FINAL & MIDTERM

MIDTERM PROPOSAL AND FINAL PROJECT

DUE OCTOBER 22nd, 2015

DUE OCTOBER 29, 2015

In this course you have been learning how to use several very different free and open source software packages.  These packages should offer you a way to build/make something beneficial to you and your own personal goals.


 

FINAL PROJECT

For your final project you will choose one or more of the
following software packages: ATOM (TEXT EDITOR), GIMP (IMAGE EDITOR),
BLENDER (VIDEO EDITOR / 3D MODELLING AND ANIMATION), UNITY (GAME ENGINE)

Using one or more of these packages you will craft a final portfolio piece.

Some examples from past semesters:
* A 5 minute video documentary about the comic book character Deadpool edited with Blender
* Using Project Gutenberg for a javascript enhanced ebook
* A bootstrap themed portfolio of black and white images colorized in Gimp
* A working Unity game prototype

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Dependent on midterm proposal response.


 

MIDTERM PROPOSAL

1. Abstract
Provide a one-paragraph (up to 1000 characters, including spaces) abstract
written for a nonspecialist audience, clearly explaining the project’s
principal activities and its expected results.

2. Narrative
Students should provide an intellectual justification for the project
and a work plan.  The narrative should not exceed 2000 words.  The
narrative should address what Open Source Software packages have
been used, what steps have been taken to discover a final project
goal at this stage, what initial thoughts & goals have been revised,
and some type of very basic prototype should also be submitted.

3. Work Plan
In no more than 500 words write out a tentative schedule for
the completion of your final project.  You may choose to do
this with an unordered list or table if you so choose.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • AT LEAST 12 SCREENSHOTS
  • AT LEAST 4 CITED ARTICLES
  • COMPOSED IN HTML (CSS OPTIONAL)
  •  E-MAIL SUBMISSION
    • HTML DOCUMENT
    • ALL IMAGES
    • CSS FILE (IF APPLICABLE)
  • VOCAT SUBMISSION
    • ALL 12 SCREENSHOTS
    • TWO TO THREE BACKEND SCREENSHOTS
    • FIRST 100 WORDS IN DISCUSSION SECTION
    • LAST 100 WORDS IN DISCUSSION SECTION

COLLECTION OF CROWDSOURCED RESOURCES FROM PRIOR SEMESTERS