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Information and Technology Management
Information and Technology Management

Here is the Course Syllabus for this Business Master's Program. Class meeting dates, readings and assignments are listed to help you prepare for each class session.... [Textbook: Laudon, Kenneth C. and Laudon, Jane P. Management Information Systems (Managing the Digital Firm), Seventh Edition, 2002, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey 07458, www.prenhall.com/laudon/, (ISBN 0-13-033066-3) Dr. Tom Seymour's Web site a MIS Resource............. Click Here To Get Dr. Tom Seymour's site

MIS Grading Scheme

Information and Technology Management


Dr. Tom Seymour--tom@minot.com

DATE(or order):October, 2002.
TOPIC:WEEK 1: Information and Technology Management Read (Chapters 1 and 2)---- The Course Objectives are listed in the Under Online Class Resources.....www.prenhall.com/laudon/......
DESCRIPTION:Why Information Systems, Contermporary Approaches to Information Systems, The New Role of Information Systems in Organizations, Learning to Use Information Systems, The Strategic Role of Information Systems, Key System Applications in the Organization, Information Systems and Business Strategy and Using Systems for Competitive Advantage: Management Issues
READINGS:
ASSIGNMENTS
Laudon/Laudon Chapters 1 and 2, Managing The Digital Firm and Information Systems in the Enterprise, Publisher: Prentice Hall Site - Course Objectives and Chapter Power Point Slides


Complete the Case Study Questions 1-4 on page 35 of your textbook and publish your work and prepare to give an oral report in class..(This is Worth 20 Points)

Complete the Case Study Questions 1-4 on page 65 of your textbook and publish your work and prepare to give an oral report in class..(This is Worth 20 Points)

Review 3 of the Web sites listed below: Include the URL and site name in your review. Publish the review and Bring it class for an Oral Report. This is Worth 20 points)

  • Oracle Corporation
  • Web Help.com
  • Library of Sites
  • SAP.com
    How to USE Netscape Composer...

  • Researching Companies---Tutorial
    -- Send Your Assignments To: --

    tom@minot.com

  • Dr. Tom Seymour's Web site

  • Yahoo!Geocities-Register To Make or Host Your Web site

  • Dave's Interactive HTML Tutorial
  • Boogie Jack -- Web Tutorials

  • Onethirty.com---Web Development
  • Web Development Web site
  • How To Create A Web site -- HTML Learning
  • Learning FrontPage 2000
  • HTML Learning
  • IT PRO Downloads
  • New Developer Zone - HTML and Advanced HTML
  • WS_FTP and Publishing Tools


    Dr. Tom Seymour's E-Commerce Resources on the Internet--Page 2
    http://www.minot.com/~tom/learninglinks2.html

    The Electronic Commerce Page
    http://www.elib.org/econ.html

    NCF -- Telecommunications Training Based in Chicago
  • DATE(or order):October, 2002.
    TOPIC:WEEK 1: Read Chapter 3 -- Information Systems, Organizations, Management and Strategy
    DESCRIPTION:Organizations and Information Systems, The Changing Role of Information Systems in Organizations, Managers, Decision Making, and Information Systems, Information Systems and Business Strategy
    READINGS:
    ASSIGNMENTS
    Laudon/Laudon Chapter 3, Management Information Systems -- Publisher: Prentice Hall Site - Course Objectives and Chapter Power Point Slides


    ASSIGNMENTS:
    Complete the Case Study Questions 1-4 on page 101 of your textbook and publish your work and prepare to give an oral report in class.. (This Worth 20 Points)

    List two significant information systems[Like GroupWise] being used in your organization and describe each system in some detail. Post your system comments and descriptions and publish your work and prepare to give an oral report in class... (This is Worth 40 Points)

    Review Any Two sites listed below:
    Write down the URL (www.amazon.com) and write a summary for each of these Web sites and publish your work and prepare to give an oral report in class.. (This is Worth 20 Points)

    • Brint.com An amazing list of business links for you. Many of the topics covered in this class are also covered here. A great site!

    • Reengineering Center The best reengineering resource in existence?

    • How Stuff Works From the Brainbench people, a great place to see how things work.



