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IS 310 Business Applications
Goodman, George E.


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

IS 310 Business Applications

Semester

S1T 2013 DL

Faculty

Goodman, George E.

Title

Academic Director and Adjunct Faculty Scott AFB Campus IL

Degrees/Certificates

Master Science, Computer Resources and Information Management
Security + Certification

Daytime Phone

618-980-2493

E-Mail

george.goodman@park.edu

Semester Dates

S1T 2013

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

Online Course

Prerequisites

CS 140 or CS 140 testout

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

All 3 of the items below are required for the course: 
  1. Go! With Microsoft Office 2010, Volume 2. Gaskin, Ferrett, Vargas,   Prentice Hall/Pearson, 2011, ISBN 10: 0-13-509090-3, 13: 978-0-13-509090-9.
  2. SimNet Online Microsoft Office 2010 Suite, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ISNB# 0077518160 ISBN# 978-0077518165
  3. M: Information Systems, Baltzan, Phillips. McGraw-Hill Irwin 2011, ISBN#9780073376837

  Required Software :
MS Office Professional Academic edition 2010 – (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, One Note, Publisher)   (Student edition may be purchased through Park agreement with Microsoft.

 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
 Additional Resources:
McAfee Memorial Library – Online information, links, electronic databases and the online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via e-mail or at 1-800-270-4347.

Career Counseling – The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.

Park Helpdesk – If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 1-800-927-3024.

Advising – Park University would like to assist your in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.

Online Classroom Technical Support – For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org of call the helpdesk at 866-201-PARK (7275).  To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit http://parkonline.org website and click on the “Technical Requirements: link, and click on “BROWSER Test” to see if your system is ready.

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.
Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email helpdesk@parkonline.org or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.
FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.


Course Description:
IS310 Business Applications : Business Applications provides an opportunity for students to understand issues surrounding the effect of emerging technologies upon multiple organizational environments. Students will explore the use of technology by organizations to solve problems as well as gain a strategic competitive advantage in the market place. Students will individually investigate the advanced capabilities of Productivity Software to solve relevant business problems. Upon completion of the course, group projects will demonstrate knowledge of concepts learned. The design of the projects will necessitate the use of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation activities. This course cannot be used as an LL for ICS or M/CIS majors. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Master advanced skills in communication, technology, and information management to solve business problems.
  2. Evaluate global ethical, economic, multicultural, and organizational issues utilizing technology
  3. Apply advanced functions of MS Office or equivalent
  4. Conduct and synthesize research from sources that demonstrate application and evaluation of global concepts
  5. Front Page objectives may include but are not limited to: *Define the Web *Web site Design *Enter and Format Text and Graphics *Create Hyperlinks, Tables, and Input Forms *Evaluate and Publish a Web site


Core Assessment:

The Core Assessment Instrument will be a Case Study

Conduct research about a publicly traded entity to create and solve a specific collaborative Case study that will involve communication technology, information management, evaluation of global issues utilizing technology and conducting and synthesizing research activities from sources that demonstrate application and evaluation of global concepts. 

This assessment is designed to assess primarily Core Learning Outcomes #1 , #2 ,#3 and #4, and will make up 20% of the course grade.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

  Completion of student individual weekly assignments, completion of group research paper to accompany the completion of collaborative group student case project. Group Research Paper will accompany the Case project findings shared with class. Weekly Discussion topics, instructor constructed mid-term and proctored final exam to demonstrate knowledge of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation concepts and student completion of MOUS exam for Word, Excel, Access and/or PowerPoint Certification. The Core Assessment Rubric at the end of the syllabus will be applied.
 
Proctored final exam is required. If an online course, the guidelines for selection of final exam proctors will be followed.

Grading:
  A – 90-100%

B - 80-89%

C – 70-79%

D – 60-69%

F - <60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
  Submission of late work is not accepted without the instructor’s PRIOR approval. In no case will work more than 2 weeks late be accepted.

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.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
  Weekly Discussions
*Students complete selected readings from Global Issues completing Test Your Knowledge Form found on p. 200 of text or at http://www.mhhe.com/cis for each reading.

*Tutorial lessons from SimNet – administer SimNet tests to determine if students need review of simple concepts before advancing to weekly expert levels

*Students complete Weekly GO LAB Book chapters (Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint)

*Week 4 Collaborative groups formed to work on choice of one CASE study

            1. Business Running Case 2: Word pp. 221-224.

            2. Business Running Case 2: Excel pp. 409-412.

            3. Business Running Case 2: Access pp. 621-624.

            4. Business Running Case 2: PowerPoint pp.823-825.

            5. Each Group writes a collaborative Research Paper to accompany the case study following the Rubric for IS 310 Business Applications Group Research paper. 

