Information Systems in Organizations

MIS 2101.001 – Carey O’Donnell – Spring 2018

Welcome to MIS2101

Welcome to MIS2101, Information Systems in Organizations.  We will not be using Blackboard for this class.  Instead we’ll be using this site which is hosted by Community.MIS.Temple.Edu.  This site is built on WordPress, a world class open-source blogging tool.  As part of completing the assignments in MIS2101 you will gain some experience with WordPress and other technologies.

Unlike most intro courses, this course has no required textbook.  The traditional textbook has been replaced by a collection of readings and videos that are freely available over the Internet.  Another way you will find this class very different than most classes you will take at any university is that this class is “activity based”.  With this type of class there is far less traditional lecture.  We will used the time that is freed up from lectures to complete in-class activities that help students develop a deeper and more genuine understanding of the material that is discussed during our class discussions.

On this site you will find all of the required course materials including the syllabus, links to the assigned readings, links to assigned videos, assignments and access to your grades for the course.  In addition announcements will be made in class and/or on this site so it is important that you check this site regularly for announcements.

Exam 3 Review Session

Hi class,

Our Diamond Peer Andrea will be hosting a review session for Exam 3 on Wednesday, 4/25 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, in Speakman Hall Room 213. I highly recommend attending to get more practice with the case studies, swimlane diagrams, and ERDs.


Exam 2 Review Session

Our Diamond Peer Andrea will be hosting a review session for Exam 2 on Wednesday, 03/21 from 5:30-6:30 PM in Alter 603! 

Please use this time to ask any questions about the slide decks, readings, or your practice case study.

Your second exam is during class on Monday, 3/26.

Learn IT #1 Helpful Tips

Hi class — 

I hope everyone is working hard on your digital identities and e-Portfolios. I wanted to address a few common questions we have been getting:

  • For this assignment, you are only completing parts 1-4. You will do Part 5 at the end of the semester.
  • Be sure that your screenshots include your name! This is important for all assignments. We must be able to identify that the screenshot is of your account or you will not receive credit.
  • You should have multiple pages on your e-Portfolio, not just a homepage. This should include your resume and other pages that highlight you as a student and professional! Include your involvement in SPOs, hobbies outside of school, volunteer work, etc. Have fun with it!

Your iT/A’s e-Portfolios are linked to their names on the About page of this site. Feel free to look around their’s and other student’s portfolios for inspiration (Non-MIS majors: refer to Marlea’s e-Portfolio for a format similar to the one you are using).

Exam 1 Review Session

The MIS Department has scheduled a review session for the first mid-term exam (Exam 1) for February 14th from 4:00-5:00pm in Alter 602.

This would be a very valuable way to spend an hour, to practice Swim Lane Diagrams and ERD’s, as well as to review the topics covered to date. You will be able to ask questions of the Peer Leaders and iT/A’s at the review session.