IS Strategy and Innovation

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Students who successfully complete this Unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate and apply models and techniques to analyze the strategic
contribution of Information Systems to an organization.
2. Critically appraise the business value of Information Systems and formulate
strategies and plans to meet business requirements.
3. Analyze internal and external dimensions of Information Systems strategic
planning by applying appropriate theories and models.
Purpose of the
assessment (with
ULO Mapping)
Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1 2022
Unit Code HI6036
Unit Title IS Strategy and Innovation
Assessment Type Individual Assignment
Assessment Title Assessment 1, Weekly Reading Critique, Class Contribution
Weight 25% of the total assessments
Total Marks 25%
Word limit NA
Due Date Weekly, from Session 2 – Session 11
Submission
Guidelines
AllworkmustbesubmittedonBlackboardbytheduedatealongwithacompleted
Assignment Cover Page.
TheassignmentmustbeinMSWordformat,1.5spacing,11-ptCalibri(Body)font and2cm
marginsonallfoursidesofyourpagewithappropriatesectionheadings.
Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end
in a reference list using Harvard referencing style.

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Academic Integrity
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 Sills 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.
Data fabrication and
falsification
Manipulating or inventing data with the intent of supporting false
conclusions, including manipulating images.

Source: INQAAHE, 2020
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Assessment Design – Adapted Harvard Referencing
Holmes has been implementing as a pilot program using a revised/adapted Harvard approach to
referencing. The following guidelines apply:
Reference sources in assignments are limited to sources that provide full-text access to the source’s
content for lecturers and markers.
The Reference list should be located on a separate page at the end of the essay and titled: References.
It should include the details of all the in-text citations, arranged alphabetically A-Z by author
surname
. In addition, it MUST include a hyperlink to the full text of the cited reference source.
For example;
P Hawking, B McCarthy, A Stein (2004), Second Wave ERP Education,
Journal of Information Systems
Education
, Fall, http://jise.org/Volume15/n3/JISEv15n3p327.pdf
All assignments will require additional in-text reference details, which will consist of the surname of
the author/authors or name of the authoring body, year of publication, page number of content, the
paragraph where the content can be found.
For example;
“The company decided to implement a enterprise wide data warehouse business intelligence
strategies (Hawking et al, 2004, p3(4)).”
Non-Adherence to Referencing Guidelines
Where students do not follow the above guidelines:
1. Students who submit assignments that do not comply with the referencing guidelines will receive
a 10% penalty
.
2. Students who submit assignments in which the citations are “fake” will be reported for academic
misconduct.

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Assignment Description:
A set of readings and/or videos are available to students in Assessment 1 folder for each session. Each
student is required to complete a
one-page overview of some aspect of the reading. This could be a
summary or a general discussion of key points. The ‘one-pager’ should be submitted by the end of
each week. Every report has
2.5 mark and the total will be 10 reports with the total of 25 marks. Late
submissions penalties will apply for overdue submissions.
REPORT STRUCTURE:
1. Introduction
– State an introduction of the case.
2. Discussion – A summary or a general discussion of key points and the reading’s
highlights.
3. Conclusion – Summarise your findings, consolidating and drawing attention to the
main points of the report.
4. References. (cite here the references you have used in your report)
PLEASE NOTE:
All assignments must be submitted electronically ONLY, uploaded to Blackboard
and Submission of SafeAssign. Submission deadlines are strictly enforced and a late
submission incurs penalties.
DO NOT SHARE YOUR ASSIGNMENT WITH OTHER STUDENTS under no
circumstances even after the deadline and after you submitted it in the Blackboard or
even after you have marked. If there will be any similarity detected by SafeAssign or
the marker, it is an academic misconduct case and
BOTH of the students will get
ZERO and will be reported to the institution for further investigation.

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Marking Rubrics

Grades Excellent Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Presentation
%10
Professional
presentation with
excellent writing
skills- 8-10
Professional
presentation with
good writing skills
6 – 8
Professional
presentation and
well written
4-6
Poor presentation
0 – 4
Evaluation Quality
%10
Assessed critically
in depth and
suggested excellent
strategies logically
and presented in
very convincing
manner
8-10
Assessed well and
suggested strategies
logically and
presented in well
6 – 8
Assessed and
suggested
strategies
4-6
Argument is
confused and
disjointed.
0 – 4
Discussion
%60
Demonstrated
excellent
ability to think
critically and
sourced
reference
material
appropriately
50- 60
Demonstrate
d ability to
think critically
and sourced
reference
material
appropriately
40 – 50
Demonstrated
ability to think
critically and
did not source
reference
material
appropriately
30 – 40
Did not
demonstrate
ability to think
critically and did
not source
reference material
appropriately
0 – 30
Conclusion
%10
Logic is clear
and easy to
follow with
strong
arguments
8-10
Mostly
consistent
logical and
convincing
6 – 8
Adequate
cohesion and
conviction
4-6
Argument is
confused and
disjointed
0 – 4
Harvard or IEEE
Reference style
%10
Clear styles
with excellent
source of
references.
8-10
Generally
good
referencing
style
6 – 8
Sometimes
clear
referencing
style
0 – 4
Lacks consistency
with many errors
0 – 4

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