BEHS 103 Part 3: Presentation Progress Report

BEHS 103 Part 3: Presentation Progress Report
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BEHS 103 4055 Technology in Contemporary Society (2175)

Part 3:  Presentation Progress Report (50 points, 10% of the final grade)

Due date: end of Week 6 by 11:59PM EST in the Assignments area      

At the end of Week 6, you are to submit a progress report that demonstrates that you have been working towards your final presentation. Your progress report should be 1-3 pages in length and include the following: 

A well-written paragraph that states in detail what your topic is. Be sure to clearly link your topic to both technology and society/societal trends.

A well-written paragraph that identifies the type of presentation you plan to give (e.g. slideshow, written materials, podcast, YouTube, etc.). Your presentation should be creative, engaging, and informative. Remember that in the last week of class, YOU become the teachers. Think about your audience and how to present material in an interesting and clear manner.

A preliminary outline that shows what will you address in your presentation. You may provide an actual outline, or describe in words the approach you will take. Use the rubric for the final presentation to help you structure your outline. Your outline and presentation should  include the following components:

  • Define your topic, linking it to technology and society
  • Trace the history of your topic
  • Describe how your topic compares to at least one other culture
  • Identify relevant policies related to your topic
  • Discuss future trends related to your topic

Grading the Progress Report 

ComponentDescriptionPossible Point Value
Statement of topic5 points:  Topic is clear, well-stated 3 points:  Topic is a little unclear or not well-stated 1 point:    Topic is unclear and poorly stated/5
5 points:  Link to technology is clear 3 points:  Link to technology is implied, but not clearly stated 1 point:    Link to technology evident, but not clear 0 points:  No link to technology/5
5 points:  Link to society/social problems is clear 3 points:  Link to society/social problems is implied, but not clearly stated 1 point:    Link to society/social problems evident, but not clear 0 points:  No link to society/social problems/5
Type of presentationpoints:  Good description of the type of presentation and how you plan to make it interesting 3 points:  Fair description of the type of presentation, but with some details missing points:  No description of the type of presentation/5
Outline8 points:  Well-developed outline that reflects presentation rubric requirements points:  Good start, but needs more elaboration 4 points:  Fair, needs considerable work 2 points: Poorly developed outline 0 points: No outline provided/10
3 points:  Flow of presentation  is clear 1 point:    Flow of presentation is unclear 0 points:  No outline provided/3
4 points:  Includes clear cross-cultural reference 2 point:  Cross-cultural reference implied 0 points:  No cross-cultural reference/4
points:  Includes clear policy-related reference 2 point: Policy-related reference implied 0 points:  No policy-related reference/4
 4 points:  Includes future trends 2 point:     Future trends implied 0 points:  No reference to future trends/4
Composition5 points:  Well-written with no grammatical or composition errors 3 points:  Mostly well-written with some grammatical or composition errors 1 point:  Poorly written with major grammatical or composition errors/5
Total Possible Points/50


Academic Policies and Guidelines


As a member of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) academic community that honors integrity and respect for others you are expected to maintain a high level of personal integrity in your academic work at all times.  Your work should be original and must not be reused in other courses.

The following academic policies and procedures apply to this course and your studies at UMUC.

150.25Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism – UMUC defines academic dishonesty as the failure to maintain academic integrity.  All charges of academic dishonesty will be brought in accordance with this Policy. Note: Your instructor may use, an educational tool that helps identify and prevent plagiarism from Internet resources, by requiring you to submit assignments electronically.   To learn more about the tool and options regarding the storage of your assignment in the Turnitin database go to:
151.00Code of Student Conduct


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