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Oral Presentation Topics

posted Feb 15, 2011, 10:09 PM by Eddie Woo
Today, you were divided into six groups and each given a topic to present on. Next Wednesday, your topic group will divide up into four "presentation groups", each having one representative from each topic group. The six topics all stem from the "Multimedia Software" topic, and are as follows:

A. Multi-purpose content applications (e.g. Word, Excel)
B. Authoring / publishing software (e.g. PowerPoint, Publisher, Acrobat, InDesign, PhotoShop, Premiere)
C. Scripting software (e.g. Dreamweaver, Expression Web)
D. Programming languages (e.g. C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP)
E. Cloud-based multimedia software (e.g. WordPress, Picasa)
F. Display platforms (e.g. QuickTime, Windows Media Player on computers; apps for Android and iOS on mobile devices; Foxtel iq, TiVo, Google TV and Apple TV on digital television)

With the exception of topic F, each of these focuses on software that is used in the creation of multimedia (topic F focuses on software that is intended for the display of multimedia). For each topic, the presenter must address the following points:
  1. Describe the software.
  2. Identify its unique advantages and disadvantages.
  3. List out its typical uses: the products generally produced by the software, and the normal users.
  4. Concrete examples of (i) this kind of software (several are posted above) and (ii) the products it creates
  5. Research this kind of software and pose 5 marks worth of questions for your presentation group to investigate and answer (use the HSC keywords to construct your question)
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