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Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester 2022
Unit Code HI6032
Unit Title Leveraging IT for Business Advantage
Assessment Type Group Assignment
Assessment Title Group Presentation
Purpose of the assessment (with
ULO Mapping) Each group will be allocated a topic and will prepare a presentation to discuss the topic associated issues and trends.
1. Critically evaluate how technology can enable an organisation’s core business processes and support the strategic goals.
2. Analyse and comprehend the issues that arise with the acquisition and adoption of technology and recommend possible solutions.
3. Critically evaluate the ways in which information technology can contribute to organisational innovation, efficiency and overall corporate performance.
4. Critically analyse and evaluate the key issues, challenges and opportunities associated with the latest developments in Information Systems.
Weight 25% of the total assessments (2 components)
Total Marks 25
Word limit See details below
Due Date Sessions throughout semester as assigned
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Blackboard by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using Harvard style.
Assignment 2 Group Presentation
This assessment item relates to the unit learning outcomes as in the Unit of Study Guide. This assessment is designed to enhance students skills in cooperation in a group environment on critically analyzing and evaluating key issues and challenges in recent IS technologies and how they can be acquired and contribute to business core processes. The assessment helps develop presentation skills.
For this assignment students will be divided into small groups (the size will depend on class size), and each group will be given a specific technology/ topic to research. Each group will then be required to prepare a presentation on this topic and present it to the class during a designated tutorial period and answer questions from the audience associated with their presentation.
The presentations will be scheduled throughout the semester from weeks 3 to 12. The number of presentations per week and the timing will depend on the student enrollment and the number of groups. As the presentations are scheduled throughout the semester, by necessity, some groups will be first and have less preparation time for their research and practice. This will be taken into account in the grading within the first couple of weeks.
Additionally, if this unit of study is running in block mode (compressed mode) then time will be further limited. Thus conditions may change depending on the mode. In standard mode, student may be given latitude to form their own groups, however in compressed mode, groups may be randomly assigned as there will be little time before the first presentations are due.
Once the group's presentation date is assigned, the group must prepare a set of slides for the presentation, and the group will make the presentation on the date assigned.
Points to Note:
• The assignment is worth 25% of the assessment divided into the two components
? The presentation 15%
? The presentation slides 10%
• Each member of the group should take part in the presentation
• The presentation should be for approximately 20 minutes
• Students should be prepared to answer questions
• The presentation slides are due for submission on the Friday of the week of the presentation
For the presentation, grades will be awarded for the clarity of the presentation, the quality of the presentation, length and the ability of the group to answer questions on the topic awarded. If a group member does not take part in the presentation they cannot be awarded any grades for this component.
For the presentation slides submitted, grades will be awarded on the quality of the slides, quality of the content, the referencing of the content, and the informative nature of the content.
Note on Group Work:
As this is a group assignment, by default all members of the group will receive the same grade. However, this is assuming that all members of the group contribute equally. If during the course of the assignment a group member is not contributing their fair share of work, for whatever reason, the group should contact their unit coordinator or tutor as soon as possible. Arrangements will then be made to grade each member differently based on input to the project. If the group is satisfied with the level of input from each member, then there is no need to contact the unit coordinator or tutor. In the absence of any advice from the group members on such matters, all members will receive the same final grade.
It may be possible that the unit coordinator or tutor will decide to grade the group members differently based on their own observations of contact, file sharing and messaging within the group folder.
Submission Guidelines
Your submission document should be a single word or pdf document containing your report.
All submissions are to be submitted through the safeAssign facility in Blackboard. Submission boxes linked to SafeAssign will be set up in the Units Blackboard Shell. Assignments not submitted through these submission links will not be considered.
Submissions must be made by the due date and time (which will be in the session detailed above) and determined by your unit coordinator. Submissions made after the due date and time will be penalized per day late (including weekend days) according to Holmes Institute policies.
The SafeAssign similarity score will be used in determining the level, if any, of plagiarism. SafeAssign will check conference web-sites, Journal articles, the Web and your own class members submissions for plagiarism. You can see your SafeAssign similarity score (or match) when you submit your assignment to the appropriate drop-box. If this is a concern you will have a chance to change your assignment and resubmit. However, resubmission is only allowed prior to the submission due date and time. After the due date and time have elapsed your assignment will be graded as late. Submitted assignments that indicate a high level of plagiarism will be penalized according to the Holmes Academic Misconduct policy, there will be no exceptions. Thus, plan early and submit early to take advantage of the resubmission feature. You can make multiple submissions, but please remember we only see the last submission, and the date and time you submitted will be taken from that submission.
Assessment Design – Adapted Harvard Referencing:
Holmes will be implementing as a pilot program a revised Harvard approach to referencing. The following guidelines apply:
1. Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources which provide full text access to the source’s content for lecturers and markers.
2. The Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of the essay and titled: References.
3. It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged alphabetically A-Z by author surname. In addition, it MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of the cited reference source.
For example;
P Hawking, B McCarthy, A Stein (2004), Second Wave ERP Education, Journal of Information Systems Education, Fall,
4. All assignments will require additional in-text reference details which will consist of the surname of the author/authors or name of the authoring body, year of publication, page number of contents, paragraph where the content can be found.
For example;
“The company decided to implement a enterprise wide data warehouse business intelligence strategies (Hawking et al, 2004, p3(4)).”
Non-Adherence to Referencing Guidelines
Where students do not follow the above guidelines:
1. Students who submit assignments which do not comply with the guidelines will be asked to resubmit their assignments.
2. Late penalties will apply, as per the Student Handbook each day, after the student/s have been notified of the resubmission requirements.
3. Students who comply with guidelines and the citations are “fake” will be reported for academic misconduct.
Academic Integrity
Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Sills link on Blackboard.
Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.
Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches
Plagiarism Reproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.
Collusion Working with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorised.
Copying Reproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offence.
Impersonation Falsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else to present as oneself, in an in-person examination.
Contract cheating Contracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or other manner of payment.
Data fabrication and falsification Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.
Source: INQAAHE, 2020