(1000 words)(10 marks)(LO4)3. Once the research data has been collected a critical review of the existing literatureconducted to form an independent opinion. Data triangulation highlights the issues andidentifies strengths and weaknesses related to the topics.(1000 words)(20 marks)(LO3)Page 4 of 7[1667]4. The next stage of the analysis is to critically evaluate the emerging technological trendsand identify potential challenges. Open areas of research should be addressed in thissection by synthesizing (combining your knowledge trends to work towards predictions)ideas generated by the analysis.(1000 words)(20 marks)(LO1)5. Impact analysis of the existing and emerging technologies on future trends is the focusof this section. Related technology can be integrated into the argument from topicssuch as:• Communication technology e.g. long-range LTE and 5G and / or short-rangeNFC and ZigBee• Cyber security e.g. Biometrics, homomorphic encryption• Big Data and Analytics• Internet of Things• Augmented Reality• Cloud Computing E.g. Distributed and Utility Computing(1000 words)(15 marks)(LOs 2 & 5)6. Summary Discussion – Through a demonstration of clear understanding oftechnological advancement, suggested solution(s) and / or approaches to existingchallenges are presented and linked to the threads of the arguments presented inprevious sections. Predictions developed through the secondary research literaturereview analysis, trend and impact review can be offered with conclusions andrecommendations.(500 words)(15 marks)(LO6)References – The answers, claims or conclusions put forward in each section of this reportor academic paper must be supported by evidence in the form of Harvard references or areal-world example (case study) that can be verified. Document format, spelling andgrammar check must be done.(10 marks)Page 5 of 7[1667]Formative FeedbackYou have the opportunity to submit draft to receive formative feedback.The feedback is designed to help you develop areas of your work and it helps you developyour skills as an independent learner.Your work must be submitted to the module tutor two weeks prior to the assessmentsubmission date. This is to allow time for you to reflect on the feedback and draft your finalsubmission.Formative feedback will not be given to work submitted after the above date.GuidelinesYou MUST underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate andwide ranging academic research and ensure this is referenced using the AU Harvard system.The My Study Skills Area on iLearn contains useful resources relating to referencing.You must use the AU Harvard Referencing method in your assignment.Additional notes:Students are required to indicate the exact word count on the title page of the assessment.The word count excludes the title page, tables, figures, diagrams, footnotes, referencelist and appendices. Where assessment questions have been reprinted from theassessment brief these will also be excluded from the word count. ALL other printedwords ARE included in the word count See ‘Word Count Policy’ on the homepage of thismodule for more information.Page 6 of 7[1667]Submission GuidanceAssignments submitted late will not be accepted and will be marked as a 0% fail.Your assessment should be submitted as a single Word (MS Word) or PDF file. For moreinformation please see the “Guide to Submitting an Assignment” document available on themodule page on iLearn.You must ensure that the submitted assignment is all your own work and that all sourcesused are correctly attributed. Penalties apply to assignments which show evidence ofacademic unfair practice. (See the Student Handbook which is on the homepage of yourmodule and also in the Induction Area).Page 7 of 7[1667]Assessment Criteria (Learning objectives covered – all) Level 7 is characterised by an expectation of students’ expertise in their specialism. Students are semi-autonomous, demonstrating independence in the negotiationof assessment tasks (including the major project) and the ability to evaluate, challenge, modify and develop theory and practice. Students are expected todemonstrate an ability to isolate and focus on the significant features of problems and to offer synthetic and coherent solutions, with some students producing originalor innovative work in their specialism that is potentially worthy of publication by Arden University. A clear appreciation of ethical considerations (as appropriate) is alsoa prerequisite.GradeMarkBandsGeneric Assessment CriteriaDistinction70%+Excellent analysis of key issues and concepts/. Excellent development of conceptual structures and argument, making consistent use ofscholarly conventions. Excellent research skills, independence of thought, an extremely high level of intellectual rigour and consistency,exceptional expressive / professional skills, and substantial creativity and originality.Excellent academic/intellectual skills. Work pushes the boundaries of the discipline and demonstrates an awareness of relevant ethicalconsiderations. Work may be considered for publication by Arden universityMerit60-69%Very good level of competence demonstrated. High level of theory application. Very good analysis of key issues and concepts.Development of conceptual structures and argument making consistent use of scholarly conventions. Some evidence of original thoughtand a general awareness of relevant ethical considerationsPass50-59%A satisfactory to good performance. Basic knowledge of key issues and concepts. Generally descriptive, with restricted analysis of existingscholarly material and little argument development. Use of scholarly conventions inconsistent. The work lacks original thought. Someawareness of relevant ethical considerations. Satisfactory professional skills (where appropriate).MarginalFail40-49%Limited research skills impede use of learning resources and problem solving. Significant problems with structure/accuracy in expression.Very weak academic / intellectual / professional skills. Limited use of scholarly conventions. Errors in expression and the work may lackstructure overall.Fail39% andbelowA poor performance in which there are substantial gaps in knowledge and understanding, underpinning theory and ethical considerations.Little evidence of research skills, use of learning resources and problem solving. Major problems with structure/ accuracy in expression.Professional skills not present. Very weak academic / intellectual / professional skills. No evidence of use of scholarly conventions


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