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XBIS/220 Introduction to Computer Application and Systems (UOP)

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Question;Week One: Information;Systems and Word Processing Tools;Details;Due;Points;Objectives;1.1 Describe ethical issues related to information technology.;Course Preparation;Read the course description and objectives.;Read the instructor?s biography and post your;own.;Day 1;Reading;ReadCh. 1 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReadCh. 2 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReadCh. 3 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReadTechnology Guide 1 of Introduction to Information Systems;Reading;ReadCh. 1 for Word in Microsoft? Office 2010.;Reading;ReadCh. 2 for Word in Microsoft? Office 2010.;Participation;Participate in class discussion.;12;Discussion Questions;Respond to weekly;discussion questions.;8;CheckPoint;Information;Technology Acts Paper;Selecttwo of the following acts to research;?;Do Not Call Implementation;Act, 2003;?;Controlling the Assault;of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act, 2003;?;Federal Information;Security Management Act (FISMA), 2002;?;Uniting and Strengthening;America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct;Terrorism Act (US Patriot Act), 2001, renewed 2006;?;Children?s Internet;Protection Act, 2000;?;Financial Services;Modernization Act, 1999;?;Children?s Online Privacy;Protection Act (COPPA), 1998;?;No Electronic Theft (NET);Act, 1997;?;Health Insurance Portability;and Accountability Act (HIPAA), 1996;?;Telephone Consumer;Protection Act (TCPA), 1991;?;Video Privacy Protection;Act, 1988;?;Computer Fraud and Abuse;Act, 1986;?;Electronic Communications;Privacy Act, 1986;?;The Cable Communications;Policy Act, 1984;?;Electronic Funds Transfer;Act, 1978;?;Family Educational Rights;and Privacy Act, 1974;?;Fair Credit Reporting;Act, 1970;Prepare a 350- to 700-word paper;that answers the following question;?;Whatwere the advances in information;technology that resulted in new ethical issues necessitating the creation of;each act?;Formatyour paper consistent with APA guidelines.There?s no need for additional APA formatting such as a title page nor;page headers: only double spacing and references if used.;Post as an MS Word document. Attach your CheckPoint in the ?Assignments?;link on eCampus, not in the Individual forum. Please be sure to select the;correct location for your post within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 4;30;Week Two: Information;Systems and Word Processing Tools;Details;Due;Points;Objectives;2;2.1 Explain the benefits of information systems in the work environment.;2.2 Use word processing tools to communicate business objectives.;CheckPoint;Using Word Processing;Tools;Writea 250-word summary about the capabilities;of Microsoft? Word that you were unaware of before completing this;week's readings. Include how you might use them in a professional capacity in;the future.;Format your summary consistent with APA;guidelines.There?s no need for;additional APA formatting such as a title page nor page headers: only double;spacing and references if used.;Post as an MS Word document. Attach your CheckPoint in the ?Assignments?;link on eCampus, not in the Individual forum. Please be sure to select the;correct location for your post within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 4;30;Individual;Information;Systems Proposal;Resource: Table 2.2 in Introduction to Information Systems;Scenario: Imagine that you and a;business partner are considering starting a small, brick-and-mortar, nostalgic;record store. Your friend does not have much experience with information;systems or technology, and needs a basic understanding of the different types;of information systems available to businesses.;Write a proposal of the types of information;systems that would work well for your chosen business, and their benefits and;drawbacks. The proposal must explain five types of information systems. See;Table 2.2 in Introduction to;Information Systems.;Include the following in your summary using the;features of Microsoft? Word;?;A table of contents;?;A table;?;A minimum of two styles;?;An image;?;Either a bulleted or;numbered list;Post as an MS Word document. Attach your Assignment in the ?Assignments?;link on eCampus, not in the Individual forum. Please be sure to select the;correct location for your post within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 6;120;Week Three: Databases;Network Applications, and E-Business;Details;Due;Points;Objectives;3;3.1 Describe how databases are used in the work environment.;Reading;ReadCh. 4 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReadCh. 5;of Introduction to Information;Systems;Reading;ReadCh. 6 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReadCh. 9 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReadTechnologyGuide 2 of Introduction to;Information Systems.;Reading;ReviewCh. 