Workshop Participation and MyLab MIS (20% total)
Workshop Participation (15%)
The workshops are designed to cultivate your critical and analytical thinking skills while at the same time, enhance your understanding and appreciation of information systems within businesses. Additionally, the design of these workshops is also aimed at improving your skills in communication, group-work, time management and personal organization.
MyLab MIS (5%)
The online MyLab MIS is developed to help you achieve the learning objectives set for each study module. You are expected to read the assigned textbook topics and answer the homework or quizzes assigned to you. There are select exercises or quizzes that are marked each week.
You are expected to prepare for your workshops by reading the textbook, completing the MyLab MIS requirements, case studies and preparing written notes for the task assigned for each week. You should read/view supplementary materials (articles/videos) posted on Moodle. During workshops, you are expected to participate actively in class activities, group discussions and class presentations. You are also required to answer questions that have been raised during the class.
Your participation mark will therefore be based on 4 components: workshop preparation (ie weekly homework), team participation (how you work with your team), presentation or alternative task, and individual contribution to class discussions. Expectations for workshop preparation and participation will be discussed further in your first lecture and workshop.
Workshop attendance is compulsory for all 12 workshops. For each week, you are evaluated on the 4 components outlined above. If you are absent, you will be unable to earn any participation mark for that week. There is no opportunity to make up for the marks you missed due to your absence (i.e. there will be no supplementary classes). It is important to keep in mind that it is a University requirement that you must attend at least 80% of your classes, otherwise you may be excluded from sitting your final exam. Participation marking guide is posted on Moodle.
If you are absent due to a medical condition, illness or misadventure (as per the University's special consideration rules), you MUST (1) email the signed and stamped Professional Authority form (copy of the form on Moodle) or original valid relevant documentation (e.g., doctor's certificate) to the LiC within 3 working days from the missed workshop date. Your email must include (a) date of missed workshop and (b) brief reason/s for missing the workshop.
Only absences due to illness or misadventure are considered valid circumstances for special consideration provided you are able to provide the required documents and are able to apply within the required time frame.
Public transport issues, traffic jams, friend/family in need are not considered valid special consideration reasons.
There are no considerations for the online tutorial week unless in serious medical situations where you are unable to have online access the entire week (such as recovery from surgery, etc.).
Workshops on Week 8 will take place online on Moodle. For this reason, you must have full access to the internet and Moodle for the entirety of Week 8. If you fail to complete any of the assigned tasks for the workshops before the designated deadline for each assigned task, you will be marked absent for that particular workshop in that week.
If you have missed more than 2 workshops - regardless whether those absences were previously excused, you will be requested to meet with the LiC to discuss your absences and your ongoing performance and participation in the course.
Only the LiC can evaluate and decide on these requests for consideration. Tutors are not allowed to decide on such matters and unauthorized decisions made by tutors will be revoked.
Midsession Exam (10%)
A midsession quiz is held in class on Week 7. The quiz will cover topics from Module 1 to 5. Further details will be provided in your 1st Lecture and workshop. There will be no supplementary midsession quiz.
Group Project (20%)
The group project involves producing and uploading a short video on YouTube on a proposal for a new or innovative technology-based business proposal. For the proposal, you have to conduct a feasibility research and present the business model, strategy, software solutions and appropriate infrastructure of your idea.
The full case details and requirements will be made available on Moodle on Week 4.
Final Examination (50%)
The final examination will be held during the formal end-of-session examination period. The final examination will cover ALL TOPICS in this Course, and will be based on material from lectures, workshops and the textbook. The aim of the final examination is to enable you to demonstrate that you have achieved all the Learning Objectives for this course. Further details of the exam will be provided in Lecture # 4 and on Moodle.