IS 205 Managing Information Systems
F1F 2012 MY
M.S., Information Technology ManagementB.S., Computer Science
Aug 20, 2012 - Oct 14, 2012
5:00 - 10:20 PM
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.
Class Assessment: Class Assessment:
All quizzes for this class are a combination of true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions. The quizzes are closed book, closed notes and will be taken online during class. The quizzes are designed to ensure class discussion material is read in advance, focusing on general chapter concepts and terminology. 15 minutes will be allotted for each quiz and will begin 15 minutes after the start class on assigned days.
A mid-term exam will be given on Week 4. The final exam will be given during Week 8.
Homework Assignments (5)
Five Homework assignments will be assigned during the course. Homework assignments can be downloaded in advance, however, they will be submitted via the "Homework App" in the online classroom. The "Homework App" is akin to taken an online test where all questions are known in advance. The benefit of this approach is that it provides immediate feedback and scoring. Students are encouraged to work ahead in order to allow flexibility in dealing with the normal unexpected challenges and any personal schedule impacts such as illness, work and family demands or any other number of challenges that we all face.
Case Study Presentation
Each student will choose a case study to read and research that come from the textbook. The case studies will be discussed further during the Week 1 class. The case studies will then be presented throughout the course, typically one or more per day depending on schedule availability and enrollment.
Class Assessments by Percentage (Weight)
Here is the breakdown by Assessment and the percentage each assessment is worth:
Course Grading Scale
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to follow the rules for acceptable conduct and good manners. Any student who does not adhere to these guidelines will be excused from class and reported to the proper authorities.
IS205: Managing Information Systems
Course Schedule (A printed schedule will be handed out during the first day of class)
-Chapter 1: Information Systems in Global Business Today
-Chapter 2: Global E-Business: How Businesses Use Information Systems
-Chapter 3: Information System, Organizations, and Strategy
-Chapter 4: Ethical and Social Issue in Information Systems
Quiz #1 (Ch 1-2). In-class.
Homework #1 (Ch 1-2) Due 2 Sep. To be completed in the online classroom via the "Homework App" as will all other homework assignments
-Chapter 5: IT Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies
-Chapter 6: Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management
Quiz #2 (Ch 5-6). In-class.
Homework #2 (Ch 3-6) Due 9 Sep.
-Chapter 7: Telecommunications, the Internet, and Wireless Technology
-Chapter 8: Securing Information Systems
-Chapter 9: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications
-Chapter 10: E-Commerce: Digital Markets, Digital Goods
Quiz #3 (Ch 9-10). In-class.
Homework #3 (Ch 7-8) Due 23 Sep.
-Chapter 11: Managing Knowledge and Collaboration
-Chapter 12: Enhancing Decision Making
Quiz #4 (Ch 11-12). In-class.
Homework #4 (Ch 9-10) Due 30 Sep.
-Chapter 13: Building Information Systems
-Chapter 14: Managing Projects
-Chapter 15: Managing Global Systems
*Each student will be assigned one case-study to present to the class. One or more case-studies will be presented during weeks 3 through 7. The instructor will coordinate the presentation schedule during the first week of 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:7/20/2012 1:02:13 AM