CFPBUS003 – Introduction to Information Technology
London School of Commerce
In association with the University of Suffolk
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|Module Title:||CFPBUS003 – Introduction to Information Technology|
|Module Leader:||Chandranna Rayadurg|
|Assignment title:||Individual Report|
|Date given out:||5th October 2020|
|Submission date:|| 21st December 2020
|Eligible for late submission (3 working days, with penalty)?||Yes|
|Method of submission:||||Online only||Online and paper copy|
|Special instructions for submission (if any):|
|Date for results and feedback:|
|Employability skills assessed:|
|Learning outcomes assessed:||Included in the assignment tasks|
|Referencing:||In the main body of your submission you must give credit to authors on whose research your work is based. Append to your submission a reference list that indicates the books, articles, etc. that you have read or quoted in order to complete this assignment (e.g. for books: surname of author and initials, year of publication, title of book, edition, publisher: place of publication).|
||Please include the following statement on the title page of the submitted assignment, followed by your name: I declare that this assignment is all my own work and that I have acknowledged all materials used from the published or unpublished works of other people. All references have been duly cited.|
Assessment: Individual Report (2000 – 3000 words)
Information technology (IT), its applications and services to businesses in the commercial world are an essential requirement to survive and succeed. IT has an important role in all walks of life, especially during the current pandemic. IT is now more essential than ever before, and it also increases productivity of a company with efficiency of saving effort, time and money.
Select an organisation in the retail sector, for example Tesco, Sports Direct etc and conduct desk and/or Internet research on the organisation, together with an analysis of relevant academic books and journals to:
- identify the role of IT in the success or failure of a business,
- find ethical and social issues associated with running businesses,
- identify and differentiate between different types of networking technologies,
- discuss the importance of Internet and Intranet in a business,
- list and explain the different stage of system development life cycle. Please note this may not be revenant to the selected business, however, you must provide a generic answer.
Support your analysis with a discussion of the potential benefits and drawbacks of your chosen company investing in Information Technology.
This assessment addresses:
LO1 – Understand and use frequently used Computing terminologies
LO2 – Understand ethical and social issues associated with Technology
LO3 – Differentiate between types of networks
LO4 – Appreciate the growth in ICT and use of the Internet and its effects on business
LO5 – Understand the role of Information Technology in Management
LO6 – Understand the different stages of systems development
- It is expected that you use current peer-reviewed journals and articles to ensure that you have an in-depth understanding of your topic particularly for the Literature Review.
- There must be sufficient linkage between theory and practice.
- Harvard style of references should be used.
Ensure that the report has the following structure and contains the details outlined:
- Title Page
- Table of contents
- Literature review
- Analysis and discussion
- Reference List
2000 – 3000 words.
|Formatting and Report|
Please note the following when completing your written assignment:
- Writing: Written in English in an appropriate business/academic style
- Focus: Focus only on the tasks set in the assignment.
- Length: 2000 – 3000 words.
- Formatting: Typed in Times New Roman or Garamond font 12 and pages numbered.
- Document format: Report
- Ensure a clear title, course, and Student ID number, word count is on a cover sheet and a references list using Harvard referencing style throughout is also provided.
Research: Research should use reliable and relevant sources of information e.g. academic books and journals that have been peer reviewed. At least SIX references must be provided.
INDICATIVE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (for reference)
|An outstanding Distinction||90 – 100||Work which fulfils all the criteria of the grade below, but at an exceptional standard.|
|A very strong distinction||80 – 89||Work of distinguished quality which is based on a rigorous and broad knowledge base, and demonstrating sustained ability to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and interpret concepts, principles and data within field of study, using defined principles, techniques and/or standard formats and applications. This will form the basis for the development of sound arguments and judgements appropriate to the field of study/ assessment task. There will be strong evidence of competence across a range of specialised skills, using them to plan, develop and evaluate problem solving strategies, and of the capability to operate autonomously and self-evaluate with guidance in varied structured contexts. Outputs will be communicated effectively, accurately and reliably.|
|A clear Distinction||71 – 79||Work of very good quality which displays most but not all of the criteria for the grade above.|
|A Distinction||70||Work of highly commendable quality which clearly fulfils the criteria for the grade below, but shows a greater degree of capability in relevant intellectual/subject/key skills.|
|A very strong Merit||67 – 69||Work of commendable quality based on a strong factual/conceptual knowledge base for the field of study, including an assured grasp of concepts and principles, together with effective deployment of skills relevant to the discipline and assessment task. There will be clear evidence of analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application, and the ability to work effectively within defined guidelines to meet defined objectives. There will be consistent evidence of capability in all relevant subject based and key skills, including the ability to self-evaluate and work autonomously under guidance and to use effectively specified standard techniques in appropriate contexts.|
|A strong merit||64 – 66||Work of good quality which contains most, but not all of the characteristics of the grade above.|
|A clear Merit||61 – 63||Work which clearly fulfils all the criteria of the grade below, but shows a greater degree of capability in relevant intellectual/subject/key skills.|
