Course Title: The Global Network

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: The Global Network

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ISYS1186

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014

ISYS1186

City Campus

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017

ISYS1187

Singapore Inst of Management

Postgraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Offsh 3 07,
Offsh 3 11

ISYS2081

City Campus

Undergraduate

620H Business IT and Logistics

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Huan Vo -Tran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1699

Course Coordinator Email: huan.vo-tran@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course aims to provide you with the opportunity to explore the impact that global communication technology has on business and social change. Issues associated with both the wired Internet as well as the wireless (mobile) network are explored. Electronic and mobile business development is a key focus to the course. However be aware that a wide range of issues or applications will be explored, so the course is a bit of a ‘scatter’ approach to how wired and wireless technology is being used.

This class will be held in a device-equipped teaching space. Each student group will have access to a laptop. It is however recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus both in and outside class times.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the conclusion of this course, you gain or improve the following capabilities: 

  • Information Literacy - You will research the impact that changing global technology has on business development, information management development or on broader society changes
  • Information Technology Practice - You will explore, track and evaluate changing trends in global technology
  • Socially and Culturally Responsible Practice - You will examine the impact of technology on social changes within a global environment
  • Interpersonal and Communication Practice - You will continue to develop group communication skills and presentation skills


At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
 

  • Evaluate critically current trends in Internet and mobile communication technologies and services
  • Evaluate and review trends in business use of mobile communication and social media
  • Apply evaluation processes to emerging communication technology
  • Understand the global and national environment within which the Internet and mobile communication operates, and be able to make informed judgments regarding the likely development path of the network


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures will introduce a number of issues and topics associated with the digital communication. Activities will then allow you to critically analyse some of these trends. Group discussions will provide the opportunity for you to share your ideas and to debate the use of emerging technology for business communication or information access. Your active and constructive participation in group discussions is expected. While a minimum attendance standard is not compulsory in this course, you will find that regular class attendance is needed to achieve the necessary standard to pass this course.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. You will be expected to use library resources, especially the electronic databases, to support your research for the course.  Lectures and weekly activities are available online through myRMIT.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course is on the basis of the satisfactory completion of a set of assignments that allow you to explore current and emerging global communication issues. Assessment types may include case study investigation, technology investigations, self directed research report, tutorial activities and reflective analysis. Some of these assessment tasks may be completed in groups.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program director or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT university assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document Assessment Policies and Procedures manual. The 1.2.4 Assessment Charter section of this document summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.