Welcome to CIS 301
The course syllabus
is your roadmap for the course. All the essential information pertaining to
the course is listed in the syllabus.
As you may have already noticed, this class is what we refer to
as a "mega" section. However, I am a strong believer in class interaction. Communication
is essential to both of us. During each class session, I will
stop the lecture mode and ask you to take an active role in the class by either
doing an in-class activity or completing a short quiz assignment.
Each week a new set of lecture notes will be available on this
for your viewing/downloading prior to class.
Week One Notes
Data, Information, and MIS
- Strategic Information Systems
- Competitive & Strategic Uses of Information Systems
- Information Systems vs. Computer Systems
- Sociotechnical Approach vs. Technical and Behavioral Approaches
Week Two Notes
Information Systems: Role, Organization, and Management
- Relationships of Systems to One Another: Integration
- Knowledge Workers and Their Role in Information Systems
- Decision Support Systems: Managers and Decision Making
Lecture Notes for Week Two
Week Three Notes
Ethical and Social Impact of Information Systems
Week Four Notes
Computers and IS: Past, Present, and Future
Lecture 3: Outsourcing
Week Five Notes
Please refer to Chapter 14 in your textbook for your chapter reading on ethics
Computer Basics and Components
- >An inside and outside look
Your first webquest will be assigned in class tonight. You will have a dated time action to
complete this assignment and email it back to me. Watch this site for more information about your webquest.
Web Quest One Study Notes:
Notice the dated timeline to respond by email.
WebQuest One is due Friday, November 17 by 11:59 p.m.
Database Systems, Telecommunications, and E-commerce
Week Six & Seven Notes
Redesigning, Restructuring, and Reoganizing the Environment
WEB QUEST 2
Web Quest Exercise
Your second web quest will be due on Monday, (date) by 11:59 p.m. This quest must be emailed.
Reread the chapters pertaining to databases and database management. Next week we will discuss database development in more detail.
- Report Project
Notes on Building a Project
Note: Due to circumstances beyond my control, there will be no class on Wednesday, November 22. As you were informed in class on Monday, November 20, 2000, the report has been extended
for another week. Therefore, the report will not be due until November 29, 2000.
Week Eight Notes
Security and Control
Week Eight Issues
- Part One--Security in Industry
Video Quiz One
- Part Two--EIS and Senior Executives
Video Quiz Two
- Part Three--Final Web Quest on SQL, Database, and Web-based
Web Quest Three
Week Nine and Ten Notes
Globalization and Other Technological Issues and Opportunities
- Final Exam Study Notes
- Expert Systems, Artificial Intelligence, IT Trends
- >Expert Systems and AI
- More on Knowledge and
Changes in Technology