MIS500_Assessment 1_brief_Research Report_Modul

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Task Summary
This assessment task requires you to research and write a 1000 words report on ONE of the topics
provided. These topics are related to the key information systems concepts and technologies
evident in the context of contemporary businesses and organisations.
Context
The purpose of this assignment is to develop your ability to understand the use of information
systems technologies and concepts such as innovation, digital disruption, cultural impact and new
business models in the contemporary workplace.
Task Instructions
1. Please read the attached MIS500_Assessment 1_List of Topics.
2. Choose ONE (1) of the three (3) topics.
3. Read and research widely on the chosen topic area.
4. Write a 1000 words research report on the chosen topic based on the review of relevant
literature and examples.
5. The report should include an introduction, body and conclusion with references to support
the ideas.
6. Please refer to the assessment rubric to ensure you address all the assessment criteria.
ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title MIS500 Foundations of Information Systems
Assessment Research report
Individual/Group Individual
Length 1000 words +/- 10%
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful
completion of the task below include:
a) Critically analyse the key information systems concepts and
technologies in the context of contemporary businesses and
organisations.
Submission By 11:55 PM AEST Friday of Module 2.2 (Week 4)
Weighting 25%
Total Marks 100 marks
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Referencing
This is a research assignment and as such you are required to read and research widely. A minimum
of 10 references are required. You may use a selection of different types of sources but at least 5 of
the references must be from Academic sources (eg journals, books and University resources). As
the topics are contemporary you will need to supplement this research by reading other high
quality non-Academic texts such as reputable newspapers, TED talks, Magazines like Wired and
oranisations websites. You must have a critical eye when reading these texts. Your sources should
be from the last five years
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see
more information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Submission Instruction
Please submit ONE Word document (.doc or .docx) via the Assessment 1 section found in the
main navigation menu of the MIS500 Blackboard site. The Learning Facilitator will provide
feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Academic Integrity Declaration
I declare that except where I have referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessment task is
my own work. I have read and am aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy
and Procedure viewable online at http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms
I am aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and I will do so
accordingly.
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Assessment Rubric
Assessment
Attributes
Fail
(Yet to achieve
minimum standard)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Introduction
10%
No clear identification of
the topic or overview of
the report.
The report does not clearly
address the objective(s) and
no overview is identified.
Still has room for
improvement to be
completely satisfactory. Has
potential to reach the next
level but development still
requires more application
to fully satisfy criteria
requirements.
Very good effort. Has
elements of excellence but
needs to be consistent.
There is an accurate
statement of topic,
definition of key concepts,
overview of what to expect
in the rest of the rest of the
report.
Outstanding application of
effort. There is an accurate
statement of topic,
definition of key concepts,
overview of what to expect
in the rest of the rest of the
essay is well articulated.
Evidence based
discussion and critical
analysis
30%
Effort considered inferior
to the required minimum
standard. No attempt at a
discussion or critical
review.
Information is gathered from
a single source.
Lacks a basic knowledge of
the field; selected sources
irrelevant to project;
misinterprets sources
Information is gathered
from a limited number of
sources.
Demonstrates a basic
knowledge of the field;
selected sources relevant to
project
Information is gathered
from multiple sources.
Demonstrates proficient
knowledge of the field;
thorough selection of
sources pertinent to project
Information is gathered
from multiple, researchbased sources.
Demonstrates exceptional
depth of knowledge of the
field; Comprehensive use of
most recent and seminal
sources.
Knowledge and
understanding of key
concepts
30%
Did not demonstrate
knowledge or
understanding of the key
concepts.
Ideas were unclear. Little
evidence of understanding or
originality.
Ideas were relevant and
stated. Appropriate
concepts were included.
Demonstrated knowledge
of the key issues. Mid-level
originality.
Ideas were relevant and
clearly stated. Appropriate
concepts were included.
Demonstrated competence
and knowledge of the key
issues. Good level of
originality
Ideas were all relevant and
clearly stated. Appropriate
concepts were included
and integrated effectively.
Demonstrated competence
and knowledge of the key
issues. High level of
originality
Conclusion Not attempted. Recommendations do not
clearly flow from the
Conclusions are mostly
relevant and are linked to
Conclusions are relevant
and portray the results of
Conclusions are relevant
and accurately portray the
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Assessment
Attributes
Fail
(Yet to achieve
minimum standard)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
10%
document, and/or miss key
findings. They are not well
organised.
the results of the
document.
Recommendations do not
Clearly flow from the
document, and/or miss key
findings. They are not well
organised.
the document.
Recommendations, if
applicable, are specific,
action-oriented
suggestions, oriented to
topic. Recommendations
logically flow from the
document but the logic may
not always be clear.
results of the document.
Recommendations if
applicable are specific,
action-oriented
suggestions, oriented to
the topic, and relevant.
Recommendations logically
flow from the document in
a manner which is evident
to the reader.
Use of academic and
discipline conventions
Percentage for this
criterion = 20%
Reader has difficulty
following the document.
Demonstrates
inconsistent use of good
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
ideas.
Referencing is omitted or
does not resemble APA.
Poor grammar, spelling and
punctuation. Low readability
of document.
Demonstrates use of credible
and relevant resources to
support and develop ideas,
but these are not always
explicit or well developed.
Referencing resembles APA,
with frequent or repeated
errors.
Occasional minor errors
present in spelling,
grammar and/or
punctuation.
Communicates in a
coherent and readable
manner that adheres to the
given format.
Accurately employs
specialised language and
terminology.
Meaning is easy to follow.
Information, arguments and
evidence are structured and
sequenced in a way that is
clear and logical.
Spelling, grammar and
punctuation are free from
errors.
Communicates coherently
and concisely in a manner
that adheres to the given
format.
Accurately employs a wide
range of specialised
language and terminology.
Engages audience interest.
Information, arguments and
evidence are structured and
sequenced in a way that is,
clear and persuasive.
Spelling, grammar and
punctuation are free from
errors.
Communicates eloquently.
Expresses meaning
coherently, concisely and
creatively within the given
format.
Discerningly selects and
precisely employs a wide
range of specialised
language and terminology.
Engages and sustains
audience’s interest.
Information, arguments
and evidence are insightful,
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Assessment
Attributes
Fail
(Yet to achieve
minimum standard)
0-49%
Pass
(Functional)
50-64%
Credit
(Proficient)
65-74%
Distinction
(Advanced)
75-84%
High Distinction
(Exceptional)
85-100%
Demonstrates use of
credible resources to
support and develop ideas.
Referencing resembles APA,
with occasional errors.
Demonstrates use of good
quality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and statements.
Show evidence of wide
scope within the
organisation for sourcing
evidence.
APA referencing is free
from errors.
persuasive and expertly
presented.
Demonstrates use of highquality, credible and
relevant resources to
support and develop
arguments and position
statements.
Show evidence of wide
scope within and without
the organisation for
sourcing evidence.
APA referencing is free
from errors.

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