Information Systems in Organizations

MIS 2101.701 – Brian Downey – Fall 2018

Welcome to MIS2101

Welcome to MIS2101, Information Systems in Organizations.  We will not be using Canvas 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  The traditional textbook has been replaced by a collection of readings and videos that are freely available over the Internet.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.

Discussion #5

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on Nov 28, 2018. Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.  

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Here is the question:

We just got off Thanksgiving and the annual craziness around black friday (I hope those who went out shopping survived!)  As we look at the Black Friday and the ensuing holiday season, these few weeks are critical for retailers as, on average, they do about 30% of their annual business in this small window.  As we look at how companies leverage CRM systems, how could you envision CRM being used by retailers to better access their customers in this key period?  What data or pieces of information could help them more effectively reach the best audiences?

Discussion #4

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on Nov 14, 2018. Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.  

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Here is the question:

This week, we talked about disruptive innovation & how the rise of technology has completely changed many business and consumer driven actions.  What do you think was the most interesting or important technology innovation in the last few years?  Why?  What has it done to the original business model? 

Discussion #3

(Please note – we skipped Discussion #2)

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on Nov 7, 2018. Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.  

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Here is the question:

As you prepared for the exam, what is something interesting you’ve pulled from the readings that you hadn’t really thought about before taking MIS2101?

Discussion 1

Leave your response as a comment on this post by the beginning of class on 10/24/2018. Your response only needs to be about three or four sentences. These weekly questions should reinforce class discussions, readings and show some insight.  

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Here is the question:

Watch the Did You Know Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqZiIO0YI7Y  

Comment below on what you thought was the most interesting fact and why. As current or future business leaders, what skills do you think are essential  for success in the digital economy?  How do you think you will incorporate technology into your major and future career?

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