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 The traditional textbook has been replaced by a collection of readings and videos that are freely available over the Internet.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.
For anyone needing help with their MaxLabs assignment, there is a Help Desk schedule and locations where you can get technical support. Here is the schedule this week:
The first mid-term exam will be given this Tuesday night. We will have a short review of the sample case study that was assigned as homework, and then we will take the exam. It is a 25 question exam (multiple choice & True/False), that will cover the follwing:
- There are 13 questions covering the readings and slides (General Knowledge)
- There is a short Case Study narrative and two questions on Decision Trees
- There are 10 questions covering a Case Study narrative addressing both a swim lane diagram and ERD. There are 5 questions for each one (10 total).
Cover the readings, review the class slides, and complete the sample Case Study…and I think that is a good strategy for preparing for the exam.
I will see everyone on Tuesday at 5:30.
Thanks, Carey O’Donnell
This section has 3 iT/A’s, who are high-performing students who are help to help you with any issues, questions, or problems you may have during the semester. Each student in class will be assigned to one of these iT/A’s; you will be receiving an email from your assigned iT/A shortly.
You will be given instructions by your assigned iT/A on how to submit out of class assignments electronically going forward.
The iT/A’s are:
Hana (Lead iT/A): firstname.lastname@example.org
Hana – Wed, Fri 10:00 AM-12:00PM
Rhea – Mon, Wed 2:00PM-3:30PM; Tue 1:00PM-2:30PM
Bridget – Thu 3:30PM-6:30PM
Location: Spk 207
You are welcome to any sessions above.