Subject Code and Title MGT609 Managing Information Systems
Assessment Assessment 3 Part B: Peer Review
Length Part B: 500 words
Learning Outcomes a) Evaluate the role and evolving nature of information systems in a variety of dynamic business environments
d) Develop information systems policy and procedures aligned to an organisation’s business objectives, professional ethical standards, and legal requirements.
Submission Part B: Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Friday of Module 6.2 (Week 12)
Weighting Part B: 10%
Total Marks 10 marks
In this Assessment, you will assume the role of a decision marker responsible for the development and review information system policies in an organisation and write a 500-word review for the policy pitch given by another student. Please refer to the Task Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
This individual assignment is designed to develop student’s capability to manage the various aspect of information systems through information systems policies. Information system policy and procedures are developed, implemented and administered to help organisations to streamline the processes in the acquisition, development, implementation and operation of information systems adopted in the organisations and mitigate potential risks pertaining to the usage of information systems. In Assessment 3 Part B you are required to critique the policy pitched by your peers (video in Part A.) You are required to apply your understanding of relevant concepts and principles and provide feedback on the policy pitched by another student.
In Part B of Assessment 3, your role is switched to a policy maker responsible for the development of policies pertaining to information systems. You will be given a policy pitch (viz. a video) and you are required to write a 500-word review for that pitch. In your review, you should provide constructive feedback for the following aspects of the pitch:
• the extent to which the pitch demonstrated a solid understanding of the basic concepts of information systems and its role in an organisation;
• the extent to which the pitch has given due deliberation on the relevant political, economic, sociocultural and technological factors;
• the extent to which the pitch is aligned with ethical, professional standard and complied with legal requirement;
• the structure of the video;
• the effectiveness of communication;
• any other aspects of the pitch that have room for improvement;
General Assessment Requirement
Incomprehensible submissions. Assessments provide the opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to achieve the required standard. To do this, assessment responses need to be both clear and easy to understand. If not, the University cannot determine that students have demonstrated their knowledge and skills. Assessments will, therefore, be marked accordingly including the potential for 0 (zero) marks where relevant.
Track changes. If you use Track Changes when writing your assessment, you must ensure that the submitted document is the final and correct version of the document. That is, if your submitted report contains Track Changes or Comments or any other editing marks it may be awarded 0 (zero) marks. It is your responsibility to submit the final and correct version of your report.
Check with marking criteria. Before submitting your assessment, you should check it against the assessment criteria and the marking rubric included in this specification to ensure that you have satisfactorily addressed all the criteria that will be used to mark your submission.
Academic language. All submissions should be thoroughly proof-read for spelling, typographical or grammatical errors before being submitted. Do not reply on the ‘spell-check’ function in your word processing program. If, for example, ‘affect’ is substituted for ‘effect’, your program may not detect the error.
Quality of recording. The recording of your policy pitch needs to be of professional quality with respect to sound clarity and video resolution.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more information on referencing here http://library.laureate.net.au/research_skills/referencing
Means of submission for Part B. Submit ONE MSWord document via the Assessment link in the main navigation menu in MGT609: Managing Information Systems.
No Zipped files. Students must NOT zip the MS Word document and the video file or submit it as one single zip/compressed file.
Complete and correct submission. Assessment, once submitted, are FINAL and therefore cannot be modified. You bear all the onus to ensure that your submissions are final, correct (correct files in correct format) and complete before submitting to Blackboard.
The Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal. Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
Learning Rubric: Assessment 3B Peer Review
Assessment Attributes Fail (Unacceptable) 0-49% Pass
(Functional) 50-64% Credit
75 -84% High Distinction
Knowledge and understanding
30% Limited understanding of required concepts and knowledge
Key components of the assignment are not addressed. Knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline.
Resembles a recall or summary of key ideas.
Often confuses assertion of personal opinion with information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials. Thorough knowledge or understanding of the field or discipline/s. Supports personal opinion and information substantiated by evidence from the research/course materials.
Demonstrates a capacity to explain and apply relevant concepts. Highly developed understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Well demonstrated capacity
to explain and apply relevant concepts. A sophisticated understanding of the field or discipline/s.
Systematically and critically discriminates between assertion of personal opinion and information substantiated by robust evidence from the research/course materials and extended reading.
Mastery of concepts and application to new situations/further learning.
Content, Audience and
30% Demonstrates no awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment. Demonstrates limited awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment Demonstrates consistent awareness of context and/or purpose of the assignment. Demonstrates an advanced and integrated understanding of context and/or purpose of the assignment. Consistently demonstrates a systematic and critical understanding of context and purpose of the assignment.
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40% Difficult to understand for audience, no logical/clear structure, poor flow of ideas, argument lacks supporting evidence.
Audience cannot follow the line of reasoning. Information, arguments and evidence are presented in a way that is not always clear and logical.
Line of reasoning is often difficult to follow. Information, arguments and evidence are well presented, mostly clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Line of reasoning is easy to follow. Information, arguments and evidence are very well presented; the presentation is logical, clear and well supported by evidence.
Demonstrates cultural sensitivity. Expertly presented; the presentation is logical, persuasive, and well supported by evidence, demonstrating a clear flow of ideas and arguments.
Demonstrates high levels of cultural sensitivity
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