Through the Web 2.0 Project, you have had training experience where you individually trained a class on a particular tool. In this project, you will teach and train a class in small groups of 3-4 trainers.

The objectives of this are twofold. First, you will reinforce your earlier training experience with a broader set of skills. Second, through the "learning by doing" process, you will reinforce your own learning of the material as you prepare to teach it.

Your instructor will give you all of the materials you need for this project.


1. Learn about the major components in information systems technology such as hardware, security, and ecommerce in a retailing environment.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of how information technology plays an increasing role in the decision making process of a modern organization.
3. Learn how to team teach. Your team will be assigned a chapter in the textbook and it will be your job to become an EXPERT on that topic through reading, discussion and regular meetings with your instructor. You will then teach and train the other members of the class on your topic.
4. Reinforce the use of relevant Google tools in a group environment.


1. You will form groups of 3-4 members (depending on class size).
2. You will be assigned a topic related to IT. Read the materials you will be given and begin preparing your group lesson.
3. Your instructor will explain the learning objectives of the chapter in informal meetings and during class.
4. Write the lesson plan including all activities. Make sure to address the learning objectives of the chapter. Activities can include video and anything else you feel adds impact to your lesson.
5. Discuss your plan with your instructor. One meeting will be an assessed meeting. Please see the Semester Calendar for dates.
6. Use relevant Web 2.0 tools such as Google Docs, Calendar, Google Reader, social bookmarks for group communication, sharing of documents and other resources.
7. Deliver your lesson. Each lesson must be a minimum of 25 mins and a maximum of 40 mins. Team members need to contribute equally during the lesson in order to get the same marks.
8. Issues within your teams must be identified and resolved early. Do not come at the end of your project to tell your instructor(s) about problems within teams.
9. You will be given general guidelines on what you need to do. At this point in your studies, you are expected to find/create specific information based on general guidelines. Do not expect your instructor to provide you the answers. Rather, based on discussions and suggestions, you are expected to get the answers through your own research!!

Time Frame

This project will be approximately 7 weeks long. By the end of the fourth week of the project, you need to have written your lesson plan and to have figured out all of your activities.

Please see the Semester Calendar for specific days and deadlines related to this project.


1. Materials (Lesson plan, Powerpoint presentations, videos, links to videos, etc)
2. In-class teaching presentation


1. Materials provided by your instructor.
2. Classroom discussions, question and answer
3. Case studies and videos on the Internet
4. Teaching powerpoints and other materials you may need and use are posted here. See your instructor for the password to this link.


This project is worth 30% of the course and will have the following assessments:

1. Assessed meeting(s). Group/individual assessment. (10%).
2. Group assessment on lesson - how the group did during their lesson (well rehearsed, knew material, well prepared, spoke for allotted time). Individual/Group assessment based on quality and effort. (70%)
3. Attendance during the other lessons (20%). Missing more than one presentation will result in an automatic 10%. Absences in class due to late arrival or other reason will result in a 5% deduction.

Basically, during the lessons, you are expected to be in class and on time.

All assessments will be marked based on the QUALITY of output. Groups will also be ranked based on their delivery. Please read and understand the following general assessment criteria:




Lesson has all of the required elements – lesson was fun with excellent activities, kept the attention of every student and was flawless. Individual students were well prepared and knew their material. It should look like you spent a great deal of time in preparing/delivering your training.

Lesson does not repeat information gone over in class already and adds to and extends the knowledge of the audience.

Lesson is original and creative and exceptional.

There were no equipment problems or malfunctions and the training was perfect and above expectations.

No absences from any of the other trainings.


Lesson has all of the required elements including time but lesson is weak. Activities are not interesting or well thought out. Trainers cannot demonstrate expertise in their subject matter.

Lesson does not repeat information gone over in class already and adds to and extends the knowledge of the audience.

Minimal equipment or technical malfunction during the lesson.

One absence during another lesson.


Lesson lacks a few of the required elements but it looks like some effort has been made. All lessons BELOW the required time limit will only be eligible for a "C" or less regardless of how good the delivery is.

Lesson repeats information already gone over during class and adds little to the existing knowledge of the audience.

Trainers are not well-prepared and cannot demonstrate expertise.

Some deadlines have not been met and group/individual makes excuses for why their work is not better.

Major equipment malfunction during the lesson.

One or more absences during the lessons.


Lesson lacks a few of the required elements and it looks like little effort has been made.

Trainers are not well-prepared and do not show expertise. Group/Individual makes excuses for why their work is not better.

Deadlines have not been met and group/individual makes excuses for why their work is not better.

Training plan was not delivered on time or lacks creativity, completeness and "flow".

Major equipment malfunction during the lesson.

More than one absence from the lessons


Lesson does not meet criteria. Students who are absent during their lesson will automatically receive an "F" unless it is a documented CRITICAL family issue.

Topics - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The tables below list all of the topics available for this project. Use the questions for each topic as a starting point for your research and to determine overall learning objectives for that topic.

Topic #1: Operating Systems
1. What are operating systems (OS)and what their purpose.
2. Different types of OSs for PCs and mobile phones such as Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android.
3. How old is the concept of OSs.
4. History of operating systems.
5. Breakdown of how many people use what type of PC operating system and mobile operating system.
6. Companies who produce OSs.

Topics -> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Topic #2: Networks and RFID
1. What is a network? Different types of networks. Benefits of networks.
2. What is radio frequency identification (RFID)? What is RFID used for and why is it valuable for business?

Topics -> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Topic #3:Securing Information Systems
1. What is a virus, malware, spyware, trojan?
2. Examples of viruses, malware, spyware, trojan.
3. How do they work, what types of damages do they cause, how much monetary damages have they caused?
4. How to prevent viruses.

Topics -> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Topic #4: E-Commerce
1. What is e-commerce? How much money does e-commerce generate yearly
2. What are the types of e-commerce (B2C, B2B, C2C)
3. Who are the main companies engaged in e-commerce on the Internet? How much revenue does each company make
4. Unique features of e-commerce - Ubiquity, Global Reach, Richness, Interactivity, Information Density

Topics -> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Topic #5: E-Commerce Companies
1. This is an extra topic based on #4 and can be assigned to each team. This topic involves examining some of the major players in the e-commerce space and looking at their revenue models. What is their history, revenue growth, how much revenue do they generate, what type of e-commerce space are they in, how many customers do each have, how do they build trust...
2. Amazon
3. Google
4. Ebay
5. Facebook
6. Alibaba

Topics -> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5