    DATE(or order):October, 2002.
    TOPIC:WEEK 2: Read Chapter 4 -- The Digital Firm: Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business
    DESCRIPTION:Electronic Commerce, Electronic Business, and the Emerging Digital Firm, Electronic Commerce Electronic Business and the Digital Firm, Management Challenges and Opportunties
    READINGS:
    ASSIGNMENTS
    Laudon/Laudon Chapter 4, Management Information Systems -- Publisher: Prentice Hall Site - Course Objectives and Chapter Power Point Slides


    ASSIGNMENTS: Visit the Northwest Airlines [http://www.nwa.com] Web site. Find out additional information about Northwest Airlines and see how this firm is using the Web. On the basis of this information, analyze the business. Include a description of this organization's features, such as important business processes, culture, structure, and environment, as well as its business strategy. Suggest strategic information systems appropriate for Northwest Airlines, including those based on Internet technology, if appropriate. Present your findings by publishing your work and prepare to give an oral report in class...(This is Worth 20 Points)

    In-Class: Review the Case Study, Page 135 _______Boo.com: Poster Child for Dot.com Failure?


    The Internet as an E-Commerce Resource Site
    Dr. Tom Seymour's E-COMMERCE Resource Site

    Review one of the sites or Tutorials listed below: Publish your review and prepare to present it in class. (This is Worth 20 Points)
    Web ProForum Tutorials --- Web Papers To Review
  • The FBI's Network Eye
    http://www.iec.org/tutorials/

    The Librarians' Index To The Internet
    http://www.lii.org/


  • DATE(or order):October, 2002.
    TOPIC:WEEK 2: Read Chapter 5 -- Managing Hardware Assets
    DESCRIPTION:What Is a Computer System?, The CPU and Primary Storage, Computers and Computer Processing, Secondary Storage, Input and Output Devices, and Information Technology Trends

    READINGS:
    ASSIGNMENTS
    Laudon/Laudon Chapter 5, Management Information Systems (Organization and Technology in the Networked Enterprise, Publisher: Publisher: Prentice Hall Site - Course Objectives and Chapter Power Point Slides



    ASSIGNMENT: Complete the Case Study Questions 1-4 on page 169 of your textbook and publish your work and prepare to give an oral report in class..(This Assignment is Worth 30 Points)

    Slides on Building Your Own PC

    Try "How Stuff Works"
    http://www.howstuffworks.com/

    Try "The Internet Public Library"
    http://www.ipl.org/

    Case Studies of eBusiness by IBM
    http://www.ibm.com/e-business/case_studies/
    DATE(or order):October, 2002.
    TOPIC:WEEK 3: Read Chapter 6 -- Managing Software Assets
    DESCRIPTION:What is Software?, System Software, Application Software, New Software Tools and Approaches, and Managing Software Assets

    READINGS:
    ASSIGNMENTS
    Laudon/Laudon Chapter 6, Management Information Systems (Organization and Technology in the Networked Enterprise, Publisher: Publisher: Prentice Hall Site - Course Objectives and Chapter Power Point Slides


    ASSIGNMENT: Do a review of all the software being used in your organization. Make a list of the names of the software, the memory requirements of each software, what each software is used for, and the procedures for licensing the software. Describe some of the applications being used with each piece of software. Publish your study and prepare to give an oral report in class.. (This is Worth 40 points)

    Software Tutorials
    The Complete Software and Hardware Resource
    Review This Careers Web site
    http://www.careersonline.com
    DATE(or order):October, 2002.
    TOPIC:WEEK 3: Read Chapter 7 -- Managing Data Resources
    DESCRIPTION:Organizing Data in a Traditional File Environment, The Database Approach to Data Management, Creating a Database Environment, Database Trends
    READINGS:
    ASSIGNMENTS
    Laudon/Laudon Chapter 7, Management Information Systems (Organization and Technology in the Networked Enterprise, Publisher: Publisher: Prentice Hall Site - Course Objectives and Chapter Power Point Slides


    This Assignment is to review 3 Web sites listed below. Include a URL (www.amazon.com), the Title of the Website and then write 8 or 9 sentences (or more) to complete the review of the Web site that you have selected from this Chapter 7 list. publish your work and prepare to give an oral report in class.. (This is Worth 30 points)

