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COIS11011 CP PART C
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COIS11011—Foundations of Business Computing
Assessment details for ALL students
Assessment item 2—Part B: Survey of IS Theory—Term 3 2019
Electronic submission via Moodle by 11:45 pm AEST,
Thursday, Week 10, 30 January 2020
Weighting: 20% of total unit assessment
2B Length: 2500 words (+/- 10%)
This assessment item relates to unit learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6 as listed in unit profile.
The main purpose of this assignment is to guide you through an exploration of major topics in
Information Systems (IS) to build up your knowledge, and for you to demonstrate that you
understand and can explain the basic concepts underlying IS. The use of word processing skills
is required in completing the assignment.
Part B – Theory questions
All students will complete this part, to be submitted as a word-processed document on the
Assignment Submission System available in the Moodle.
You are to research and prepare answers to all questions listed below. You may use
referenced paraphrasing, but you must always summarise your findings and conclusions in
your own words. Failure to do this will cost you marks – see marking guide.
Do not use direct quotations. Instead, you are required to research, read, understand and then
explain in your own words. Any paraphrasing from sources must be correctly referenced in-
text and in the References section, using the Harvard referencing standard.
Use a variety of web sources, journals and books (avoid using Wikipedia). It is always helpful
to read about the same topics from more than one source.
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Document layout and formatting requirements
The answers should be discussed from the third person point of view, which is standard in
academic writing. Your document must have the following sections in the order listed:
• Format - 2500 words (+/-10%) excluding title page, table of contents and references. Submit
one file in MS Word .doc or .docx format. The document must have a header and footer as
follows: in the header put your student number on the left side of the page and your name
on the right side of the page. The footer should have a page number that is centred on the
page. The header and footer should appear beginning with the body (the questions) of the
document and continue throughout the rest of the document. There should be no header or
footer on the Title page or the Table of Contents.
• Title Page - clearly setting out the title of your assessment, your name, your student ID, the
unit name, unit code and the name of the lecturer. There must be no graphics or pictures of
any kind on the title page.
• Table of Contents - auto generated using the word processor. The title page and table of
contents itself should not appear in the table of contents. The table of contents should be on
its own page.
• Body (the questions) - this is where you discuss your answers in detail, where appropriate,
headings and sub-headings should be included with the logical progression of your answers
from one idea to the next. Do not use the word 'Body' as a heading - identify words that relate
to your assessment for the heading.
Hint - you do not have to make the entire question a heading that appears in the Table of
Contents. You can use the first sentence of the question as the heading which should
appear in the table of contents. Do not attempt to shorten or to re-phrase the question,
as this runs the risk of accidentally changing the question. Marking will always be against
the original question as published in this specification.
• References - this is a list of all the books and articles you have cited in your document to
support the discussion of your answers. References are essential for supporting your
argument/discussion and making it valid. Lack of in-text references compromises value of
your findings dramatically. Use Harvard (author-date) referencing style for your in-text
citations as well as your list of references. You need to provide at least one academic quality
reference published between 2014 and 2020 for each of your answers. Do not use sources
that were published before 2014. Use of Wikipedia and other similar websites is discouraged
to use as references.
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1. Search on Web and write about three of technologies and/or issues that seem to be current
and seem to be most important to business managers. Write about a paragraph per
2. The video rental industry is fiercely competitive. Customers have their choice of renting a
movie by ordering through the mail (Netflix), or watching directly from their television
(pay-per-view or Netflix). Using Porter’s Five Forces Model (buyer power, supplier
power, threat of new entrants, threat of substitute products, and competition), evaluate the
attractiveness of entering the movie rental business. Be sure to include product
differentiation, switching costs, and loyalty programs in your analysis.
3. Search online for the article from The Atlantic: 'Is Google Making Us Stupid?’ Is Google
making us stupid? Support your answer.
4. Search the Web for recent articles on ERP implementations. How successful were these
implementations? How could problems have been avoided or overcome?
5. Why are businesses becoming so dependent on mobile applications? Provide specific
examples to support your answer.
6. Discuss three of the downsides and dangers using social media applications.
7. Define a Database Management System (DBMS). What is an entity? Differentiate between
records and attributes with example.
8. Which five Web sites do you visit most frequently? What makes you come back to these?
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• Submission is a three-stage process of (i) uploading the file(s) (ii) saving the file(s) and
then (iii) submitting the saved file(s) for marking. Please use the 'Add submission'
button in the assessment submission area of the Moodle unit website to select and upload
your file(s) for this assessment. You must then click the 'Save changes' button after
you've uploaded the file(s) to ensure they are added to your draft submission.
• Once uploaded and saved, all compatible files will be sent to Turnitin.com for
originality checking. If you wait for half an hour or so after uploading your initial draft
submission, you can return and check the Turnitin similarity report for your uploaded
file(s) to see whether you want to submit them for marking, or whether you want to
delete the file(s), revise and resubmit. For further details, please click here.
• Turnitin has a 24-hour delay in updating similarity scores for all files uploaded
after your initial draft.
• Any file(s) you have uploaded and left in draft format will be submitted automatically
for marking on the due date and time, so you need to ensure that the final version of
your submission has been uploaded by this date.
• When viewing any feedback files for your submission, it is strongly recommended you
use appropriate/compatible software applications which correctly open the type of file
provided. This will ensure that the feedback is displayed as intended.
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Marking Guide for Assignment 2 (Part A 10% + Part B 20% = 30%)
COIS11011 - Foundations of Business Computing (Term 2 2019)
PART A: Contribution and attendance in tutorials Allocated Awarded Comments
On-Campus Students: Attendance at tutorials/lectures AND
participated in class discussion.
Distance (FLEX) Students: contributed to tutorial discussions
in the Moodle unit forum.
Section Total 10 0.00
PART B1: Format compliance
Question Your Mark Max Mark
Title page 1 1 7
Header/Footer and Page numbering 1 2 7
Table of Contents (auto-generated) 1 3 7
All sources are accurately documents in Harvard format both in
the text and in the reference list.
Section Total 5 0.00 5 7
PART B2: Answers to questions 6 7
Sentence structure, punctuation, capitalisation, spelling,
Section Total 55 0.00 8 6
Scaled Sub-total (B1+B2) (Out of 20) 0.00 Total 0.00 53
Total (Out of 30) 0.00
Late Submission Penalty: No. of Days Late* 0
FINAL TOTAL 0.00
*Deduction of 1 mark per calendar day late