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CIS8011 Digital Innovation

Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Springfield
Short Description: Digital Innovation
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 020399 - Information Systems not elsewh
Grading basis : Graded

Staffing

Examiner: Abdul Hafeez-Baig

Other requisites

There are no prerequisites for this course. This course will require an ability to read graphs, charts and tables. There are no advanced mathematical requirements for this course.

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Rationale

In recent years, the role and integration of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has been fundamental to enhancing the business operation of any organisation and allowing it to achieve operational efficiency and success. On the one hand an enterprise has to distinguish between genuine ICT trends and expensive blind alleys; on the other, to be competitive, it must quickly seize the initiatives offered by ICT. Individual experiences and academic publications will be used to develop required skills. The learner will be able to critical analyze the implication of digital innovation in a business environment. In any business environment, innovation and critical thinking cannot be outsourced, and this course provides a sound background to achieving these skills in the context of developments in the digital landscape.

Synopsis

This course provides an overview of the theoretical and practical implications of the latest developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and provides skills in determining their value to the business model and overall operation. Students explore the knowledge, skills, and capabilities of digital innovations in a competitive, global and digital society. A range of topics and technologies are examined, explored and analysed in a business environment. This is done using a number of approaches for researching, analysing and synthesising from sources ranging from learned to trade journals. The learners undertaking this course are required to have access to a learning and teaching environment and resources.

NOTE: Learners undertaking this course are required to have the ability to research with an understanding of ethical research practices. Learners are also expected to critically analyse and solve problems arising in complex organisational real-life situations.

Objectives

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate a creative and sustainable use of digital innovation in the ICT domain;
  2. identify implications for business model/business processes in the digital space;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of theoretical and practical issues in the integration of the latest developments in ICT and the digital space;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of diverse user stakeholder needs, organising and leading innovative initiatives, and the impact of interpersonal communication;
  5. identify and explore contemporary challenges for the implementation of such innovation in a business environment.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Product and services innovation in the digital space 20.00
2. Existing business models and implications in the digital space 20.00
3. Leveraging digital innovation 20.00
4. Competitive interaction, challenges, issues and stakeholders in the digital space 20.00
5. Economic and technical factors in the digital space 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=02&subject1=CIS8011)

Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 105.00
Independent Study 60.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Notes
ASSIGNMENT 1 100 20 10 Aug 2020 (see note 1)
ASSIGNMENT 2 100 35 21 Sep 2020 (see note 2)
ASSIGNMENT 3 100 45 23 Oct 2020 (see note 3)

Notes
  1. Business case
  2. Strategy plan
  3. Students will be provided further instruction regarding the assignment by their examiner via Study Desk.

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    Online: If you are an international student in Australia, you are advised to attend all classes at your campus. For all other students, there are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

    On-campus: It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S2 2020 are:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.

    Requirements after S2, 2020:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S2 2020 are:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

    Requirements after S2, 2020:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S2 2020 are:
    There is no examination in this course.

    Requirements after S2, 2020:
    This is a closed examination. Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into a closed examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S2 2020 are:
    There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.

    Requirements after S2, 2020:
    Any Deferred or Supplementary examinations for this course will be held during the next examination period.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.

Assessment notes

  1. Referencing in assignments:
    Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing.

Date printed 6 November 2020