Each student will write a report of NOT more than 1500 words. The report should demonstrate that the student has thoroughly researched their topic. Students should use examples of business practice from the Internet to support theories presented in their report.
You are reminded to read the “Plagiarism” section of the course description. Your essay should be a synthesis of ideas from a variety of sources expressed in your own words.
All reports must use the APA referencing style.
Reports are to be presented in hard copy in size 12 Times New Roman Font and double spaced. Your report should include a list of at least 10 references used in the essay and a bibliography of the wider reading you have done to familiarize yourself on the topic.
Submission: Hard-copy to tutors/lecturers assignment box and electronic copy via e-mail or via moodle
Each student must select one of the topics listed below or use a topic related to the following area after approving by the lecturer:
1. Information System Architecture for Web-based Systems
2. The impact of new and emerging technologies on IT management
3. The effect of of-shoring IT on IT management techniques
4. Management Intelligent Systems for Web Services
5. Social networking services
6. Cloud services
7. Mobile services
8. Social commerce and mobile commerce
9. Friending and Social Networks
10. Smarter commerce and smarter customers
11. Enterprise Architecture in Enterprise Computing
12. Decision as a service for e-government
13. Service Intelligence for Service Engineering
In the report, you need to show significant levels of analysis and synthesis. Reports with unsupported personal opinions will be marked down, as will those that make excessive use of direct quotes (no more than 5 lines). Incorrect referencing will also be penalised.
A passing grade will be awarded to assignments adequately addressing all assessment criteria. Higher grades require better quality and more effort. For example, a minimum is set on the wider reading required. A student reading vastly more than this minimum will be better prepared to discuss the issues in depth and consequently their report is likely to be of a higher quality. So before submitting, please read through the assessment criteria very carefully.
Score | Very Good | Good | Satisfactory | Unsatisfactory | Presentation and writing style /10 marks | Information is well organized. Correct layout including times new roman, font size 12, double spaced. About the right length.Very well written, excellent paraphrasing and proper grammar and punctuation are used throughout. | Information is organized, Correct layout including times new roman, font size 12, double spaced. About the right length.Well written, some paraphrasing and proper grammar and punctuation | Information is somewhat organized, Some elements of layout or length incorrect.Proper grammar and punctuation mostly used, but overuse of direct quotes. | Information is poorly organized, Some elements of layout or length incorrect.Proper grammar and punctuation not always used. Excessive overuse of direct quotes | Introduction /15 marks | Introduces the topic of the report in an extremely engaging manner which arouses the reader's interest.Gives a detailed general background and indicates the overall "plan". | Introduces the topic of the report in an engaging manner which arouses the reader's interest.Gives a some general background and indicates the overall "plan" of the report. | Satisfactorily introduces the topic of the essay.Gives a general background.Indicates the overall "plan" of the report. | Introduces the topic of the essay, but omits a general background of the topic and/orthe overall "plan" of the report. | Evidence of Research /20 marks | Substantial range of appropriate and