Assessment 1 – Emerging Technologies Analysis

MIS712 – Digital Transformation

T1, 2020

 

Assessment 1 – Emerging Technologies Analysis

(Individual Report)

 

DUE DATE AND TIME:                                    Week 5, 5 April (Sunday) 2020, 11:59 PM

PERCENTAGE OF FINAL GRADE:        10%

HURDLE DETAILS:                               Not applicable

Learning Outcome Details

Unit Learning Outcome (ULO) Graduate Learning Outcome (GLO)
ULO 1: Present an advanced integrated analysis and evaluation of potential digital transformations in written form GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO 2: Apply knowledge of key concepts relating to digital transformations to real life examples and case studies GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

 

Assessment Feedback

Students who submit their work by the due date will receive their marks and feedback on CloudDeakin at the end of Week 7, Sunday, 11:59 PM.

Description / Requirements

Overview of Assignment 1

You will take on the role of a Digital Transformation consultant and prepare a report for an organisation in which you identify three emerging technologies and they discuss their potential to drive digital transformation by analysing their impact in implementing organizations. For example, you can discuss how the implementation of Blockchain Technology impacted MAERSK process operations.

Requirements of Assignment 1

This report should be 1,500 words (excluding the references and appendices). To complete this report, you should conduct a research of existing organizations that are using or planning to use emerging technologies to transform their current operations. Below you can find a detailed description of the required sections for this report:

  • Executive Summary (~100 words): In this section, you need to briefly summarize which emerging technologies and organizational cases you have selected for this report. You should also briefly mention how these technologies helped the organizations transform their current operation.
  • Introduction (~250 words): In this section, you need to briefly explain the transformative potential of the emerging technologies and concisely discuss what are the most common aspects of the organizational operations that are impacted by these technologies.
  • Discussion (~1000 words): In this section, you need to discuss three emerging technologies and how did they influence the operations of organizations that decided to implement or are planning to implement these technologies. You can choose to either focus on (a) one organization that has implemented three different emerging technologies or (b) three organizations that each implemented one emerging technologies. Your discussion should focus on before and after effects and impacts of emerging technologies. For example, Blockchain Technology streamlined the container booking process in MAERSK that resulted in reducing the associated costs and offering more competitively priced services.
  • Conclusion (~150 words): In this section, you should conclude by stating your key conclusions about the transformative impact of emerging technologies.
  • References: References and citations showing the source of all the information in the report need to be provided (Harvard referencing style). The references used must demonstrate thorough research using quality references such as journal articles, book sections, conference papers, and industry reports with good evidence to support your arguments in the sections above. Details on referencing can be found at: http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/study-support/study-skills/handouts/ideas.php
  • Appendices: In this section, you should place figures or tables that illustrate or summarize your key points from the discussion section.

Submission Instructions

The report must be one (1) single file, named T1_year_MIS712_surname_assign1 (e.g. T1_2020_MIS712_Liang_ assign1).

You must keep a backup copy of every assignment you submit, until the marked assignment has been returned to you.  In the unlikely event that one of your assignments is misplaced, you will need to submit your backup copy.

Any work you submit may be checked by electronic or other means for the purposes of detecting collusion and/or plagiarism.

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Submit the report in the folder called T1 2020 MIS712 Assignment 1 – Emerging Technologies Analysis.

Notes

  • Penalties for late submission: The following marking penalties will apply if you submit an assessment task after the due date without an approved extension: 5% will be deducted from available marks for each day up to five days, and work that is submitted more than five days after the due date will not be marked. You will receive 0% for the task. ‘Day’ means working day for paper submissions and calendar day for electronic submissions. The Unit Chair may refuse to accept a late submission where it is unreasonable or impracticable to assess the task after the due date.
  • For more information about academic misconduct, special consideration, extensions, and assessment feedback, please refer to the document Your rights and responsibilities as a student in this Unit in the first folder next to the Unit Guide of the Resources area in the CloudDeakin unit site.
  • Building evidence of your experiences, skills and knowledge (Portfolio) – Building a portfolio that evidences your skills, knowledge and experience will provide you with a valuable tool to help you prepare for interviews and to showcase to potential employers. There are a number of tools that you can use to build a portfolio.  You are provided with cloud space through OneDrive, or through the Portfolio tool in the Cloud Unit Site, but you can use any storage repository system that you like. Remember that a Portfolio is YOUR tool. You should be able to store your assessment work, reflections, achievements and artefacts in YOUR Portfolio. Once you have completed this assessment piece, add it to your personal Portfolio to use and showcase your learning later, when applying for jobs, or further studies.  Curate your work by adding meaningful tags to your artefacts that describe what the artefact represents.

