Baltzan And Phillips Apple Case Study

Welcome to the ISM 3011 course! This syllabus is an essential map to the course detailing the learning units, objectives, assignments and assessment strategies. Therefore, I would like to urge you to read it very carefully. Sincerely, Walter Rodriguez 

Here is how to start the course:

1. Class Materials:

You will find the required electronic textbook titled:

Baltzan, Paige; Phillips, Amy, Business Driven Technology, 4th Editionat: http://www.coursesmart.com/givecoursesmartatry?xmlid=0077264576&__instructor=1205370

You may also obtain the required textbook in traditional hardcopy (printed form) at the campus bookstore (FGCU Student Union) or by clicking Online (Click "books," click Spring 2010, and select the ISM department, select "3011" course, and the CRN.) Baltzan, P. et al., Business Driven Technology, Fourth Edition (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 2010) Hardcover ISBN 0073376795 . [But, the 3rd edition is acceptable too (ISBN : 0073376744)]

[For 4th Edition: Browse Business Driven Technology - Textbook Information Center at: https://paris.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073376795/information_center_view0/ ]

For 3rd Edition: Browse Business Driven Technology - Textbook Information Center at: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073376744/information_center_view0/ ]

To rent the textbook (usually cheaper), consider checking: http://www.chegg.com/search/baltzan/

2. Attendance Policy: Monitored and measured via your active and consistent participation in online discussion forums, practice quizzes and other assessments.

3. Access: This course requires access to a PC----with the latest version of Microsoft's Windows, Internet Explorer and Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) installed----in order to complete the online activities. Of course, the PC must have Internet access. Reason: You will be using the Internet and MS Office to complete several assignments.

4. CSG Prerequisite: The prerequisite for this course is a working knowledge of Microsoft's Windows and Office  equivalent to "CGS 1100 Introduction to Computers."  If you are not familiar with these applications, we suggest co-registering in "CGS 1100 Introduction to Computers" at www.fgcu.edu .

5. To Start: Point your browser to http://elearning.fgcu.edu and follow these steps: 

a.     Log on using your EAGLE EMAIL username and password.  [NOTE:  You MUST have activated your FGCU Student Account FIRST in order to login. See: http://admin.fgcu.edu/IS/applications/studentaccts/activate.asp .  If you have any Angel or IT problems, please contact the Help Desk at 239.590.7100 or helpdesk@fgcu.edu . [If the problem is not resolved, please contact me at wrodrigz@fgcu.edu or Angel administrator Neela Chevli at nchevli@fgcu.edu .]

b.    The first time you login http://elearning.fgcu.edu (Angel), you may be prompted to complete a Personal Information sheet. If that is the case, please input your first name, last name, and FGCU email address.  All other information is optional.

c.    The courses are automatically populated in Angel by the FGCU Banner Registration Information System. But, you wont' see it listed until it's activated about week before classes start. At that time, you will see the course listed and you just need to click on the course link. [If the course is not listed in your page ("My Page"), please contact wrodrigz@fgcu.edu or click "Courses" and “Find a course” and check with the registrar. On the next screen, under Courses, click the link “Find a course.”

d.    Select your course section (ISM 3011 Information Systems - CRN80867) from the list. In some cases, you may have to click on the link beneath the course name that says “Enroll (no PIN required)”.* Once you have clicked that link, you may see a pop-up window advising you that you have successfully enrolled in the course. [*Note: In this case, it is important to

e.    Under Course Announcements heading, click “All” to view all announcements posted so far (you may also have to  click "Descending" or "Ascending" to view them in desired order.)

f.      Finally, click the "Lessons" menu and the "Unit 0 Roll Call Forum."

g.     Please follow the directions in the Roll Callforum. After reading the instructor and your peers’ remarks, click “reply” to enter your comments—remembering that we want to conduct a conversational-style, threaded discussion----that is, a dialogue that is as close as possible to a regular class conversation ... where the professor asks a question and one or two students respond to the questions ... then other students react to what has been discussed. [See grading criteria by clicking here.]

