Assessment Task – Tutorial Questions
Unit Code: HC1041
Unit Name: IT for Business
Assignment: Tutorial Questions
Due: 5:30pm 16th October 2020
Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in this unit
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed.:
1. Evaluate and justify theoretical and practical knowledge of information technology in a business context
2. Analyze information technology issues in a business environment and provide solutions to these issues using their knowledge of information technology and practical techniques in a
3. Understand the ICT profession in information technology
4. Communicate using effective oral and written communication tools, act in a professional manner
5. Review and describe the major privacy, legal, ethical and societal issues with respect to managing digital information and information systems
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of difficulty. The tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder, for each week, on Blackboard. The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial question for weeks 2 to 11 inclusive and submit these answers in a single document.
The questions to be answered are;
Question 1: Week 2 Question 2 (1.2 × 5 = 6 marks)
Describe how five career areas can benefit from computer systems.
Question 2: Week 4 Question 3 (1.6 × 5 = 8 marks)
Considering a new chain of shoe stores. The marketing department of the corporation would like to know the customers and their preferences. What questions would you ask before developing an IS for data collection and analysis? Please list five questions.
Question 3: Week 7 Question 2 (2 × 3 = 6 marks)
List three jobs in which working from home is infeasible. Explain why remote work doesn’t work for everyone.
Question 4: Week 9 Question 1 (3 + 3 = 6 marks)
If you were giving advice to a business on using social media, what would you list as advantages and disadvantages?
Question 5: Week 10 Question 1 (2 × 3 = 6 marks)
Give three examples of cultural imperialism. Why do you think your examples reflect cultural imperialism?
Question 6: Week 11 Question 1 (2 × 4 = 8 marks)
What is a geographic information system (GIS)? What purpose does it server? Name the two major elements that are combined to make up a GIS.
The assignment has to be submitted via Blackboard. Each student will be permitted one submission to Blackboard only. Each student needs to ensure that the document submitted is the correct one.
Holmes Institute is committed to ensuring and upholding Academic Integrity, as Academic Integrity is integral to maintaining academic quality and the reputation of Holmes’ graduates. Accordingly, all assessment tasks need to comply with academic integrity guidelines. Table 1 identifies the six categories of Academic Integrity breaches. If you have any questions about Academic Integrity issues related to your assessment tasks, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines and support resources. Many of these resources can also be found through the Study Skills link on Blackboard.
Academic Integrity breaches are a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from deduction of marks, failure of the assessment task or unit involved, suspension of course enrolment, or cancellation of course enrolment.
Table 1: Six categories of Academic Integrity breaches
Plagiarism Reproducing the work of someone else without attribution. When a student submits their own work on multiple occasions this is known as self-plagiarism.
Collusion Working with one or more other individuals to complete an assignment, in a way that is not authorised.
Copying Reproducing and submitting the work of another student, with or without their knowledge. If a student fails to take reasonable precautions to prevent their own original work from being copied, this may also be considered an offence.
Impersonation Falsely presenting oneself, or engaging someone else to present as oneself, in an in-person examination.
Contract cheating Contracting a third party to complete an assessment task, generally in exchange for money or other manner of payment.
falsification and Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false conclusions, including manipulating images.
Source: INQAAHE, 2020
If any words or ideas used the assignment submission do not represent your original words or ideas, you must cite all relevant sources and make clear the extent to which such sources were used.
In addition, written assignments that are similar or identical to those of another student is also a violation of the Holmes Institute’s Academic Conduct and Integrity policy. The consequence for a violation of this policy can incur a range of penalties varying from a 50% penalty through suspension of enrolment. The penalty would be dependent on the extent of academic misconduct and your history of academic misconduct issues.
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For further information and additional learning resources please refer to your Discussion Board for the unit.