Course Home-

Class Introductions

Register SimNet – Complete Windows 7 lessons 

Week 1 Selected Readings from M: Information Systems

Chapters 1 and 2 – Overview – Information Systems and Strategic Decision Making

Global emphasis – Thomas Friedman, The World is Flat

Quizzes 1 and 2

PowerPoint 1 and 2

Discussions -

GO LAB Book – Begin MS Word projects

Week 2 Selected Readings from M: Information Systems

Chapters 3 and 4 – e-Business, Ethics, and Information Security

Quizzes 3 and 4

PowerPoint 3 and 4

Discussions

Global emphasis – Disney and Cirque de Soleil

Use SimNet Tutorial for Word and Excel lessons

GO LAB Book – Word and Excel projects

 

Week 3 Selected Readings from M: Information Systems

Chapters 5 and 6 – Enterprise Architectures and Databases

Quizzes 5 and 6

PowerPoint 5 and 6

Discussions

Global emphasis - McDonalds and Coca Cola

GO LAB Book – Complete Excel projects

Begin BRC (Business Running Case) projects (student’s choice) due Week 7

Week 4 Selected Readings from M: Information Systems

Chapters 7 and 8 – Networks, Mobile Technology and Operations Management

Quizzes 7 and 8

PowerPoint 7 and 8

Discussions

Begin Research project due Week 8

Global emphasis – Google and CitiBank

Use SimNet Tutorial for Access lessons

GO LAB Book – Begin Access Projects

Week 5 Selected Readings from M: Information Systems

Chapters 9 and 10 – Customer Management and Enterprise Planning

Quizzes 9 and 10

PowerPoint 9 and 10

Discussions

Global emphasis – Online Job Search Industry

GO LAB Book – Complete Access projects.

Week 6 Selected Readings from M: Information Systems

Chapters 11 and 12 – Systems Development and Globalization, 21st Century trends

Quizzes 11 and 12

Discussions

PowerPoint 11 and 12

Global emphasis- Shift Happens, Young Entrepreneurs, Opportunities for Knowledge Workers

Use SimNetTutorial for Powerpoint Lessons

GO LAB Book – Begin PowerPoint projects

 

Week 7

Prepare RESEARCH Project

Complete Business Running Case Study

Discussions

Global emphasis – Potpourri Videos

Summarize favorite Feature Summary and Video

GO LAB BookComplete PowerPoint projects

 

Week 8 –

Students share results of collaborative CASE studies

Research Project due

Final test

Students will have an opportunity to take the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) exam for Word, Excel, Access or PowerPoint (their choice). The MOUS exam will not be part of the grade for this class.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: Students must participate in an academically related activity on a weekly basis in order to be marked present in an online class. Examples of academically-related activities include but are not limited to: contributing to an online discussion, completing a quiz or exam, completing an assignment, initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a course related question, or using any of the learning management system tools.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Core Learning Outcome #1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1. Master advanced skills in communication, technology, and information management to solve business problems.  1.1, 1.4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Analysis – demonstrates ability to find and apply three scholarly references about the company in the Case Study and identify its information systems and business strategies


 
Demonstrates ability to find and apply two scholarly references about the company in the Case Study and identify its information systems and business strategies


 
Demonstrates the ability to find and apply one or fewer scholarly references about the company in the Case Study and identify its information systems and business strategies  
Core Learning Outcome #2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2. Evaluate global ethical, economic, multicultural, and organizational issues utilizing technology  2.2, 2.5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Evaluation – demonstrates the student's ability to identify and evaluate at least 4-5 critical ethical, cultural and organizational issues and provide a solution for each using  Information Science Technology in the Case Study Demonstrates the student's ability to identify and evaluate at least 2-3 critical ethical, cultural and organizational issues and provide a solution for each using Information Science Technology in the Case Study. Demonstrates the student's ability to identify and evaluate at 1 or fewer concepts of critical ethical, cultural and organizational issues and provide a solution for each using Information Science Technology in the Case Study  
Core Learning Outcome #3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3.  Apply advanced functions of MS Office or equivalent.  3.4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Application– student was able to apply 4-5 of the current functions of two Office modules to the Case Study



 
Student was able to apply at least 2-3 of the current functions of two Office modules to the Case Study Student was able to apply one or fewer of the current functions of Office modules to the Case Study.  
Core Learning Outcome #4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4. Conduct and synthesize research from sources that demonstrate  application and evaluation of global concepts  4.3, 4.4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
The student was able to apply research from 4 to 5 sources to evaluate global concepts. The student was able to apply research from 2 to 3 sources to evaluate global concepts. The student was able to apply research from one or fewer sources to evaluate global concepts  

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