Mr. and Mrs. Ramon Joven, residents of Bronx / Westchester Area, decided that with their growing family, they need a variety of technology devices/resources to meet the educational and personal needs of the family members. The couple have three (3) children — one in middle-school, one in high-school and the eldest will go to college in Florida by Winter 2021.
The family currently owns a desktop computer which they bought in 2005. They do not have any other technology like laptop, tablet or smartphones for themselves nor for any of their children. Mr. and Mrs. Joven approached your team to help them decide on the varied types of technology devices/ resources the family, the couple and each of their children should own. Below are some guiding questions for you to approach the case and provide the best technology solutions for the family as a whole and for each member of the family.
1. What type of technology device / product would the father, mother and each of the children own? Should each family member get a Smartphone? What type of smartphone should each one have (father, mother, the child going to college, the child in high school and the child in middle school)?
2. Would you recommend a tablet or tablets for each member of the family or a few members of the family? Who should have the tablet(s)? Why?
3. Should the family buy a new desktop computer for family use? What type would you recommend? Or do you think a laptop is better or a tablet? Or maybe a 3-in-1 type of technology device? How many should the family buy and who among them should have the device(s) you are recommending?
4. Who among the different types of Service Providers will they select for some or all of the technology devices / products?
Maximum: 5% more of the minimum budget
• Approach the research by ensuring that you compare and contrast three (3) types of the devices recommended in each category.
For example, if you think the family should each have a smartphone, you will compare three (3) different types/brands of smartphones. Should each member have exactly the same type / specs?
• If the family needs a tablet or two, compare and contact three (3) different types/brands of tablets. Should they buy the same type and brand or different ones?
• If the family needs a desktop computer, compare and contrast three (3) different types of desktop computers.
• Lastly, compare and contrast three (3) different types of Internet Service Providers (ISP)
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When comparing and contrasting look into:
• Benefits of each type of computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone and service provider
• Disadvantages/risks of each type of computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone and service provider
• The specifications of each smartphone and service provider
• The Operating System and Applications Software in each of the devices
• The financial cost of the each type of com smartphone and service provider.
• Other important factors that are deemed critical to the evaluation and decision-making
• Use MS Excel to present the facts you will compare and contrast.
NOTE: Students will not look into the “free phone options” as provided by some Service Providers.
This final project will require students to demonstrate and use a variety of skills that they have learned in class such as research, critical thinking, problem-solving, data analysis for better decision-making as well as skills/abilities to plan, organize, manage time, work in a team and present the technology solutions in front of the class or audience.
Note: NEED ALL (3) FOR SMARTPHONES & ISP. Also The All THREE DELIVERABLES.
Deliverables: [Three (3) deliverables]:
1. A Word Document (Group Report)
Write a comparative report on each of technology devices used in the research project. In other words, compare and contrast three (3) types of SMARTPHONE and justify the solution or selected smartphone. Compare and contract three (3) types of DESKTOP ajustify the solution or selected DESKTOP for the family. Apply this same approach for the Tablet, Laptop and any other technology devices you are recommending.
2. An Excel Spreadsheet (Group Spreadsheet)
Create a spreadsheet showing an itemized list of cost for each of the three (3) items of study (refer to #1). Create a chart comparison for each.
3. A PowerPoint Presentation (Group Slide)
Your project must be done in Power Point with a minimum of 10 slides. Add images to help describe your findings.
Slide 1 – Title Slide
Slide 2 – Introduction Slide (what is the topic)
Slide 3 – Summary Slide or Table of Contents
Slide 4 until Slide xx – Research Content Based on the Outline
Slide xx – Excel Spreadsheet
Slide xx – Citations (Source of your findings)