||Managing Information Technology is designed
to provide a real-world understanding of information systems technologies.
A knowledge of information technology is essential in most aspects of
today's professional careers.
||The objectives of the course will be that the
students will have exposed to the Information Age, Information
Technology, Information Technology in Management, Information Systems in
Decision Making, and Planning, Acquisition, and Controls
||Prerequisites: Computer efficiency
||Topics to be covered will include:
- An Overview of Business Information System
- Strategic Uses of Information Systems
- Information Systems in Business Functions
- Information Technology in Business Hardware
- Information Systems in Business: Software
- Information Technology in Business:
Telecommunications and Networks
- The Internet, Intranets, and Extranets
- Data and Knowledge Management
- Managers and Their Information Needs
- Organizing Information Systems and Services
- Interorganizational and International Information
- Decision Support, Executive, and Geographic
- Artificial Intelligence and Export Systems
- Planning Information Systems
- Systems Development,
- Alternative Avenues for Systems Acquisition
- Controls and Security Measures.
||Experience with Microsoft Office is
Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and
Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to
obtain textbook information for this course:
||A list of other published material the
student is required to purchase for the course including lab manuals, lab
||A list of any particular hardware
requirements, CD-ROM, Pentium Class Computer, 32 MB RAM, etc.
||A list of software the student is required to
purchase or download for the course, Real Player, Media Player, Acrobat
Reader, Microsoft Office, etc.
Assessment and Grading
||There will be a mid-term objective
examination and a comprehensive final examination
- Mid-Term Examination--20%
- Comprehensive Final Exam--30%
- Research Report--20%
- Periodical Written Projects--20%
- Case Studies/Group Assignments, etc--10%
The grading scale should emphasize assignments, projects, and student
participation in the learning community as well as timed quizzes and
Assignments and Participation
||A sequenced list of assignments and projects
arranged by course section or module with due dates if applicable.
||A statement that students must participate in
all interactive aspects of the course if interaction is part of the course
design. For example, students must communicate with other students in the
chat room, students are expected to communicate with the instructor as a
learning resource, students must check the course bulletin board frequently
for announcements, and students must actively participate in threaded
||Assignment deadlines are very important.
Late assignments will result in a 10% reduction of activity's points for
each calendar day late Bi-weekly communication/interaction is
essential for success in this course.
Course Ground Rules
||A reiteration and emphasis of certain rules
and course expectations. For example, Participation is required,
Expected to communicate with other students in team projects, Learn how to
navigate in WebCT, Keep abreast of course announcements , Use the assigned
college or university e-mail address as opposed a personal e-mail address,
Address technical problems immediately, Observe course netiquette at all
Always include a subject line.
Remember without facial expressions some comments may be
taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons
might be helpful in some cases.
Use standard fonts.
Do not send large attachments without permission.
Special formatting such as centering, audio messages,
tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an
assignment or other communication.
Respect the privacy of other class members.
Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering
the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather
starting a new topic.
Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other
members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other's ideas.
Be patient and read the comments of other group members
thoroughly before entering your remarks.
Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned
Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Introduce yourself to the other learners in the chat
Be polite. Choose your words carefully. Do not use
Be concise in responding to others in the chat session.
Be prepared to open the chat session at the scheduled
Be constructive in your comments and suggestions.
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