 

Rubric

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO5: Problem solving

 

GLOs N (0-29) N (30-49) P (50-59) C (60-69) D (70-79) HD (80-100)
GLO1&5

Analysis

(6 marks)

0.85 marks

 

The analysis provided in the report does not meet the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 1.7 marks)

2.35 marks

 

Report demonstrates little/no knowledge or use of emerging technologies knowledge. Little or no (relevant) research has been used to support the analysis.

 

(1.8 – 2.9 marks)

 

3.25 marks

 

Adequate discussion on the impact of the emerging technologies in a specific organizational context, but analysis is quite superficial and generic arguments are presented throughout the report. Some relevant research, but a lot more is required to support the analysis.

 

(3 – 3.5 marks)

 

3.85 marks

 

Good discussion on the impact of the emerging technologies in a specific organizational context, but analysis a little superficial and generic arguments are presented in a several places in the report. Mostly relevant research was used to support the analysis, but more such research.

 

(3.6 – 4.1 marks)

4.45 marks

 

Mostly advanced discussion on the impact of the emerging technologies in a specific organizational context, but lacks originality. Mostly advanced, detailed and relevant research was used to support the analysis.

 

(4.2 – 4.7 marks)

5.4 marks

 

Advanced discussion on the impact of the emerging technologies in a specific organizational context. Advanced, detailed and highly relevant research was used to support the analysis.

 

(4.8 – 6 marks)

GLO2 Clarity of written argument

(3 marks)

0.4 marks

 

The arguments presented in this report do not meet the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 0.8 marks)

1.15 marks

 

Inadequate argument in the report because it the argument is unclear, lacks flow and logic, and unnecessarily verbose.

 

(0.9 – 1.4 marks)

1.6 marks

 

Adequate argument in the report, but mostly lacks clarity, brevity and/or logical flow in many places.

 

(1.5 – 1.7 marks)

 

1.9 marks

 

Good argument through most of the report, but lacks clarity and brevity in a few places in the report, and/or sometimes does not flow in a logical manner.

 

(1.8 – 2.0 marks)

 

2.2 marks

 

Mostly expert (clear, concise, convincing, logical flow) argument used throughout the report.

 

(2.1 – 2.3 marks)

 

 

 

2.7 marks

 

Expert (clear, concise, convincing, logical flow) argument used throughout the report.

 

(2.4 – 3 marks)

GLO2 Presentation

(1 mark)

0.145 marks

 

The report has not been presented in a manner that meets the academic standards and requirements.

 

(0 – 0.29 marks)

0.395 marks

 

Inadequate diagrams, tables, lists, heading formats, short paragraphs, formal writing, grammar/ spelling, reference formatting and/or report structure.

 

(0.30 – 0.49 marks)

0.545 marks

 

Adequate use of diagrams, tables, lists, heading formats, short paragraphs, formal writing, grammar/ spelling, reference formatting and/or report structure.

 

(0.50 – 0.59 marks)

0.645 marks

 

Good use of diagrams, tables, lists, heading formats, short paragraphs, formal writing, grammar/ spelling, reference formatting and/or report structure.

 

(0.60 – 0.69 marks)

0.745 marks

 

Mostly expert use of diagrams, tables, lists, heading formats, short paragraphs, formal writing, grammar/ spelling, reference formatting and report structure.

 

(0.70 – 0.79 marks)

0.90 marks

 

Expert use of diagrams, tables, lists, heading formats, short paragraphs, formal writing, grammar/ spelling, reference formatting and report structure.

 

(0.80 – 1 marks)

 

 


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