IS 205 Managing Information Systems
F2T 2006 DLA
BS Electricity/ElectronicsMS Industrial Management
October 23, 2006 to December 19, 2006
Textbook: Management Information Systems, 9/e, Kenneth C. and Jane P. Laudon, published by Prentice-Hall, 2006. ISBN: 0-13-153841-1 or Management Information Systems & Multimedia CD PK, 9/e, Kenneth C. and Jane P. Laudon, published by Prentice-Hall, 2006. ISBN: 0-13-169455-3 (the CD is NOT used in the class)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Assignments % of Grade Quizzes (6) 12.0% Discussions (5) 15.0% Case Studies (2) 23.0% Examinations (2) 50.0%
Grading: Discussions Each student brings different life experiences, points of view, and ways of knowing to our classroom and our learning environment. Everyone should plan to become an active member of the learning community. “Participation” means 1) forming supportive and inquiring relationships with other students in the class through postings to one another, sharing points of view, and providing encouragement and constructive critique, 2) reading the assigned readings before beginning your assignments and online development, and 3) applying readings to the virtual discussions and course development. Discussions are completed in two steps. First you must make an online posting by WED at midnight of each week (15 points) addressing the discussion assignment for the week. Then by SUN at midnight (15 points) you must respond to another students posting. NO late submissions are allowed, so if you miss your WED assignment, you can still obtain credit for the SUN portion of the assignment. Here are the required components of the discussions: For your first posting, number the question you are answering For your follow-up posting, when replying others student posting, start your post by addressing them by their first name Complete Discussion Questions/Assignments by due dates Provide valuable and thoughtful feedback for peers with constructive criticisms and critiques. Respond to discussion questions with applicable information and concepts shared in the readings, to answer questions and/or solve problems. Go beyond just providing the answer but include analysis, insight, contrast, or parallels to personal experiences. Present original thoughts and ideas in postings, (avoid simple agreement or disagreement with, or restatement of other's postings. Your overall work effort will be measured by this scale: 30 = Exceeds requirements in exemplary manner 25 = Slightly exceeds expectations in meeting requirements 20 = Meets requirements and objectives of project 15 = Slightly below expectations in meeting requirements 10 = Considerably below expectations in meeting requirements 00 = Did not meet minimal expectations Quizzes All quizzes for this class are multiple choice questions. The quizzes are open book and open notes, and performed online. Exams All exams for this class are multiple choice questions. The mid-term exam is open book and open notes, and performed online. The final exam is open book, but closed notes, and is proctored. The final exam may include an essay question. Your proctor must FAX the exam to me. Case Study Here are the grading rubric for each case study (100 points total): Format - 10 points. Elements of case format include: At least one and one-half pages in length (single spaced), not to exceed 3 pages in length Proper English, grammar, and syntax must be used One inch margins No bigger than 12 point font Issue - 10 points. One or two paragraphs that summarizes the key issue of the case study. Discussion - 20 points - Three to six paragraphs that give a more detailed summary of the case study, including your analysis and insight. Findings - 6 points each (total of 30 points). The elements of your submission must include -- the Letter of the finding you are addressing (A,B,C, etc), two to three paragraphs documenting your findings, and analysis or insight to validate your position. Each of the following items must be addressed: What was the business goal? What was the business strategy? What leadership strategies were employed? What were the Information Systems functions? What tools or techniques were used? Conclusion - 10 points. Two to four paragraphs that summarize your insight into this particular case study, and what conclusions you can draw from it -- parallels, textbook insights, personal insights, etc. Ideas for Further Concern - 10 points. Ask three to six questions about the case that should be addressed to develop a better understanding of this situation. You only have to formulate the questions, not answer them. References - at least 3 references from the peridocals, textbooks (our textbook is not allowed as a reference for this purpose), speeches, Internet searches. These server the same purpose as in a term paper -- to provide independent validation of the position you have taken in the paper. Group Project This is a team effort, and the entire team will receive the same score for the assignment. For each week that you do NOT participate, your score will be reduced by one-third. Participation is measured by engaging with team mates in the group discussion thread, and completing assigned duties from your group leader. The grading rubric for this assignment are the same as for the individual Case Study. The team leader is responsible for placing all of these documents in the drop box for this assignment. Only the submission from the team leader will be accepted. Peer Review The purpose of the peer reviews is to identify each person on the team's contribution for the Group Project. You must rate each member of the team – based on this scale: 5 = Exceeds requirements in exemplary manner 4 = Slightly exceeds expectations in meeting requirements 3 = Meets requirements and objectives of project 2 = Slightly below expectations in meeting requirements 1 = Considerably below expectations in meeting requirements 0 = Did not meet minimal expectations, or did not participate These peer reviews will be averaged and scaled to determine your overall peer review score of this effort. Remember, if you don't complete a peer review, you also record ZERO for the Group Project, regardless of your contribution. You cannot complete a peer review if you did not participate in the Group Project.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course work is not allowed
Classroom Rules of Conduct: It is expected that each learner will treat each other with respect. Lively discussion and information exchange is encouraged but it must be done within the bounds of good behavior and respect.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1 Quiz 1 - Chapters 1 thru 2; Due Sun @ midnight CST Case Study One – “The Battle of the Bags”; Begin your work on this Week 2 Quiz 2 - Chapters 3 thru 4; Due Sun @ midnight CST Case Study One – “The Battle of the Bags”; Continue your work on this Discussion - Chapter 3: Can Albertsons Trounce Wal-Mart with Advanced Information Technology?, pages 109-111; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST Week 3 Quiz 3 - Chapters 5 thru 6; Due Sun @ midnight CST Case Study One – “The Battle of the Bags”; Due Sun @ midnight Discussion - Chapter 5: Security Versus Privacy: Does Terrorism Change the Debate?, pages 179-181; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST Week 4 Mid-Term Exam - Chapters 1 thru 8; Due Sun @ midnight CST Week 5 Quiz 5 - Chapters 9 thru 10; Due Sun @ midnight CST Group Case Study – “The Case of the Soft Software Proposal”; Begin your work on this Discussion - Chapter 10: Royal Bank of Canada's Software Woes, pages 373-374; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight Week 6 Quiz 6 - Chapters 11 thru 12; Die Sun @ midnight CST Group Case Study – “The Case of the Soft Software Proposal”; Continue your work on this Discussion - Chapter 11: Can Information Systems Restore Profitability to Restoration Hardware?, pages 411-413; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST Week 7 Quiz 7 - Chapters 13 thru 14; Due Sun @ midnight CST Group Case Study – “The Case of the Soft Software Proposal”; Due Sun @ midnight CST Group Case Study Peer Reviews; Due Sun @ midnight CST Discussion - Chapter 14: Blue Rhino Slows Down to Get Ahead, pages 532-533; Part 1 due Wed @ midnight CST, Part 2 due Sun @ midnight CST Week 8 Final Exam - Chapters 9 thru 16; Due Sun @ midnight CST Class Evaluation; Due Sun @ midnight CST
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