Module leader: Dr Muhammad Haque
Assignment No. and type: CW1 Individual 2000-Words Written Report
Assessment weighting: 60%
Target feedback time and date: 3 weeks after submission deadlines
Students are required to choose an appropriate technological topic relating to digital and new technologies identified and discussed in the lecture series and write a 2,000-word report review on the themes, trends and arguments emerging about that topic. The topic must be agreed with lecturer before detailed research on it has begun.
The review should use theories and models set out in the course content and other referenced source material, and course material, and include critical discussion of these from those sources.
The report should include:
Section 1: Your chosen technological topic (Appx 1000 words)
a. Why you deem this topic to be of importance?
b. How has this topic developed?
c. A detailed description of the technology used in this topic and what it is used for.
d. What technological platforms and software are used in the topic?
e. What type of business and organisation uses the technology?
f. How is it used as a business tool and is this effective? (you may link this to particular industry/sector/profession)
Section 2: (Appx 1000 words)
How does this relate to course content and discussion on the nature of the relationship between digital technologies and both old and newly emerging theories on business and management structures and practices?
The above question can be broken down into addressing these two questions with evidence from your chosen industry:
Q1: how the organisations in the chosen industry have understood the implications of this technology and altered what they do and how they do it.
Q2: The emergence of brand new organisations, built around digital technology, entering a sector and challenging old style organisations who have failed to grasp the significance of that technology.
This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:
LO1: Critically evaluate the role of present and future technologies in the business environment.
LO 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of digital and new technologies in an ever-changing global business environment and the challenges these present to managers.
Referencing and presentational requirements
Please reference your work according to the Harvard style as defined in Cite Them Right Online (http://www.citethemrightonline.com). This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2019) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 11
th edn. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Copies are available via the University library.
It is an individual assessment, however, since PR1 is group presentation which will be formed based on similar technological topics in CW1 either by the module leader or by group members yourselves. Therefore, you should consider choosing the topic for CW1 similar with the potential group members you want to work with in PR1.
The report should consist of 2000 words, (+or – 10%) excluding executive summary, charts, graphics or other research materials, reference list. This material should be referenced and placed into the appendix at the end of the report.
The front cover should contain:
The module name, course work reference (CW1) and your name and student ID
The date the work was completed (note this does not have to be the submission date)
The total word count
This assignment should be submitted electronically using the relevant submission point in the Upload My Assignment section on LSST Connect.