â€¢Â Â Â This task is to produce a written
report OR recorded presentation (PowerPoint, Prezi, etc) on the use
of communication techniques in a contemporary international
â€¢Â Â Â Students will work in pairs (two students per group). Both partners are required to contribute equally to the final result. If there are any problems or concerns regarding your group, such as your partner not taking their share of the task or they become unavailable for whatever reason, you need to contact the Course Co-ordinator for immediate advice.
â€¢Â Â Â Students are to use the Group Report Forum to seek a partner. If you cannot locate a partner by week 6, the Course Co-ordinator will partner you with another student. Distance students should maintain regular contact with the course Moodle site and with your assessment partner through Zoom or Skype, email and/or phone. The Group Report Forum is also there to share questions/problems/ideas.
â€¢Â Â Â The report is required to be worked on and submitted as a group. However, in exceptional circumstances students may be permitted to submit the assessment as an individual. Please contact the Course Co-ordinator if you believe your situation to be genuinely problematic.
â€¢Â Â Â The written report must use a formal report format. The recorded presentation must include a Powerpoint slide show.
â€¢Â Â Â The assignment will be based on information researched (mainly) from the following websites:
How Stuff Works
The Future of Communication
Communicating Across Cultures
The Hofstede Centre
Business Communication Problems
Some questions that might help you to focus your work
â€¢Â Â Â What is the place of new media in business?
â€¢Â Â Â How are we using communication technologies in business organisations today?
â€¢Â Â Â What are the key communication issues in international/global business?
â€¢Â Â Â What issues do organisations need to understand more thoroughly? (eg. security of confidential information; intellectual property rights; liability; defamation; privacy issues; productivity issues, hacking, etc).
â€¢Â Â Â How are future business communications likely to be different from today?
You are required to research and include at least five (5) reputable references (see CARS in Asst#1) in the report/presentation. Any information that you take from external sources must be referenced and a reference list included, either at the end of the written report or on the final slide of the powerpoint presentation. The additional inclusion of journal articles is highly recommended..
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