IS 205 Managing Information Systems
U1T 2012 DL
Uzynski, Frank L.
MBA - Webster UniversityBS Computer Science - MWSU
Jane P. Laudon
Kenneth C. Laudon
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade (preferably, it will count for more). School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all IS205 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.
There are four categories and five sets of questions in the final exam:
(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 3, )
Given a topic identify management skills required to lead an IS development or maintenance team and the types of decision making at each organizational level. Topics covered include stages of developing an information system, characteristics of information system maintenance, information system management, skills needed as a development team leader, skills needed as a maintenance team leader, decisions at the executive level of an organization, decisions at the middle level of an organization, and decisions at the lowest level of an organization. Multiple choice questions 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.
(relevant learning outcome – 6)
Given a topic explain the impact of information technology on organizations and how to manage various aspects created by implementation of technology. Topics covered include change management, security/control, ethical/social impact, international impact, quality management, and system development. Multiple choice questions 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.
(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4 )
Given a topic identify the information systems characteristics and individual components along with various types of traditional and modern information systems. Topics will include the meaning of system, how information becomes an information system, components of an information system, types of information systems, types of information systems, traditional information systems, and modern information systems. Multiple choice questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.
(relevant learning outcomes – 5, 7)
Given a topic identify the strategic value of creating an information technology infrastructure and a collaborative environment in organizations. Topics will include the meaning of strategic value, meaning of information technology infrastructure, strategic value in relation to information technology infrastructure, meaning of collaborative environment, value of collaborative environments to organizations, examples of information technology infrastructure, value of teamwork in information system management, and strategic value in relation to a collaborative environment. Multiple choice questions 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 are counted as two points each out of a total of one hundred points.
(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 2 ,3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Given a topic write a short answer essay. Topics will include steps in the systems life cycle, effect of an enterprise system on the organization, similarities and differences between traditional and modern information systems, key parts of an information system project plan. Short answer questions 31, 32, 33, 34 are counted as ten points each out of a total of one hundred points.
The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam graded.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
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:
Your overall work effort will be measured by this scale:
All quizzes for this class are multiple choice questions. The quizzes are open book and open notes, and performed online.
The mid-term exam is open book and open notes, and performed online. The final exam is open book and open notes, but will be proctored.
Each week a webliography will be presented for our online classroom. While this material is not a requirement for the course and is ungraded, it is supplemental material, and presents a wide range of electronic resources related to that week's subject matter.
This is a team effort, and the entire team will receive the same score for the assignment. This is a 3 week assignment that begins week 5. 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.
Since there is NOT a dropbox for the Group Case Study, the team leader is responsible for placing the Group Case Study documents in the Peer Review drop box. Only the submission from the team leader will be accepted. The team leader is required email the instructor when the Group Case Study has been placed into the Peer Review drop box.
Here are the grading rubric for the case study (100 points total):
The purpose of the peer review 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:
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.
Class Assessments by Percentage
Here is the breakdown by Assessment and the "percent" each assessment is worth:
Course Grading Scale
There are 1000 points possible in our class this term. The grading scale for this course is as follows:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of course work is not allowed. If you are going to be out of town, submit your assignments early. In the event of a PC problem you can fax your assignments to me on an emergency basis.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
A couple of important pieces of information you need to be aware of as you begin this online class:
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Last Updated:5/14/2012 4:56:21 PM