6. Check your e-mail daily for news and updates.

7. Carefully read the objectives below (left column) and complete assignments by the due date (right column).



Description of Course Objectives, Lessons and Assignments

General Course Objectives:

This course explores how information technology (IT) supports business initiatives. In general, you will learn about: (1) managing information systems; (2) using IT to enhance business decision-making; (3) creating e-collaborative partnerships; and (4) using IT to transform the enterprise.

To this effect, the course integrates three major IT areas:

General Learning & Assessment Strategies:

Here is how we will guide you through the course and how we assess your work.

  • What will we learn? Simply put, you will learn how to achieve business success through IT. And you will design your own e-business. To this effect, this course covers three concurrent areas, as follows (also see left column):
    • e-Strategy
    • e-Tools
    • e-Business
  • How do we communicate?  Mainly, we communicate via e-mail and online discussion forums at: http://elearning.fgcu.edu .
  • When do we meet?
  • Virtually, using the Angel web resources at: http://elearning.fgcu.edu .
  • What do you need to do?
Are you ready to start the course?

 

If yes, read Unit 0 below



Unit 1 Lessons and Assignments

Due date: Saturday January 23 at midnight

* Study Unit 1 slides and embedded notes at: http://www.fgcu.edu/wrodriguez/Strategy.ppt

* View the video titled "The World is Flat" in the Angel resource for this course.

* Read BDT's Unit 1 (Achieving Business Success) in textbook.

* Address the BDT's Discussion Questions that have been posted on the discussion forum for this unit.

* Go to the PRACTICE QUIZ CENTERfolder and take the practice quizzes for Unit 1 (Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5).

* Read the "Apple" Case in Unit 1 and address one of the related questions on the Apple Case Discussion Forum.

* Finally, review the "Unit 1 - Discussion Hints and Summary". Then, go back to the discussion forums for this unit and read your peers postings. Before the assignment deadline, you may post additional postings or "reply" to your peers comments to improve your grade!





 Unit 3 Lessons & Assignments

Due date: Saturday February 6 at midnight

 
  • Take the practice quizzes for Unit 3 (Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12) in the PRACTICE QUIZ CENTER.
  • Address BDT's Discussion Questions for this unit.
  • Read BDT's Unit 3 Case (REI) in BDT 3e or Second Life in BDT 4e
  • Participate in the discussion forum on the REI or the Second Life cases
  • Finally, review the "Unit 3 - Discussion Hints and Summary". Then, go back to the discussion forums for this unit and read your peers postings. Before the assignment deadline, you may post additional postings or "reply" to your peers comments to improve your grade!

Unit 4 Objectives
 

* (h) Describe how IT accelerates and enhances e-business.

* (h) Describe the benefits of m-commerce.

* (a) Learn how E-Business and IT are changing the basis of competition and how they are creating value for all stakeholders.


 Unit 4 Lessons & Assignments

Due date: Saturday February 13 at midnight



Unit 5 Lessons & Assignments

Due date: Saturday February 20 at midnight

* Study Unit 5 slides & embedded notes at: http://www.fgcu.edu/wrodriguez/B2B.ppt

 

* Read the article titled "The Power of Virtual Integration: An Interview with Dell's Computer's Michael Dell."

 

* Read BDT's Unit 5 (Transforming Organizations).

 

* Take practice quizzes for Unit 5 (Chapters 17, 18, and 19) in the PRACTICE QUIZ CENTER folder.

 

* Address the BDT's Discussion Questions that have been posted on the discussion forum for this unit.

 

* Analyze the Hackensack (The Digital Hospital) Unit 5 opening case using the posted questions.

 

 

* Finally, review the "Unit 5 - Discussion Hints and Summary". Then, go back to the discussion forums for this unit and read your peers postings. Before the assignment deadline, you may post additional postings or "reply" to your peers comments to improve your grade!


 Unit 6 Objectives
 

* (s) Learn to identify the key components of telecommunication and network systems. 

* (s) Learn how Internet and intranets work.

* Determine what makes an e-business successful. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 MID-ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVES

* Demonstrate your knowledge of business-driven-IT terminology and frameworks.

* Develop and analyze an IT business case. You will also explore IT issues and enhance your communication skills.

