BUS216 Innovation and New Technology

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 2, Semester 2
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: BUS102 Introduction to IT
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week

Unit description 

This unit provides an understanding of innovation and emerging information technologies with an emphasis on web, Internet and mobile technologies and how they impact on our personal, social, and professional lives. This unit also examines issues and challenges related to innovation and emerging technologies.

Unit learning outcomes (ULO)   

  On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:
ULO1 Explain emerging mobile technology concepts and areas.
ULO2 Investigate the reasons behind successful technological innovations.
ULO3 Identify the factors that drive the adoption of technological innovations by individuals, organisations, and society.
ULO4 Describe how to take advantage of opportunities through emerging technologies, and explain the factors that influence how relevant an emerging technology will be in the long run.
ULO5 Analyse emerging technologies in computer science.

Topics to be included in the unit

1. Communication and emerging technology: an overview
2. Major emerging information technologies (I): web development
3. Major emerging information technologies (II): social networking technologies /online productivity suites
4. Major emerging information technologies (III): computer networking
5. Major emerging information technologies (IV): mobile technologies
6. Major emerging information technologies (V):  game technologies
7. Main issues and challenges
8. Advantages: facilitating collaboration/ facilitating learning
9. Privacy and intellectual property
10. Assessing and collecting data
11. Evaluating and analysing results
12. Making decisions and recommendations


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Individual Assignment 20% 12
Assessment 2: Group Assignment 20% 8
Assessment 3: Final Exam 60% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.