|Merit||60||Work of sound quality based on a firm factual/ conceptual knowledge base for the field of study, demonstrating a good grasp of relevant principles/concepts, together with the ability to organise and communicate effectively. The work may be rather standard, but will be mostly accurate and provide some evidence of the ability to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply standard methods/techniques, under guidance. There will be no serious omissions or inaccuracies. There will be good evidence of ability to take responsibility for own learning, to operate with limited autonomy in predictable defined contexts, selecting and using relevant techniques, and to demonstrate competence in relevant key skills.|
|A very strong Pass||55 – 59||Work of capable quality which contains some of the characteristics of grade above.|
|A strong Pass||50 – 54||Work of satisfactory quality demonstrating a reliable knowledge base and evidence of developed key skills and/or subject based skills, but containing limited evidence of analysis, synthesis, evaluation or application.|
|A Pass||41 – 49||Work of broadly satisfactory quality covering adequately the factual and/or conceptual knowledge base of the field of study and appropriately presented and organised, but is primarily descriptive or derivative, with only occasional evidence of analysis, synthesis, evaluation or application. There may be some misunderstanding of key concepts/principles and limitations in the ability to select relevant material or techniques and/or in communication or other relevant skills, so that the work may include some errors, omissions or irrelevancies. There will be evidence of ability to operate with limited autonomy in predictable defined contexts, using standard techniques, and to meet threshold standards in relevant key skills.|
|A bare Pass||40||Work of bare pass standard demonstrating some familiarity with and grasp of a factual/conceptual knowledge base for the field of study, together with evidence of some ability to employ specialist skills to solve problems within area of study, but only just meeting threshold standards in e.g. evaluation and interpretation of data and information, reasoning and soundness of judgment, communication, application, or quality of outputs. Work may be characterised by some significant errors, omissions or problems, but there will be sufficient evidence of development and competence to operate in specified contexts taking responsibility for the nature and quality of outputs.|
|A marginal Fail||30 – 39||Work which indicates some evidence of engagement with area of study in relation to acquisition of knowledge and understanding of concepts and principles, and of specialist skills, but which is essentially misinterpreted, and misapplied and/or contains some significant omission or misunderstanding, or otherwise just fails to meet threshold standards in e.g. communication, application or quality of outputs.|
|A Fail||20 – 29||Work that falls well short of the threshold standards in relation to one or more area of knowledge, intellectual, subject based or key skills. It may address the assessment task to some extent, or include evidence of successful engagement with some of the subject matter, but such satisfactory characteristics will be clearly outweighed by major deficiencies across remaining areas.|
|A comprehensive Fail||0 – 19||Work of poor quality which is based on only minimal understanding, application or effort. It will offer only very limited evidence of familiarity with knowledge or skills appropriate to the field of study or task and/or demonstrate inadequate capability in key skills essential to the task concerned.|
|Non-submission/Nil attempt||0||Nothing, or nothing of merit, presented.|
|1st Class (70%+)||2.1 (60-69%)||2.2 (50-59%)||3rd Class (40-49%)|
| Understand and use frequently used Computing terminologies
||A comprehensive range of computing terminologies have been understood in various contexts like individual and business||A wide range of computing terminologies have been understood in various contexts like individual and business||Above average range of computing terminologies have been understood in contexts like individual and business.||Basic computing terminologies have been understood in various contexts like individual and business|
|Understand ethical and social issues associated with Technology||Excellent understanding of ethical and social issues associated with technology Clear awareness of challenges and limitations associated with ethics and social issues.||Extensive understanding of ethical and social issues associated with technology Clear awareness of challenges and limitations associated with ethics and social issues.||Understanding is accurate with a good awareness of the social and ethical issues.||Evidence of basic understanding of the relevant social and ethical issues|
|Differentiate between types of networks||Extensive networks and network types that are used in various business contexts have been understood comprehensively.||A wide range of networks and network types that are used in various business contexts have been understood comprehensively.||Evidence of good understanding of different networks and their types
||Basic understanding in several contexts is evident.|
|Appreciate the growth in ITC and use of the Internet and its effects on business||Information and Communication Technology and the Internet and their uses/applications have been understood extensively.||A very good understanding of a range Internet usage and its applications and their effects are evident in various contexts.
||A good understanding of a range Internet usage and its applications are evident in various contexts.
||An adequate awareness and mostly appropriate applications of Internet, ITC are evident .
|Understand the role of Information Technology in management||Role played by the Information Technology in management has been understood comprehensively and thoroughly in various contexts.||Role played by the Information Technology in management has been understood thoroughly in several contexts.||A good understanding of role played by the Information Technology in management has been understood in many contexts.||A basic understanding of role played by the Information Technology in management has been understood in many contexts.|
|Understand the different stages of systems development||Comprehensive stages of system development and how they are applied have been understood extensively.||A wide range of stages of system development and how they are applied have been understood thoroughly.||A good understanding of different stages of system development and how they are applied have been understood in several contexts.||An adequate understanding of different stages of system development and how they are applied have been understood in many contexts is evident|