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Itasio Intro L1 2009

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