MID-TERM GRADING CRITERIA:

  • Originality and Creativity: is it new? interesting? readable?
  • Clear description of lesson to be  learned: did we learn something out of this case? what was it? is it relevant?
  • Collaboration: Did the student used new technologies effectively? How well was it organized?
  • Quality of Contributions*

* The midterm grading criteria considers the quality of contributions---emphasizing the relevance of the particular contribution to the course topics and objectives. Essentially, we need to determine what you have learned from the course readings, mini-lecture slides/notes and discussion forums. Duplicity or unrelated comments are not penalized---but are not counted. Usually, comments that have “higher density” of thought are assigned higher value.  (Also, see notes on right column.)



 Unit 7Objectives

* Learn the basic e-biz models and how to create new ones.

* Discover the "secrets" of e-commerce success.

* (s) Understand the function of Transaction Processing, E-Commerce, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems.

* (s) Understand the function of Management Information Systems (MIS).

 



Unit 8 Objectives

* Discuss the future of e-business  and what key IT leaders think

* Brainstorm for your own e-biz

* (s) Understand the function of Decision Support Systems (DSS).

* (s) Understand the function of CRM, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems.

 


Unit 9 Objectives

* Obtain first-hand knowledge on actual e-biz experiences.

* (s) (h) Understand the systems development process.

* (s) Understand the differences between logical and physical systems design.

 


 Unit 9 Lessons & Assignments

Due date: Saturday April 3 at midnight

* Study slides and embedded speaker notes at: http://www.fgcu.edu/wrodriguez/coursewell.ppt

* Participate in Discussion Forum titled Coursewell.

*  Read BDT's B14 Systems Development.

* Participate in the Discussion Forum titled "Systems Investigation and Analysis/Systems Design Implementation ..." You may either based your answer on BDT's Plug-In B14.

* Finally, review the "Unit 9 - Discussion Hints and Summary". Then, go back to the discussion forums for this unit and read your peers postings. Before the assignment deadline, you may post additional postings or "reply" to your peers comments to improve your grade!


Unit 10 Objectives

* (s) (h) Understand key security, privacy and ethical issues involved in IT.

* Learn to develop e-business concept plans:

  • Students will apply IT principles and tools learned in class to the design of their "own" Internet-based enterprise (E-Commerce)---including on-line presentation of business plan and resources, as needed. 
  • Students will apply IT strategies and frameworks to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace. 
  • Students will be afforded the opportunity to develop an online Internet-based business framed within a multicultural/global/information-age perspective. 
  • Students will explore the aesthetic/ergonomic/sustainability issues involved in e-commerce design and implementation. 
  • Design and implement effective graphical user interface for the e-business.

 


 Unit 10 Lessons and Assignments 

Due date: Saturday April 10 at midnight

 

 

* Review Unit 10 slides and notes at: http://www.fgcu.edu/wrodriguez/Implementing.ppt  and http://www.fgcu.edu/wrodriguez/MIVA2005.ppt  .

* Participate in the Discussion Forum titled Unit 10 MIVA.

* Participate in the DISCUSSION FORUM for the FINAL PROJECT Process.

* Read BDT's Technology Plug-In T9 & T10 (Designing Webpages and Creating Web Pages Using HTML

* Finally, review the "Unit 10 - Discussion Hints and Summary". Then, go back to the discussion forums for this unit and read your peers postings. Before the assignment deadline, you may post additional postings or "reply" to your peers comments to improve your grade!

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* Please complete "Student Assessment of Instructor" following instructions at: http://www.fgcu.edu/planning/StudentAssessment/StudentInfo/Index.asp

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FINAL PROJECT and OTHER ITEMS.

* From today until first day of finals (April  24)is the e-biz project process period (Please see detailed instructions at: http://itech.fgcu.edu/cis/Coop-etition.html).

* On Angel Lessons: Read the last 3 pages of the Word document describing "Business Models and Sample Revenue, Cost and Assets Options."

* Post FINAL e-Biz PROJECT (=Final Exam) on the first day of finals week (April  24).

 

Click here to see Syllabus: Teaching Philosophy and Grading Criteria]

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