||Mr. Boyd Winsor
St. Michael's RHS
Bell Island, NF
Tel: (709) 488-2828
Fax: (709) 488-3800
||Communications Technology 2104 (Level 3)
|Number of Students:
|Project Start and
||March 16 – April 30, 1998
This project is designed to have students explore in an indepth manner the nature of a
specific communications technology and its role in a range of activities related to that
specific technology. Students may choose one of the following technologies:
- fish finding
- species tracking (life cycle, biomass)
- mineral exploration
- oil & gas exploration
- fleet management
- transportation co-ordination
- harbor management
- search and rescue
- ice tracking (e.g. remote sensing)
- weather tracking and forecasting
Students will be expected to prepare a written report on one of the above and also to make a
formal presentation of approximately 30 minutes to the Communications Technology 2104 class.
Students will be expected to utilize e-mail communication to keep the instructor apprised of
their progress and the instructor will reciprocate via e-mail with various suggestions for
improving the final product.
- The use of recording devices;
- The development of problem solving skills;
- Developing a better understanding of marine-related communication technologies;
- The efficient use of the internet as a valuable research tool;
- The use of peer evaluation and self-evaluation techniques via appropriate checklists.
Technology Education Learning Outcomes:
This project should result in the following Technology Education outcomes:
- ability to use the Internet for research purposes;
- becoming familiar with the use of various search engines such as Netscape and MS Internet Explorer;
- use of bookmarks for future reference;
- downloading to a disk or printing a paper copy;
- accessing various sources via traditional means and e-mail such as the Memorial University’s Queen Elizabeth Library and the Marine Institute for purposes of mentoring, and field trips.
- utilization of appropriate software (e.g. Corel draw & Presentations) to assist with the formal presentation of the project.
- development of a web site for the purpose of providing this information to other
60% for the written report and 40% for the formal class presentation.