    DATE(or order):October, 2002.
    TOPIC:WEEK 3: Read Chapter 8 -- Telecommunications and Networks...and...The Internet and the New Information Technology Infrastructure
    DESCRIPTION:The Telecommunications Revolution, Components and Functions of a Telecommunications System, Communicatons Networks, Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business Technologies

    The most prominent sector for emergence of eCommerce is the retailing sector. We will explore Web based business models in retailing, Purchasing Agents, and Online Shopping
    READINGS:
    ASSIGNMENTS
    Laudon/Laudon Chapter 8, Management Information Systems (Organization and Technology in the Networked Enterprise, Publisher: Publisher: Prentice Hall Site - Course Objectives and Chapter Power Point Slides



    In this Assignment you will complete your MIS Resources Web site. You will publish your MIS Resources Web site on GeoCities.com or on a host of your choice and prepare to give an oral report in class detailing all aspects of your Web site.... (This Assignment is Worth 100 Points)

    The Internet as an E-Commerce Resource Site
    Dr. Tom Seymour's E-COMMERCE Resource Site



    DATE(or order):October, 2002.
    TOPIC:WEEK 3: Read Chapter 9 Telecommunications and Networks
    DESCRIPTION:The New Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure for the Digital Firm, The Internet: Information Technology Infrastructure for the Digital Firm, The World Wide Web, Support Technology for Electronic Commerce and Electronic Business, Management Issues and Decisions


    READINGS:
    ASSIGNMENTS
    Laudon/Laudon Chapter 9, Management Information Systems (Organization and Technology in the Networked Enterprise, Publisher: Publisher: Prentice Hall Site - Course Objectives and Chapter Power Point Slides



    This Assignment is to review 3 Web sites publish your work and prepare to give an oral report in class... Include a URL (www.amazon.com), the Title of the Website and then write 8 or 9 sentences (or more) to complete the review of the Web site that you have selected from this Chapter 9 list. publish your work and prepare to give an oral report in class.. (This is Worth 30 points)

  • 3com.com/: Information on the on all aspects of Networking is available.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Cisco.com: Cisco Routers and Networking products are very popular.
  • Novell Corporation: This site contains a lot of information dealing with computer networking and some great links to this topic are available.
    Dr. Tom Seymour's Tools to Create Web sites and HTML Learning
    http://www.minot.com/~tom/htmllearning.html
  • Grading Scheme

    Please note carefully how your grade for this course will be determined. This will help you to prioritize and plan the work for different assignments.

    Task Item % of Grade
    Class Case Studies 20%
    Information Systems Projects 40%
    Web site Reviews (URLs) 20%
    MIS Resource Web site 20%

    Grade Calculation Instructions

    1. Student evaluation is based on class participation, and written work and Web assignments. Class participation is judged on the basis of in-class presentations and vocal participation, and the quality of contributions to class discussion and assignments.
    2. Class sessions require intensive preparation through readings, Web browsing, as well as written assignments. Individual class preparation time averages 2-3 hours per week.
    3. Assignments must be done promptly. More than 2 missed assignments will have a detrimental effect on the grade.
    4. Internet based communications via email, bulletin board and chatroom are integral part of this course. Make an effort to learn meaningful and task oriented use of these skills.
    5. All assignments must be handed in on the indicated dates. Late submissions automatically lose one letter grade.

    Class Policies for Technology Class


    Case Study Information
    Information and Information Management
    October 2002

    This page provides you with guidelines for analyzing, preparing, and writing your case study responses.

    In preparing for case studies, have you:

    • attended most class meetings and been an active participant in class, responding to questions and offering your own ideas?
    • kept up with text and outside reading assignments?
    • asked for help when you are unclear about vocabulary, concepts, etc.?
    • shared your ideas or answered others' questions that appear on our class assignments and discussions?