1 for Access? in Microsoft? Office 2010.;Participation;Participate in class discussion.;12;Discussion Questions;Respond to weekly;discussion questions.;8;CheckPoint;Databases;Resource:Ch. 4?6of Introduction;to Information Systems.;Writea 350-word summary describingtwo of the most popular database;vendors in the marketplace. Answer the following questions;?;What are the pros and;cons of each vendor?;?;What are some issues you;would consider in making the decision to select a database vendor for an;organization you work for?;Formatyour summary consistent with APA;guidelines.There?s no need for;additional APA formatting such as a title page nor page headers: only double spacing;and references if used.;Post as an MS Word document. Attach your CheckPoint in the ?Assignments?;link on eCampus, not in the Individual forum. Please be sure to select the;correct location for your post within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 4;30;Week Four: Databases;Network Applications, and E-Business;Details;Due;Points;Objectives;4;4.1 Compare types of electronic commerce.;4.2 Explain the benefits of collaborationtools in the work environment.;CheckPoint;Types of;Electronic Commerce Activity;Resources: Types of Electronic;Commerce Activity;Completethe Types of Electronic;Commerce Activity located in Week Four of the student website.;Takea screen shot of the completed activity;Post as an MS Word document. Attach your CheckPoint in the ?Assignments?;link on eCampus, not in the Individual forum. Please be sure to select the;correct location for your post within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 4;30;Individual;Efficiency and;Collaboration Proposal;Resources: Ch. 1 & 2 of Excel?;in Microsoft? Office 2010.;Scenario: Imagine you are an;employee of Party Plates, a company that manufactures decorative paper plates;and napkins for special events. Your team has been assigned a new project.;The president of your company has tasked you with improving the efficiency of;the current information systems used in the sales department, because the;current systems are somewhat antiquated.;Your organization is;currently using Microsoft? Excel? to track all;personnel data, but would like to migrate to a relational database like;Microsoft? Access?. You have also been tasked with;identifying potential collaborative software that may improve internal;communications and help streamline some of the work processes for the sales;department.;Prepare a 350- to 700-word proposal addressing the;potential implementation of new information systems in your organization.;?;Explain the usefulness of;converting data currently held in Microsoft? Excel?;spreadsheets into a relational database using Microsoft? Access?.;?;Describe the benefits;of using Microsoft? Access? in the work environment.;?;Include suggestions;for the future use of collaborative software and how it can help the sales;department improve communications and streamline work processes.;Formatyour proposal consistent with APA guidelines.There?s no need for additional APA formatting such as a title page nor;page headers: only double spacing and references if used.;Post as an MS Word document. Attach your Assignment in the ?Assignments?;link on eCampus, not in the Individual forum. Please be sure to select the;correct location for your post within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 6;180;Week Five: Wireless;Technology and Spreadsheets;Details;Due;Points;Objectives;5;5.1 Describe how wireless technologies are used in the work environment.;Reading;ReadCh. 7;of Introduction to Information;Systems.;Reading;ReadCh. 8 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReadCh. 11 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReadTechnical Guide 3 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReviewCh. 2 of Excel? in Microsoft? Office 2010.;Participation;Participate in class discussion.;12;Discussion Questions;Respond to weekly;discussion questions.;8;CheckPoint;Wireless;Technology in the Work Place;Write a 250-word summary describing ways that;smart phones that incorporate wireless technologies have changed how business;is done.;Formatyour summary consistent with APA guidelines.There?s no need for additional APA formatting such as a title page nor;page headers: only double spacing and references if used.;Post as an MS Word document. Attach your CheckPoint in the ?Assignments?;link on eCampus, not in the Individual forum. Please be sure to select the;correct location for your post within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 4;30;Week Six: Wireless;Technology and Spreadsheets;Details;Due;Points;Objectives;6;6.1 Use spreadsheets in business situations.;Individual;Wireless;Technologies Proposal;Resources: Ch. 1- 2, 7-8, &11;for Excel?in Microsoft?;Office 2010.;Scenario: The president of Party;Plates has requested a new proposal from your team. She would like;information on wireless technologies and how they might be used in the;organization.;Write a 350- to 700-word proposal discussing;wireless technologies.;Include the following in your proposal;?;Your recommendation of at;least two wireless technologies that would be beneficial to implement in the;Party Plates organization;?;The