Ó 1 Aug 1999 copyright
assignment may be used with attribution
Report on Internet Topic
You will research and write a report on one aspect of the Internet
(topics: social, political, legal, ethical, commercial, psychological
and technical aspects of the Internet). You will post your Internet
report on your Web page.
The topics will vary so that each student will address a different aspect
of the Internet. We will divide them up in such a way as to cover
a broad overview of Internet issues. One student will investigate E commerce,
another copyright issues, breakthrough Internet technology, and so on.....
The goals of this assignment are to help you :
You will be graded on:
become familiar with the cultural, legal, ethical, business and technical
aspects of the Internet.
enhance your research and documentation skills
differentiate between credible Internet information (possible resources
for serious research) and questionable or biased sources in researching
develop your critical thinking skills and back up your conclusions with
discover ways to share your findings in a user-friendly, well organized
You will need to sufficiently narrow down your subject and do the appropriate
research (Web and print). Provide sufficient detail to support your
findings. Include links to all relevant Web sites which can illuminate
your audience about your topic. Include an annotated bibliography,
with links to the relevant Web sites.
the currency and relevance of your information, including the annotated
the thoroughness of your report
your knowledge about the subject gained through your research
the organization of your material
the adherence to correct english
your ability to share the material to the class on a user-friendly
Information from sources needs to be documented in APA style.
for content and graphics.
Your report will only be as good as your information. Below are
some guides to help you do successful Internet and library searches and
evaluate your sources for credibility.
How to use
Evaluate Web Sources
How to Evaluate
non Web-based sources
Guide to using
the GMU Library
You may, if you like, include a short, Web-based Powerpoint presentation
as part of your report. Please review guidelines
for an effective Powerpoint presentation.
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