This course is based on a 1000 point system. Your grade in this course is determined by several means, so that you have the optimal chance at receiving a grade that properly reflects your effort and mastery of the material. Please note that attendance at lectures is expected, although you do not directly receive points for attendance.
- Quizzes (150 Points)
- Assignments (400 Points)
- Term Research Study (50 Points)
- Term Project Presentations (50 Points)
- Final Exam (200 Points)
- Blog (150+ Points)
- In-Class Presentations (Extra Points)
Quizzes are closed-book and closed-notes and will consist of questions based on the readings, cases, assignments, and in-class discussions. The quizzes are in-class but given online through Blackboard -- be sure to have access to a mobile computing device with a Blackboard-compatible browser. Students should expect to complete each in 15 minutes or less. They will consist of a mix of multiple-choice, multiple-answer, true/false, fill-in-the-blanks, and short essay questions.
The final exam is cumulative and is given during the date and time scheduled by the University Registrar. The final exam is online, open notes, and open book (see rules) and administered through Blackboard.
Assignments will deepen the material and provide a chance to practice techniques. Only superb assignment submissions will receive full credit. While assignments are not graded on a curve, the submission quality of others is taken into account when evaluating a student's work.
Students are expected to maintain a blog which will act as a personal journal and in which students will provide their commentary on how the material discussed in class relates to current IT and IS trends, topics, and news. You should write at least one blog entry for every two lectures, so during a normal semester this would mean one blog entry per week. The general length of an entry should be about 1000 words and it should including references to online readings that you've done and, above all, your own opinions and perspectives on the topic.
Deadlines & Late Submissions
All submissions must be made on time. There are no extensions given or late submissions allowed.