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Introduction to Computer- Based Information Systems Summer 2005 (CRN 50291), MW 7:40 -- 10:25, CS100 Instructor: Jack G. Zheng Course Introduction June.

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1 Introduction to Computer- Based Information Systems Summer 2005 (CRN 50291), MW 7: :25, CS100 Instructor: Jack G. Zheng Course Introduction June 13 th 2005

2 2 Agenda Checking attendance (and self-introduction) To officially register the class, you have to show up in the first class Overview of this course About the content How the course is organized My teaching and my expectations

3 3 Self Introduction About myself PhD Chengdu, CN Developer Collecting, sports, computer games, cats About you …

4 4 About This Course

5 5 What is Information Systems? Information Systems (IS) Management Information Systems (MIS) Computer Information Systems (CIS) Information Management Business Information Systems Information Science Information Technology Informatics Information Resources Management Information Technology Resources Management … John T. Gorgone et al. "IS 2002 Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems",

6 6 What is Information Systems? A broad survey of many topics in the field of Information Systems What is this field about? Society Organization Person (Business) Systems/Applications System Development Information Technology

7 7 Course Content and Schedule* Phase 1 Ch.1 Information Age Ch.2 Strategic and Competitive Opp. XLM A. Hardware and Software XLM B. WWW and Internet Test 1 Phase 2 DB Ch.1 Introduction to DB DB Ch. 2 Rational Model DB Ch.4 +Ch.5 Database Design Ch. 3 Database and Data Warehouse DB Ch. 3 SQL Test 2Test 3 Ch.4 Decision Support and AI Ch.5 Electronic Commerce Ch.6 Systems Development Phase 3 Ch.7 IT Infrastructure Ch.8 Protecting People and Information Ch.9 Emerging Technologies and Trends Phase 4 Final Textbooks Haag (2003), Management Information Systems for the information Age, (5th edition) Database book: a customized book for the database section * Refer to the handout; check online schedule for updates

8 8 Why This Course? To understand the role of information technology in today's business and social environment To understand common concepts and practices in the information systems field To apply the knowledge to analyze information systems and common business problems To build and use small databases to solve business problems

9 9 Course Organization Organized consistently across all sections Prerequisite (recommended) Basic computer proficiency Technology account and Internet access Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Access (database), WinZip, PDF Reader WebCT

10 10 WebCT WebCT (http://webct.gsu.edu) is used for:http://webct.gsu.edu All course related information Assignments submission Grading Students discussion Lets go to WebCT … Make sure you can sign in correctly

11 11 Teaching Teaching beliefs Teaching and learning is interactive Learning by participating and experiencing Expectations Before the class read the textbook scan lecture slides, additional readings and other materials posted In the classroom come to the class, on time bring the textbook, and database files (phase 2) After the class self-study

12 12 Lecture Coverage Issues Covered by the TextbookIssues Not Covered by the Textbook Lecture Self-study

13 13 Communication In-class communication is most effective and efficient Office Hour Wednesdays 2:00 to 4:00PM (RCB 910H) !! (directly to this account) Begin with CIS2010: in the subject line WebCT

14 14 Before the Break Final exam (8/6 12:30PM) Conflict? Athletes? Assignment Complete the questionnaire (the first assignment) and submit it now


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