Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS)

Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS)

This instrument assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):
CLOs: Maximum 25 Marks. This constitutes 25 % of the total course grade (Report = 20 Presentation =5)
Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) Question # covered in Assessment* Student score
(LO3). Utilize information technology in making business decision
20 marks
(LO2) Demonstrate effective oral communications skills
5 marks
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Group Project
Choose any four sites (depending on instructor) of the same industry from Qatar or GCC or worldwide region (preferably one from Qatar, GCC and world respectively), for example major shopping centers or any retailers that you frequent often in Qatar or GCC. Evaluate the web sites based on the criteria given below and write a report. Start your assignment with the introduction of the companies of the websites (Maximum 2 pages of introduction).
Please note: To avoid being overly influenced by appearance, you will need to take a couple of days to complete this assignment responsibly. You might want to take a look at one or more of the many sites that deal in detail with evaluation and rating of web sites.
Things to look for and think about in a web site:
? Is the title informative?
? Are any illustrations appropriate and informative rather than being distractions?
? Is the layout attractive, consistent, and easy to navigate?
? Is there a concise introduction with a summary of the site’s purpose?
? Are there multiple links from the introductory page to the main sub-topics?
? Is the text large enough to read easily and does it contrast with any background colors?
? Are the linked sub-topics developed well?
? Are the sub-topics linked in turn to other sites that provide reliable and relevant information?
? Do the links work?
? How objective is the website? Is a particular viewpoint presented in the website? If so, what is the viewpoint? If not, give evidence of how the website covers more than one viewpoint. Be sure to state what viewpoints are covered. Does the website present
? Facts
? Opinions
? Both facts and opinions
? Perhaps most importantly, in your judgment, have you learned a little or a lot of useful information from the site?
? Do you think the overall message of the site is biased or is based on opinion rather than evidence?
Note: Each group has to search different sources and add at least four evaluation criteria of web evaluation in their project (other than the above ones).
Entrepreneurship: As an entrepreneur working in a newly started business in the same industry, what will be your recommendations and major steps for new website of this company? The above analysis can be a base for your recommendations.
The Marking Criteria for Presentation: (5 Marks of total course grades)
Presentations will be in May immediately after submission of the report. (25th May, 2015), when each group will have 10 minutes to present their research followed by 5 minutes to field questions. At this presentation the group can hand in copies of the presentation. Every group member needs to present to get marks allocated for presentation part.
The Marking Criteria for the presentations is as follows:
General Appearance 10%
Introduction 10%
Smoothness of links 5%
Use of Visual Aids 10%
Use of statistical support for argument 5%
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Breadth of cover of Evaluation Criteria Adopted 50%
The holistic effectiveness of the team effort 10%
Total 100% = 5 Marks of total Course
The Marking Criteria for Reports: (20 Marks of total course grades)
Your report should do justice to your findings based on the web evaluation criteria. It should not exceed 2,500 words, including diagrammatic representation wherever appropriate, and with appendices which are relevant, not merely weighty
Marks Scale:
Total Marks: 25
Presentation: 5
Report 20
Proposal: Each group has to submit a hardcopy proposal, including the name of the group members, names of three proposed industries followed by names of four companies in each industry. For example Higher Education is a industry and Qatar University can come an organization/company under this industry. The instructor will select one industry for your group (if he likes).The instructor has the right to check the performance of different groups randomly based on the time scale of the proposal submitted by the group.
USEFUL RESOURCES FOR ADDITIONAL EVALUATION CRETERIAS:
http://libraries.dal.ca/using_the_library/evaluating_web_resources/6_criteria_for_websites.html
http://www.classzone.com/books/research_guide/page_build.cfm?content=web_eval_criteria&state=none