Information Systems in Organizations

MIS 2101.401 – Jonathan Latko – Fall 2017

Analytics Challenge

This Sunday, October 1, the Fifth Annual Temple University QVC Analytics Challenge will open to all students across Temple University.
This year we have challenges from QVC, Pfizer and NBCUniversal.  The challenge begins on October 1 with entries due on October 31, 2017. Last year, we had over 400 students participate from six different schools and colleges.  The first place winners last year were a graphic design major from the Tyler School of Art and a Kinesiology major from the College of Public Health. 

 We will be giving out $12,000 in prizes!  MIS majors also receive points for participating! Maybe a discussion on extra credit? 

We have workshops throughout the month of October to assist the students with the challenges as well as a number of mentors that hold office hours just for this.  More information can be found at


Update 9/22

Grades are updated under the Gradebook Tab. Please make sure you log in once you get to the page to see your grade.

Refer to the rubric posted on the LEARN IT 1 Assignment page to understand the grade reference columns I have posted. 

Our 1st exam is being held on September 28th during class begining promptly at 6pm. Please be sure to be on time and bring a #2 pencil. We will not be having class after the exam. 

You should start working the MAX Homework assignments, first one is due Oct 8th. 

Week of Sept 11th

Please cover the material prior to class posted in the SCHEDULE for Week 3

Learn IT#1 Homework is due this Sunday 9/17 end of day, do not wait until Sunday to start the assignment. Remember no late assignments will be accepted so leave plenty of time.

Think about any MIS related topics you have seen in the news this week.

Week of Sept 4th

  1. Make sure you print out your course packet and bring it with you to class next week.
  2. Look under the SCHEDULE to see what material you need to cover before class for Sept 7th.
  3. Begin looking over Lean IT #1 as it will be due in a couple of weeks

Welceome to MIS2101 Fall Center City Class with Prof Latko

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.

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