technology and organizations
Ten percent of the grade for this class will come from a report that displays your understanding of the role of technology and the organization
We often do not realize what we have learned until after due deliberation. Writing a module report provides you an opportunity to reflect on the readings and lectures, and reading the reports you write provides me a chance to assess to what extent you have met the learning objectives.
impact of technology on organizations and information
We have wandered around the topic of the impact of technology and information, but haven't settled on any particular understanding. Let's use this final report to do just that.
You all have lots of experience with new technologies and some experience working within organizations. Using the blog posting Schumpeter: Techno wars as a starting point, argue either that pessimism is overblown, or that optimism is mistaken. Use your own experiences using and incorporating technology into your lives and work to inform your discussion.
Now, just to make it more interesting, create your report as a blog posting on our class blog.
Use your group logo as part of your blog posting.
And, importantly, each group members voice must be heard in the posting, so write the posting as a series of paragraphs in which the author of the paragraph is identified.
Due by: 2359 hours on Monday, 24 April 2017
|Grade||What it means||What I will be looking for|
|A||Mastery in understanding the organizational perspective in terms of culture, structure, and leadership at the highest level of attainment that can reasonably be expected||Well written with no grammatical errors, well-articulated discussion of the topic; it shows evidence of your having absorbed all of the key points of the organizational module, and that you described them in such quality that one could expect you to teach the module and that every group member's voice is heard.|
|A-||A totally acceptable performance demonstrating an adequate level of understanding the technology in these three contexts||An insightful discussion of the topic, with no grammatical errors. It is extremely good, but leaves the reader feeling that your understanding of the issues is perhaps a bit less than professionally sophisticated, in terms of depth of analysis. This will call for each member of the group to ensure that their contribution elevates the overall level of group discourse.|
|B+||Really good, but perhaps a bit shallower in terms of your understanding one or more of the contexts; you may have a few grammatical issues in your writing; you may not have used relevant examples to explain your points; you may not have fully addressed all the elements requested; and it doesn't read as if every group member's voice is heard clearly|
|B||Good, but perhaps a bit shallower in terms of your understanding several variants of the three contexts; you may have several grammatical issues in your writing; you may not have used relevant examples to explain your points; you may not have fully addressed all the elements requested; you did not use terminology that we discussed in the module sessions; and it doesn't read as if every group member had a definite input|
|B-||Good, but not as good as it could have been; you may not have fully addressed all the elements requested|
|C+||A marginal performance demonstrating a minimal passing level||OK, in terms of grasping the essentials, but not good in terms of articulating your understanding in a manner that is easy to read and appreciate|
|C||You seem to understand the essential points of the module, but you did not articulate your understanding well enough to do more than the minimum|
|C-||It's time to start wondering if you missed something important, if you misunderstood the task, if you did not understand the key elements|
|D+||This is a warning that you are not currently on the right path; you might need to have a discussion with the instructor about this performance|
|D||There are indications that you were present and that you sort of grasped what we had discussed, but missed the key points to such a degree that you really need to re-group and catch up|
|F||For whatever reasons an unacceptable performance||If it's unacceptable, it is unacceptable; it should be as obvious to you as it is to the instructor|