    In analyzing and writing case studies you'll need to remember:

    • I don't place any value on sheer memorization of definitions, dates, places, times, and names.
    • I do value the ability to extend and apply concepts covered in class and through assigned reading/writing activities to new business situations.
    • Your case studies are take-home. As such, I expect you to work on them independently. This means you are sometimes permitted to talk with others (other than Dr. Tom Seymour and the College's reference librarians) about the content of the cases, what sources to access to do research on a question, or for interpretation of a question. Your cases are graded for their spelling, grammar, and mechanics as well as their content. I encourage you to visit the The library resources for help only with your writing, i.e. organization, grammar, and mechanics.
    • Cases sometimes require you to integrate material from a variety of chapters in responding to a question.
    • Cases are open-ended. You need to write more than, "I think this is an example of a customer integrated system." You must defend your ideas/positions by explaining why you feel this is a customer integrated system, giving examples to support your ideas.
    • Cases are designed to take about two to four hours to complete.

    Class Attendance

    Attendance at class is not taken. You will be treated as an adult in this regard, responsible for the outcomes of the choices you make. Please realize, though, that because of the various teaching and learning methods employed in our class it is not possible to re-create the learning that takes place in role-playing activities, in-class exercises, discussions, or simulations. Absences will impact your class participation grade; if you're not in class, you can't participate.


    Academic Dishonesty

    Ideas, facts, and quotes not of your own or of a generally-known nature must be cited and referenced in all work. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:

    • working with others on take-home cases;
    • willful plagiarism;
    • copying or manipulating information stored in paper or electronic form; and
    • cheating.

    The penalty for academic dishonesty is a zero for the work of the dishonest student as well as the student who willfully shared the ideas, facts, or quotes with the dishonest student.



    Expectations for Written and Oral Communication

    Introduction

    All of my courses require you to engage in some form of written and oral communication as part of the course grade. You might be collaborating on a team-based research project, preparing a "consulting" report for a local business, informally working with a group of students during class time, or individually researching intra-semester examinations or reports. Regular visits to this site will help you keep my expectations in mind as you prepare your presentations.




    Expectations for Written Communication

    Content:

    1. Purpose is clearly stated.
    2. Thesis is logically developed.
    3. Paper makes connections with topics covered in this and other courses.
    4. Conclusions are well supported.
    5. Content is adequately documented. Quantity and quality of references are appropriate.


    Organization:

    1. Paper has an effective overall strategy.
    2. Paper has an interesting introduction and conclusion.
    3. Body of the paper flows well from point to point.
    4. Adequate subheadings are used.
    5. Effective transitions link paper sections.
    6. Paper contains good topic sentences and well-constructed paragraphs.


    Style - Language:

    1. Paper illustrates conciseness, correctness, and precision in word choice.
    2. Paper is written with clear meanings and without bias.
    3. Paper uses the proper tone - informal or formal. If unclear about the tone of the paper, ask me.
    4. Paper takes a fresh, imaginative approach when appropriate.


    Style - Mechanics:

    1. Writing is proofread, polished, and attractive.
    2. Writing illustrates correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.




    Expectations for Oral Communication

    Content:

    1. Purpose is clearly stated.
    2. Is understandable to the audience and relevant to the purpose of the presentation.
    3. Thesis is logically developed.
    4. Presentation makes connections with topics in this course and others.
    5. Conclusions are well supported, complete, and accurate.


    Organization:

    1. Presentation has an effective sequence strategy.
    2. Presentation includes an interesting introduction, well-developed main section, and credible conclusion.
    3. Presentation flows well from point to point.
    4. Clear transitions between speakers are used.


    Style:

    1. Speaker illustrates conciseness, correctness, and precision in word choice.
    2. Speaker uses the proper tone and "voice" for the presentation (formal or informal).
    3. Speaker incorporates a fresh, imaginative, energetic approach where appropriate.
    4. Speaker uses correct grammar, good diction, and polished language.


    Delivery:

    1. Speaker maintains and moves eye contact around the audience.
    2. Speaker uses appropriate gestures and avoids distracting mannerisms.
    3. Speaker employs effective voice inflection.
    4. Speaker is well-groomed and dressed appropriately (business attire or informal). Ask me if you are uncertain.
    5. Speaker exhibits good posture, and occasionally moves around the room.
    6. Speaker uses relevant and effective computer and/or other visual aids.



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