The Technology module assesses your ability to apply the EBM approach to understanding information technology systems and their management. The course learning outcomes for this module are all addressed by both assignments and the exam, with different emphases.
Assignment 1, completed individually, focuses on the earlier parts of EBM. Its objective is to show that you understand general technology principles by applying them to a specific topic, critically researching the literature on that topic and presenting a coherent multi-faceted analysis of it. Assignment 2, completed in a team with other students, focusses on the later parts of EBM. Its objective is to demonstrate the application of your technology understanding to evaluate a specific case study. You should work on both assignments in parallel as they are mutually supportive.
The assessment items have been designed to allow you to acquire and use the concepts in the course as a way to better understand your world and to act in it in a more knowledgeable and responsible manner.
The Technology Topic Paper will present your individual examination of a current topic in information systems and technology. The paper will be well grounded in the concepts discussed in the Technology module and in the academic literature. The paper will use the Kangaroo Island case study to demonstrate the practical impact of the topic. Each member of your team for Assignment 2 will examine a different topic for Assignment 1. The technology topics are:
Internet of Things
Other topic approved by the lecturer