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Itasio Intro L1 2009
Itasio Intro L1 2009
Itasio Intro L1 2009
Itasio Intro L1 2009
Itasio Intro L1 2009
Itasio Intro L1 2009
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Itasio Intro L1 2009


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  • 1. Information Technology and Systems in Organisations (ITASIO) Beryl Burns Information Systems, Organisation and Society Research Centre (ISOS), Informatics Research Institute (IRIS) Salford Business School
  • 2. Who? What? Why? Where? When?
    • Who?
      • Lecturer - Beryl Burns supported by Maria Emmanouilidou, Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • What? And Why?
      • ITASIO Module provides key underpinning in theories and concepts of IS for other studies and dissertation, details in module specification
    • Where? And When?
      • Lectures on alternate Thursdays, Tutorials by groups in next week, (see Schedule)
      • Online resources and activities on Blackboard resource at
  • 3. Learning Outcomes (see Module Spec for Aims)
    • What you should be able to do by the end of the module
    • Identify and critique the field of information systems
    • Analyse the main theoretical perspectives on IT in an organisational context
    • Evaluate how these theoretical themes translate into empirical case studies
    • Critically and creatively evaluate methodological approaches to the use of information systems in managerial decision-making
    • Critically assess the relationship between managing change and working with (new) technology
    • Critically appraise the meaning and concept of information in an organisational context
    • Critically appraise issues of gender , power and knowledge in the development and use of managerial control and information systems
  • 4. Syllabus (one topic per fortnight)
    • Systems, IS typology, Paradigms of IS.
    • Context, Power and IS
    • The Importance of Context in IS/Context, Power and IS
    • Theoretical Perspectives on Technology and Organisations
    • Case Study
  • 5. Assessment
    • Case Study-based
    • Examination
      • 2 hours examination worth 40% of module mark. Case Study handed out April 30 th 2009, with supporting discussion activities in April/May.
    • Coursework assessment
      • 3000 word essay worth 60% of module mark, handed out in Week 4 (w/b 23 rd Feb), due in w/b 23 rd April 2009 (to be confirmed).
  • 6. Group Activity - to get started
      • group assignment (non-assessed) on Social Software – Icebreaker tutorial sessions
      • reported back online via Icebreakes website (URL tbc)
      • Objectives
        • To experience and reflect on group work that is partially mediated by technology
        • To explore some of the tensions that arise between individuals and organizations when emerging technologies are used
        • To think about how technology is shaped by those who adapt, use or in anyway are affected by it
        • To allow you to develop your presentation skills in a supportive setting
  • 7. Advice
    • Participate
    • Be critical, but not like this
    • Enjoy !