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Topic no.1

Andreea Stanca
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Brandon Schug
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Sorin Pasula
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
T.J. Veitch
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.2 How Has The Internet Affected the Way We Communicate?

Tiffany Flaherty
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Ioana Ionica
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Kendra Hart
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Raluca Arnaut
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Amish Shah
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.3

Jieanu Maria Loredana
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Ian Markowitz
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Lolea Adriana
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Matt Faulkner
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Matt Caffery
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.4 What are the mobile phone applications of the future and why?

Jack Tran
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Silviu Vert
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Paul Smits
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Vlad Mihaescu
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Andrey Tsatsulin
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.5 What Are The 3 Most Important Web Sites and Why?

Mazilu Mircea
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Jigar Gada
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Muntean Sorin Dan
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Zayd Noaman
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Pranay Jain
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.6

Nick Culaf
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Camelia Crisciu
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Nic Smits
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Ciprian Botiz
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
River Paison
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.7 What are the mobile phone applications of the future and why?

Anca Popescu
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Eugene Shevaldin
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Valentin Sonu
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Garrick Balacuit
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Rohan Vaswani
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.8 Are you concerned about privacy in the age of facebook and social networking?

Tony Yung
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Ciprian Sandor
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
David Roux
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Anca-Dalia Popescu
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Sean Smith
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.9 How has the Internet changed the way people communicate?

NameCastiov Diana
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Anthony Bernatas
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Lung Alexandra
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Rocio Funez
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Michelle Grover
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.10

Maria Sofia Samayoa
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Gabriel Stanculescu
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Marc Merianos
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Cristian Tanasie
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Brandon Fetzer
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.11 How does technology influence culture?

Adela Scutca
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Daniel Greenblatt
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Ana-Maria Ragobete
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Matt Stubblefield
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Yulia Podolny
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.12  How do you use multimedia, and for what? 

Todd DiGeronimo
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Coroescu Liviu
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
John Karakelle
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Craciun Alexandru
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Sam Diament
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.13   What blogs do you read? what podcasts do you listen to or watch?

Nolan Kartholl
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Alexandru Filip
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
William Wong
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Cristina Dut
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Casey Zmudzinski
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Topic no.14  How do you use multimedia technologies and for what?

Rachael Fischer
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Dragis Dragoescu
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Etienne Khalife
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA
Constantinescu Cosmin
Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania
Alex Judson
Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Students Testimonials

I think the difficult thing about IT is that it contains elements that are difficult to grade. It would be easy enough to grade “name two elements of mashups” or “name three ways to communicate via the Internet.” Some elements of the class such as how different people choose to communicate on the Internet how to use social networking platforms cannot be graded. There is no correct answer. To find the answer for yourself one must experience and experiment themselves. That is why in our class we had projects with Romanians and were asked to use Twitter, so we can learn for ourselves how we can deal with these new elements of Web 2.0 and how we can incorporate them into our lives.

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The experience that I had gained as a result of the Romanian Project is a another positive point in the class. Although we had difficulties communicating because of the different Time Zones, I had learnt how to solve problems and work successfully as a team with people I have never met before in my life through the usage of Skype, email, IM, and Google Docs.

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With the example with the collaborative project with Romanian students, a huge roadblock for my team was that the Romanian students were not contributing and were not communicating effectively with us. Collaboration was a significant part of the project, and the team was doomed without it.

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For example, through the Romanian project we used software’s like Skype to communicate, Jing and Camtasia to make videos, Google Docs to send out surveys and Slide Share to present our PowerPoint.

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To be honest I think my experience in the class lost a lot when trying to do the project with the Romanian team. Not being able to really communicate effectively and having to take on most of the work communicating with the Romanians lead to alot of stress for our team on top of which we were then docked on the project, overall just something that brought down my personal opinion of the class. 
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