- Credits: 4 Credits
- Contact Hours : 19 hours
- Days : Saturday 9.00am–6.30pm Sunday 9.00am–6.30pm
- Delivery Method : Face to Face Lectures and Independent Learning
Thismodule is designed to provide studentswith a basicunderstanding of howInformation Systems are used
in organizations for meeting strategic and operational goals. To that end, students will acquire skills
using current end‐user software for communication, data transformation, collaboration, and problem‐ solving. The course also covers software and hardwarecomponents, information structures, basic business
organization and processes, information system security, and networks.
Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
Describe how managers use information systemsto create competitive firms, manage global operations,andprovideusefulproductsandservicestocustomers.. Identify and describe importantfeatures oforganizationsin orderto build and use
information systemssuccessfully. Assess how information systems support the activities of managers and end‐users in
TEACHING AND LEARNINGSTRATEGY
As this programme is specially designed for working adults, the teaching – learning and
assessmentstrategiesarebasedontheprinciplesof “androgogy”anapproachthatishighly suitedto
working adults. This approach requires students to be involved in the learning process, draw
from past work experiences to share their views, deal with real life work issues and problems, collaborate with classmates in developing effective solutions and apply whatever they have learnt
into their lives and work environments. The programme is designed to be engaging and
impactful to enable learners to gain the knowledge, practical skills, and abilities for personal growth and development.
Themodulewillbeassessedthroughcontinuous assessmentsandfinalassessmentinorder to gauge student’s achievement of learning outcomes and to determine the final grade of the module. The
details are asfollows:‐
Assessment Types Issue Date Deadline %
Quiz 1 In class In class 15%
Quiz 2 In class In class 20%
Presentations In class In class 10%
Participation In class In class 5%
Assignment In class 4 weeks 50%
The module is assessed though quizzes, presentations, participations and assignment(s) in orderto
supplement and support student’s learning outcomes and develop the students as a whole. The
assessmentstrategyisgearedtowardsencouragingstudentstoreflect,analyze and apply what they have learnt from the module.
Quizzes can take the form of short subjective questions, multiple choice questions, short
exercises, video reviews followed by subjective questions, case studies with subjective questions andanyotheractivitythatisalignedtothelearningoutcomeofthemodule.
During the duration of the classes, students may be expected to work in groups to attempt cases
studies, activities or discussion questions during which students will be required to make
presentations which will be assessed based on specific assessment criterion such as body language, intonation, eye contact, facts etc.
Active participation in every classisrequired. Thisisto ensure thatstudents are not only attending the class
physically but also have the presence ofmind and soul.
The final assessment takesthe form of an assignment question that is often based on real lifeissue, organizational problem, or an investigative piece requiring studentsto review and analyze existing practices and problems in organizations and propose appropriate recommendations
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes