- Class Number 7359
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Yingnan Shi
- Devin Clementi
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
This course covers issues relating to the management of information and communication technology (ICT), important ICT infrastructure and systems, ICT strategic planning and the governance of ICT. Students will critically analyse and present ICT management issues in class.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify how Digital Transformation impacts corporate strategies (Remember & Ask);
- Classify different forms of Digital Disruption (Understand & Ask);
- Choose appropriate concepts and theories for developing business models (Apply & Acquire);
- Gauge the role information technology and the World Wide Web play in transforming business models and recognize its social and ethical implications (Analyse & Appraise);
- Compare all types of relevant evidence towards finding an appropriate business model on the Web for a disrupted organisation (Evaluate & Aggregate);
- Design an appropriate business model for an organisation that addresses the disrupted environment and design the change process required to arrive at the new business model (Create & Assess).
Lectures will be in dual-delivery, i.e., F2F and streamed through ZOOM. Recordings are made available on Echo360 and Wattle. Tutorials will be carried out both face-to face and online synchronously and recorded through ZOOM.
This course has weekly readings that mix research and industry publications that cover both theoretical concepts and practical application of the content. The assignments provide the opportunity for students to apply research skills in an area of their choosing.
Additional Course Costs
No additional costs are expected from this course.
Examination Material or equipment
The final exam will be an open-book take-home exam. It will be held during ANU formal end-of-semester examination period. The final examination forms part of the assessment requirements for this course. Further advice will be provided by End of Week 2.
Students are strongly encouraged to carefully read the weekly reading materials provided on Wattle from Week 1 onwards.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Digital Transformation||No tutorials in Week 1|
|4||Big Data Analytics|
|5||Analysing your business model||Online Quiz opens on Wednesday 4:00pm and closes on Friday 4:00pm|
|6||Re-engineering your business model|
|7||Digital Business Models – Part I: Traditional e-Commerce|
|8||Digital Business Models – Part II: Mass Mobile Customisation||Individual Assignment due on Friday 11:59pm|
|9||Re-engineering your business processes|
|10||The Internet of Everywhere and its boundaries||Group project presentation due on Friday 11:59pm|
|11||Leveraging Crowd-sourced data and its privacy implications||Group Assignment due on Friday 11:59pm|
|12||The Future of X|
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
This course has tutorials or tutorial-like teaching activities. Further details about the structure and teaching activities for this course will be available on the course Wattle site at the start of O-Week.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Wattle Quiz||10 %||24/08/2022||02/09/2022||1,2,3|
|Individual Assignment||25 %||30/09/2022||14/10/2022||1,2,3,4|
|Group Project Presentation||5 %||14/10/2022||28/10/2022||4|
|Group Project Report||20 %||21/10/2022||28/10/2022||4,5,6|
|Final Open book Take home Examination||40 %||*||01/12/2022||1,2,3,4,5,6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Attendance at and participation in all classes is expected.
Examination information will be available closer to the examination period at https://exams.anu.edu.au/timetable/.
Links to exam practice and the open-book take-home final exam will be posted on Wattle. Specifically, the link to the exam practice will be posted by the end of Week 10, and exact time of posting the link to the final exam will be scheduled by ANU exams.
Further advice will be provided by end of Week 12.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
Open date: Week 5, Wednesday 04:00pm (online through Wattle)
Close date: Week 5, Friday 04:00pm
Feedback: After the quiz closes on Week 5, Friday, 04:00pm
Length: 20 MCQs in 20 minutes
Assessment type: Individual
Description: Open book MCQ that assesses knowledge of the foundations, frameworks and models of information communication technologies, strategy development and digital transformation that are covered in Week 1-4.
Marking Criteria: The MCQ assess students’:
- knowledge of strategy development frameworks, industry environment analysis models and the difference between traditional and digital strategies;
- ability to distinguish disruptive innovation from sustaining innovation;
- ability to distinguish between traditional data management principles and big data analytics;
- and an understanding of the foundations, frameworks and models of information management and cloud computing.
Late submissions are not allowed on this assessment task.
