Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours per week |
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Students who are enrolled in the two year 200 point Master of Information Systems must have completed 50 points of study to enrol in this subject.
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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 Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Martin Gibbs
In this subject students examine the implications of the digitisation of data, information, and communications on organisations and society. Students will investigate how digitisation affects individuals, organisations, and society with associated security, compliance, legal and regulatory considerations. These implications are also examined in regard to ethical questions around information privacy, accessibility, ownership, and accuracy.
Topics covered may include the impact of new and emerging information products and services on social networks, on privacy, censorship and content control, information security, intellectual property, citizenship, and other aspects of organisational and daily life.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 1, 2 and 3 are addressed in all assessment components.
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There are no prescribed texts for this subject.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
|Links to further information:||http://www.cis.unimelb.edu.au|
Learning and Teaching Methods
The subject is delivered in a 3 hour classes with each class containing a lecture, seminar discussion and student presentations.
Indicative Key Learning Resources
Students will have access to lecture notes and lecture slides. The subject LMS site also contains links to recommended literature and other resources.
The IT industry is a large and steadily growing industry. Critical understanding of the implication of digitisation for individuals, organisations and society is crucial for responsible professional practice in the IT industry.
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