pros and cons for;incorporating these two wireless technologies in the organization;?;A justification for the;decision, and the risks of using wireless technologies in the department;?;A spreadsheet to track;hardware or software requirements of your proposed wireless technologies;including the associated costs;Include the following in your spreadsheet using;the features of Microsoft? Excel?;?;The SUM function to give;a cost estimate of equipment needed;?;The date function;?;An additional math or;statistical function of your choice;Formatyour proposal consistent with APA guidelines.There?s no need for additional APA formatting such as a title page nor;page headers: only double spacing and references if used.;Post your Assignment in the ?Assignments? link on eCampus, not in the;Individual forum. Please be sure to select the correct location for your post;within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 6;180;Week Seven: Systems;Development Life Cycle and Presentation Tools;Details;Due;Points;Objectives;7;7.1 Describe the systems development life cycle.;Reading;ReadCh. 12 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReadTechnical Guide 4 of Introduction to Information Systems.;Reading;ReviewCh. 1;for PowerPoint? in Microsoft?;Office 2010.;Reading;ReviewCh. 2;for PowerPoint? in Microsoft?;Office 2010.;Participation;Participate in class discussion.;12;Discussion Questions;Respond to weekly;discussion questions.;8;CheckPoint;Systems Life;Cycle;The readings for this;week mention six stages of the systems development life cycle. There are;other models, however, that contain more than these six stages;Research some of these other systems development;life cycle models.;Writea 350- to 700-word summary in which you;describe similarities and differences of the additional stages.;Formatyour summary consistent with APA guidelines.There?s no need for additional APA formatting such as a title page nor;page headers: only double spacing and references if used.;Post as an MS Word document. Attach your CheckPoint in the ?Assignments?;link on eCampus, not in the Individual forum. Please be sure to select the;correct location for your post within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 4;30;Week Eight: Systems;Development Life Cycle and Presentation Tools;Details;Due;Points;Objectives;8;8.1 Use presentation tools to communicate business objectives.;CheckPoint;Presentation;Tools;Research;and choose three presentation tools available in the marketplace.;Write a 350-word paper in which you identify how;they are used and any advantages and disadvantages to using them.;Formatyour paper consistent with APA guidelines.There?s no need for additional APA formatting such as a title page nor;page headers: only double spacing and references if used.;Post as an MS Word document. Attach your CheckPoint in the ?Assignments?;link on eCampus, not in the Individual forum. Please be sure to select the;correct location for your post within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 4;30;Non-graded Activities and Preparation;Social Media and;Networking Presentation;(Preparation);Beginworking on the Social Media and Networking;Presentation due in Week Nine.;Week Nine: The;Internet and Emerging Technologies;Details;Due;Points;Objectives;9;9.1 Explain the benefits of emerging technologies in the work environment.;9.2 Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of social networking.;Reading;ReadCh. 5 ofIntroduction to;Information Systems.;Reading;ReadTechnical Guide 5 of Introduction to Information Systems;Participation;Participate in class discussion.;12;Capstone Discussion Question;Respond to the capstone;discussion question.;?;Whatdo you predict will be the most influential emerging technology;for business over the next five years? Why do you think this?;18;Individual;Social Media and;Networking Presentation;Scenario: Imagine that you have been;hired as a consultant for a university that wants to leverage social media;and networking technologies to encourage the collaboration of students, and;improve their overall sense of community. The president of the university;also needs to know what the system development life cycle is, and how you;intend on bringing social networking tools to life within this cycle.;Analyze how the university might integrate at;least two social media and networking technologies to accomplish their goals.;Your analysis must cover the advantages and disadvantages of social;networking.;Develop a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft?;PowerPoint? presentation that you will present to the university;president translating the critical details of your proposal.;Include the following in your presentation using;the features of Microsoft? PowerPoint?;?;A slide template;?;Slide layouts;?;Themes;?;At least one animation;example;?;At least one media object;example;Post your Assignment in the ?Assignments? link on eCampus, not in the;Individual forum. Please be sure to select the correct location for your post;within the ?Assignments? section.;Day 7;200

 

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