Feedback and comments will be provided in class following the quiz
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Due: Week 8, Friday, 11:59pm via Turnitin on the course Wattle site
Feedback: End of Week 10
Maximum length: max 2,500 words (any portion in excess of the word limit will not be marked)
Assessment type: Individual
Description: In this assignment, you will chart several growth options for a digital transformation strategy for an organisation or business unit of your choosing.
First, you will perform a strategic analysis of the environment the company is operating in, analyse its business model and identify areas of the business model that are potentially disrupted by the use of new technology. You will then identify a set of alternative growth options (minimum 2, maximum 4) that chart a course to position the company in the future environment and how to grow in the areas of disruption to create value (i.e. grow profitably in a competitive environment).
You have the choice of using any organisation, including an organisation you have previously been or are currently working for.
For this assignment, you want to generate and evaluate growth options for using digital technologies and strategies that expand your organisation’s products or services offering and/or expand its business into new markets.
Your analysis of the growth options should include specific recommendations about which growth option is the most attractive, in terms of its economic logic based on: (a) an analysis of the attractiveness of the growth options through a competitive analysis (e.g. using Porter’s Five Forces), (b) identification of synergies with the existing business activities through leveraging resources and capabilities (from your business model analysis), (c) an identification and analysis of the risks of the growth option and ways to mitigate these risks.
One suggestion in coming up with your growth options is to engage in some design thinking and then winnow down your list of options to the 2-4 that you are including in your analysis.
The assignment will develop students’ skills and capabilities to:
- analyse a business’s current environment and potential external threats to its business model;
- propose a set of growth options, analyse their benefits and dis-benefits and their economic logic (without the explicit need to develop their NPV);
- evaluate the options and recommend the one that can create the most value for the organisation.
Marking Criteria: to be provided no later than Week 4. More information about this assignment will be released on Wattle.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 4
Group Project Presentation
Due: Week 10, Friday, 11:59pm via Turnitin on the course Wattle site
Feedback: End of Week 12
Length: 10-15 minute group presentation. Time limits will be strictly enforced.
Assessment type: Group
Description: Each team is required to present their business case using a recorded presentation in PowerPoint or any other video capture software. The business case may not be finalized at the time of the presentation, but the presentation should cover the business case itself, the growth option, and if already known the implementation strategy.
Groups will be formed by the course convenor before the End of Week 6. Each group will have 4-6 members based on the tutorial enrolment. Each group member needs to present. More information about this assessment will be released at least two weeks before the due date on Wattle.
Marking Criteria: Presentations will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Content is organized, consistent and accurate;
- Effective use is made of presentations aids, with professional design of PowerPoint (or other slide presentation software) slides;
- Presentation style is effective, with audience engagement, creativity, confidence and appropriate length and pace;
- Questions are answered well.
Late submission would not be allowed on this assessment task
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 4,5,6
Group Project Report
Due: Week 11, Friday, 11:59pm via Turnitin on the course Wattle site
Feedback: End of Week 12
Maximum length: max 4,000 words (any portion in excess of the word limit will not be marked)
Assessment type: Group
Description: This assignment requires students to work in the same groups as in Assessment Task 3 to develop a business case report for one of the growth options proposed in the individual assignment of a chosen team member.
The project will develop students’ skills and capabilities to:
- analyse a business’s current business model and its economic logic;
- propose a growth option, analyse its benefits, dis-benefits, costs, risks, stakeholder impact, issues, and develop its economic logic;
- propose an implementation plan to develop the growth option.
Marking Criteria: More information about this assignment will be released in class and a marking rubric will be provided on Wattle, at least two weeks before due date. Statements of individual contributions will be required.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Final Open book Take home Examination
Due: Final Examination Period via Turnitin
Feedback: After the release of results on 30 June 2022
Length: 15 minutes reading + 2 hours examination
Assessment type: Individual
Description: The final exam will be an open book take-home exam that is released through Wattle and submitted via Turnitin on Wattle. The exam will be held during ANU formal end-of-semester examination period and will be scheduled by ANU Exam. Students are required to be available for the entirety of the ANU final examination period.
Late submissions are not allowed on this assessment task.
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