CQUniversity Unit Profile
COIT20250 Emerging Technologies in E-Business
Emerging Technologies in E-Business
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General Information

Overview

The business world has been witnessing the digital revolution since the beginning of the 1990s. The latest developments in digital technologies are going to result in another wave of transformations which will change how a business is operated and managed. Business organisations that fail to undergo digital transformation will not be able to keep pace with changing customer expectations and remain competitive. The objective of this unit is to provide you with an overview of emerging digital technologies such as IoT, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence that would impact business organisations. The unit will help you obtain a better understanding of these emerging digital technologies with underlying designs, working principles, functions, and capabilities. You will also have an opportunity to critically analyse the emerging technologies, their utilities, impacts, advantages and disadvantages, and current and future applications in e-business.

Details

Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Group Discussion
Weighting: 40%
2. Presentation
Weighting: 20%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation Feedback

Feedback

Mahara is not suitable for the portfolio assessment in its current format.

Recommendation

Students will be allowed to write portfolios in a Microsoft Word document rather than using Mahara.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation Feedback

Feedback

For each lecture, the content of the lecture slides is too much.

Recommendation

The number of slides in each lecture will be cut down to less than 40.

Feedback from Unit Evaluation Feedback and self-reflection

Feedback

Decline in the 'Have your say' student evaluation response rate.

Recommendation

Actions will be taken to improve student evaluation response rate to over 50%. The students will be informed about the significance of the 'Have your say' student evaluation and reminded on a regular basis to complete the evaluation survey.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Illustrate recent developments in disruptive digital technologies that will transform future businesses
  2. Evaluate underlying designs, working principles, functions, and capabilities of the emerging digital technologies
  3. Apply technical research skills to critically evaluate future impact of emerging digital technologies on e-business
  4. Use emerging digital technologies to solve current and forthcoming e-business problems
  5. Work independently and contribute as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is adopted by organisations, governments and individuals in many countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the MYSFIA tool (https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html) to build a skills profile.

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 7:
  • Emerging Technology Monitoring (EMRG)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Group Discussion - 40%
2 - Presentation - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Group Discussion - 40%
2 - Presentation - 20%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Salahuddin Azad Unit Coordinator
s.azad@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 09 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to e-Business and Emerging Technologies


Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 16 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Overview of Industry 4.0

Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 23 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to IoT and Edge Computing

Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 30 Mar 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to Blockchain Technologies

Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 06 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Introduction to AI and Deep Learning

Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 13 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Enjoy the break!



Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 20 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Cognitive Security Techniques

Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 27 Apr 2020

Module/Topic

Applications of IoT and Edge Computing in e-Business

Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 04 May 2020

Module/Topic

Applications of Blockchain in e-Business

Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 11 May 2020

Module/Topic

Applications of AI and Deep Learning in e-Business

Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 18 May 2020

Module/Topic

Conversational Computing

Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Group Presentation Due: Week 10 Thursday (21 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 25 May 2020

Module/Topic

Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS)

Chapter

Supplementary resources

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 01 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Review Lecture

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Individual Case Study Due: Week 12 Thursday (4 June 2020) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 08 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 15 Jun 2020

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Email: s.azad@cqu.edu.au, Telephone: (03) 9616 0680 Office: Level 6, 120 Spencer Street, Melbourne.
If you have any queries, please email me and I will get back to you within one business day or so. For an individual discussion, please ring me during business hours (or leave a message if I am not in and I will return your call as soon as possible).

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Discussion

Assessment Title
Group Discussions

Task Description

Group discussions will take place in the Week 4-8 tutorials. You will form groups (of five members) and carry out a brief research on a given emerging technology and illustrate how the technology has evolved, its underlying designs, working principles, functions, and capabilities. You will analyse the emerging technology, its utilities, impacts, advantages and disadvantages, and current and future applications in e-business. Each group will present their findings at the end of each tutorial session and submit their findings as a Word file to the Moodle unit site before leaving the classroom.

The detailed assessment specification will be made available in the Moodle unit website.


Assessment Due Date

As per schedule


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (22 May 2020)


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed based on your ability to demonstrate understanding of the emerging digital technologies, critically evaluate their future impacts, and work as a team member.

The detailed marking criteria will be made available in the Moodle unit website.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Illustrate recent developments in disruptive digital technologies that will transform future businesses
  • Evaluate underlying designs, working principles, functions, and capabilities of the emerging digital technologies
  • Apply technical research skills to critically evaluate future impact of emerging digital technologies on e-business
  • Work independently and contribute as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

2 Presentation

Assessment Title
Group Presentation

Task Description

You will form groups (of five members) and each group will choose a business use case. You will then choose one or more emerging technologies to address the use case. You will describe how the chosen emerging technology(ies) fits into the use case and details of how the technology(ies) would address the requirements of the use case. You will also evaluate the benefits and ramifications (if any) of using these emerging technologies.

The detailed assessment specification will be made available in the Moodle unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Thursday (21 May 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Thursday (4 June 2020)

Within two weeks of submission


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed based on your ability to use emerging digital technologies to solve current and forthcoming e-business problems, and work as a team member.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Use emerging digital technologies to solve current and forthcoming e-business problems
  • Work independently and contribute as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Individual Case Study

Task Description

This is an individual assessment. Each student will analyse a given case study and identify the issues arising from the case study. Based on the issues found in the case study, you will identify a number of use cases. You will then choose a number of emerging digital technologies that can be leveraged to address those use cases.You will write a report illustrating how these emerging technologies would address the requirements of the chosen use cases.

In the main body of the report, you will include the following topics.

  1. A background study of the chosen emerging technologies
  2. A brief description of the capabilities, future potentials and applications of the chosen emerging technologies in e-business
  3. An illustration of how the chosen emerging technologies would fit into the use cases
  4. Details of how these technologies would address the requirements of the use cases

The detailed assessment specification will be made available in the Moodle unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Thursday (4 June 2020) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

On the day of Certification of Grades


Weighting
40%

Assessment Criteria

You will be assessed based on your ability to demonstrate understanding of the emerging digital technologies, critically evaluate their future impacts, and use those technologies to solve current and forthcoming e-business problems.

The detailed marking criteria will be made available in the Moodle unit website.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Evaluate underlying designs, working principles, functions, and capabilities of the emerging digital technologies
  • Apply technical research skills to critically evaluate future impact of emerging digital technologies on e-business
  • Use emerging digital technologies to solve current and forthcoming e-business problems


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?