This course addresses emerging technologies, how they evolve, and how to identify them. Topics covered in the course include accuracy of past forecasts and how to improve them, international perspectives on emerging technologies, future organizational and customer trends, and forecasting methodologies. It further explores human characteristics and their impacts on developing human-centered information systems. Finally, emerging trends in human interaction with mobile applications, internet applications, social networking technology, cloud computing, and stand-alone applications will be explored.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of emerging technologies in the IT sector, including social media. Additionally, this course explores the human aspects and characteristics of technology; specifically, this course explores how humans interact with computer systems. This course provides the student with a foundation for recognizing emerging technologies and for designing HCI and GUI systems that are useful in a business setting.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Integrate biblical principles within developing technologies.
- Classify emerging developments in management information systems.
- Critique methodology used to construct trends in business technologies.
- Diagram historical technology forecasts and outcomes.
- Design an application using justifiable human-computer action theory.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to write a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 500 words and must demonstrate course-related knowledge. Each thread must contain at least 2 citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads and each reply must be 150 words. Each reply must also contain at least 2 citations in current APA format. Acceptable references or sources include the textbooks, the Bible, and peer-reviewed journal articles.
Emerging Technologies Assignments (3)
The student will write three 5-page research-based papers in current APA format each focusing on emerging technologies. Title pages and reference pages do not count toward the page requirement. The papers must include at least 5 peer-reviewed references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.
Emerging Technologies Draft Assignments (3)
The Emerging Technologies Draft Assignments will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. These assignments will allow students to submit a draft of the final submission and make any necessary edits prior to submitting the final assignment.
Course Project Phase Assignments (6)
The course project will assess the student’s ability to solve a complex Information System (IS) problem/challenge in an IS context of his/her interest. A specific focus of the project will be placed on Human Computer Interaction (HCI). In addition to HCI, this course project will assist the student in preparation for the MSIS capstone course. The course project consists of 6 phases/assignments: Project Proposal, Literature Review, Research Questions (RQ) / Scope / Business Case / Charter, WBS with Costs, Wireframe / Storyboard / Prototype / GUI, and Testing & Deployment.
Course Project Phase Draft Assignments (3)
The Course Project Draft Assignments will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool. These assignments will allow students to submit a draft of the final submission and make any necessary edits prior to submitting the final assignment.