MIS203 - Making Sense of Information

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MIS102
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

For students commencing courses M300, M307, D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366 or D388 from T1 2016: MIS171

For students in any other course: Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: MIS102
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class and 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

11 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) + 3 X 1 hour online seminar

Content

Our world is now a world of information. On the one hand this makes many things easier, fun or even possible but on the other it can cause us to be overloaded with information and distracted by our constant connections. In this unit we look at how we might manage better and use information and connections in business, at work and in everyday life.

The unit begins by considering the changes that the digital world has made to our lives and how we live in a world immersed in information and social media. We then look at how we can search and analyse information and utilise social media for business, learning and collaboration. We then look at how information can be used to assist people but also to monitor and manage people at work and at home. Finally, we consider how to use ICT in a more secure manner.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

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