Instructor: Chuck Tappert Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The topics for this course were selected by the students and include those not covered in the concurrent seminars or in earlier course material. The course goals are to gain a better understanding of the emerging information technologies covered this semester, their issues and potential impact, and to complete team and individual deliverables relating to the material.
in addition to material on the Internet and papers on reserve, we will continue to use
Emerging Information Technologies, Kendall (Editor), Sage (1999), ISBN 0761917497
Other Suggested Books (not required):
Wharton on Managing Emerging Technologies, Day and Schoemaker, Wiley (2000), ISBN 0471361216
Supporting Web Servers, Networks, and Emerging Tech, Dara-Abrams, Prentice (2000), ISBN 0130858994
Telecosm : How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World, Gilder, Free Press (2000), ISBN 0684809303
The Emerging Cyberculture, Gibson & Oriedo (Eds), Hampton Press (2000), ISBN 1572731966
Customer-Effective Web Sites, Dalgleish, Pearson (2000), ISBN 0130878278
Decision Support Systems and Intelligent Systems, Turban, Prentice (1997), ISBN 0137409370
Information Technology for Management, Turban, Wiley (1998), ISBN 0471254126
The Digital Economy: Promise and Peril, Tapscott, McGraw (1997), ISBN 0070633428
The New Barbarian Manifesto: How to Survive the Information Age, Angell, 2000, Kogan Page Ltd, ISBN 0749431512
Who Gives a Gigabyte? A Survival Guide for the Technologically Perplexed, Stix & Lacob, Wiley, 1999, ISBN 0471379107
Five quizzes (25 minutes each) to be taken via CourseInfo.
A team presentation or team project proposal.
The presentation will be a 45-50 minute overview to the class of the session topic (e-Commerce, Pervasive Computing, HCI, XML, etc). The presenting team provides the following (with the first two items emailed to the instructor no later than the Wednesday before the presentation):
An alternative is a team project proposal, in the form of a Word-for-Windows document, for government funding that relates to emerging information technology. For example, see Example Proposal Idea. A proposal for funding is basically the same as a dissertation proposal.
An individual research paper or individual product evaluation on emerging information technology material of your choice, in the form of a Word-for-Windows document. The paper or product evaluation should relate to your dissertation, and a research paper is preferable unless your dissertation concerns a product. Ideally, you should design the research paper to become the early chapters (background, state-of-the-art, etc.) of your dissertation.
There are a variable number of instructor negotiated options. Possibilities include: product evaluation, research paper, presentation, etc. Each option item and its value (number of points) are to be negotiated with me. These can be individual projects, two-person projects, team projects, etc. Of course, the more people involved the better the expected product.
Finally, there are instructor provided points for your individual class participation, contribution, positive influence, etc.
|Quizzes (5 * 20 points)||100 points||50 points|
or Project Proposal
|300 points||250 points|
|Individual Research Paper
or Product Evaluation
|600 points||450 points|
|Instructor Negotiated Options
(possibilities: product evaluation,
research paper, presentation, etc.)
2 credits: max 100 points
3 credits: max 600 points
|Instructor Provided Points
(for class participation,
contribution, positive influence)
average 25, max 50 points
|Totals||2 credits: 1150 points
3 credits: 1650 points
|A 93-100%||2 credits: 930 or more points
3 credits: 1395 or more points
|Dominates the Material|
|A- 90-93%||2 credits: 900-929 points
3 credits: 1350-1394 points
|Masters the Material|
|B+ 87-90%||2 credits: 870-899 points
3 credits: 1305-1349 points
with Flashes of Stellar Work
|B 83-87%||2 credits: 830-869 points
3 credits: 1245-1304 points
|B- 80-83%||2 credits: 800-829 points
3 credits: 1200-1244 points
|Aptitude for the Subject|
|Less than 80%
|2 credits: below 800 points
3 credits: below 1200 points
|Weak for Graduate Work|