Emerging Technologies For Transformation

Subject ISYS20005 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 x one hour lecture per week; 1 x one hour seminar per week; 1 x one hour tutorial/practical session per week
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Prerequisites: One of
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Not offered in 2011

Plus at least 75 first year level points.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Subject Overview:

Since the early days of computerisation, ICT has influenced the nature of work and organisations. As ICT moves 'out of the office' and 'off the desktop', new ways of working are enabled, providing opportunities for innovation and even the radical transformation of work.

This subject will examine the complex interplay between new ways of working (e.g. mobile and remote work, time shifting, teleworking) and innovative ICT (e.g. pervasive and ubiquitous technologies) that enable such transformation.

Students will develop the necessary technical skills to design, implement and evaluate the individual and business benefits of a prototype application. In addition, students will be exposed to various forms and uses of such new technologies.


Upon completion of this subject, students should:

  • have an understanding of information and communication technologies (ICTs) that can transform the nature of work and organisations.
  • be familiar with theoretical concepts such as individual technology acceptance models, critical mass theory, business value and social perspectives on technology.
  • be familiar with several approaches, frameworks and taxonomies that can guide the application and evaluation of transformative ICT in individual, organisational and societal contexts.

Ongoing assessment of project work throughout the semester: group work of up to 5000 words (20%) and individual work of up to 2000 words (20%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (60%). Satisfactory completion of both project work and the examination is necessary to pass the subject.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

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Generic Skills:

Students should acquire a range of generic skills which include:

  • high level of development: critical thinking; use of computer software.
  • moderate level of development: oral communication; written communication; application of theory to practice.

Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an Internet-enabled computer.

Related Breadth Track(s): Information Systems B
Information Systems A
Information Technology in Organisations

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