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MIS303 Professional Ethics

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ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and TitleMIS303 Professional Ethics
AssessmentEssay
Individual/GroupIndividual
Length 750 words (+/-10%) 
Learning OutcomesThe Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful completion of the task below include: a) Identify and explain how codes of ethics directly impact professional practice and behaviour in the IS profession
SubmissionDue by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 2.2.
Weighting25%
Total Marks100

Task Summary

Write an essay applying your knowledge of professional ethics, traditional theories in ethics (as covered in Module 1), understanding and managing ethical issues that arise in business, and the relationship between culture and professional ethics.

Context

In Modules 1 and 2, you learnt about issues related to professional ethics in the information systems (IS) industry. You also learnt about traditional theories related to professional ethics and its relationship with culture. You will now have an opportunity to debate and explore the application of these concepts to professional ethics in Information System Industry.

Task Instructions

Write a 750-word essay on the topic provided by your learning facilitator

Please refer to the Assessment Rubric to ensure you address all the assessment criteria.

Suggested Essay Format

Introduction (75-100 words)

  • Provide background information regarding the topic. Body (450-550 words)
  • Discuss and analyse the topic provided to you by the learning facilitator. Conclusion (75-100 words)
  • Provide a conclusion of your critical analysis. Link the conclusion back to the body and introduction.

References

Referencing

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

Submission Instructions

Please submit ONE Word document (.doc or .docx) via the Assessment 1 section found in the main navigation menu of the MIS303 Blackboard site.

Academic Integrity Declaration

I declare that except where I have referenced, the work I am submitting for this assessment task is my own work. I have read and am aware of Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure viewable online at http://www.torrens.edu.au/policies-and-forms

I am aware that I need to keep a copy of all submitted material and their drafts, and I will do so accordingly.

Assessment Rubric

Assessment QuestionsFail 0-49%Pass 50-64%Credit 65-74%Distinction 75-84%High Distinction 85-100%
            Objectivity 10%Discussion in the essay is subjective/one- sided. Unable to demonstrate an understanding of how to discuss the topic objectivelyDiscussion in the essay demonstrates some objectivity, but is still largely subjective Some attempts made to present an objective discussion, but predominantly presents subjective opinions throughoutDiscussion in the essay largely objective, but can still show more depth Demonstrates some ability to discuss the topic objectively, however the discussion is lacking in depth and is often subjectiveDiscussion in the essay is objective and balanced Demonstrates the ability to discuss the topic in a balanced and objective mannerDemonstrates the ability to objectively discuss professional ethics in the information systems industry in a balanced and in-depth manner.
    Focus of the Essay 10%The discussion is unfocused and unclearDemonstrates some ability to apply focus to the discussion, but often lacks clarity and balanceDemonstrates some ability to apply focus to the discussion, but often lacks clarity and balanceDemonstrates an advanced ability to apply focus and balance throughout the discussionDemonstrates an expert ability to apply focus and balance throughout the discussion
  Analytical skill 10%Does not understand the given topicHas hardly analysed the given topicDemonstrates a proficient ability to analyse the topicDemonstrates an advanced ability to analyse the topic confidentlyDemonstrates an expert ability to confidently and critically analyse the topic
Evidence of knowledge of the subjectThe content of the essay indicates that self-studyThe content of the essay indicates that some selfThe content of the essay indicates that self-study andThe content of the essay indicates that self-study andThe content of the essay indicates that self-study and learning

10%and/or learning activities have not been completed Limited or no knowledge of the topicstudy and/or learning activities have been completed Demonstrates basic knowledge of the topiclearning activities have been completed Demonstrates adequate knowledge of the topiclearning activities have been completed Demonstrates advanced knowledge of the topicactivities have been completed Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of the topic and has applied this knowledge in the writing of the essay
  Presentation of Arguments 15%Argument is not clearArgument is stated, but is basic and not explainedArgument is stated and is adequately explainedArgument is clearly stated and is thoughtful and well explainedArgument is clearly stated and is thoughtful, complex, and thoroughly explained
    Presentation of Conclusion 15%Viewpoint is not explained, and the conclusion is not relevant to the topicAttempts to explain viewpoint and make the conclusion relevant to the topicViewpoint is adequately explained, and the conclusion is relevant to the topicViewpoint is proficiently explained, and the conclusion is relevant to the topicViewpoint is comprehensively explained, and the conclusion is relevant to the topic
        Structure of the Essay 5%Essay does not adhere to the given format Essay does not have introduction, body paragraph and conclusionEssay barely adheres to the given format Essay has introduction and conclusion. Body paragraphs are not clearEssay largely adheres to the given format Essay has an introduction, body paragraph and conclusionEssay adheres to the given format Essay has a clear introduction, conclusion and at least two body paragraphsEssay completely adheres to the given format Essay has a clear introduction, conclusion and at least two body paragraphs. Paragraphs have topic sentences. Conclusion clearly summarises the point of the essay
Effective Communication (Written)Specialised language andCommunicates in a readable mannerCommunicates in a coherent andCommunicates coherently AccuratelyCommunicates eloquently. Expresses
15%terminology are rarely or inaccurately employed Meaning is repeatedly obscured by errors in the communication of ideas, including errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuationAttempts to employ specialised language and terminology with accuracy Meaning is sometimes difficult to follow. Information, arguments, and evidence are sequenced in a way that is not always clear and logical Some errors are evident in spelling, grammar and/or punctuationreadable manner Accurately employs specialised language and terminology Meaning is easy to follow. Information, arguments, and evidence are sequenced clearly and logically. Occasional minor errors in spelling, grammar and/or punctuationemploys a wide range of specialised language and terminology. Engages audience interest. Information, arguments, and evidence are sequenced in a way that is clear and persuasive Spelling, grammar and/or punctuation are free from errorsmeaning coherently, concisely, and creatively. Discerningly selects and precisely employs a wide range of specialised language and terminology. Engages and sustains audience’s interest. Information, arguments, and evidence are insightful, persuasive, and expertly presented Spelling, grammar, and punctuation a
      Referencing 10%There is no use of external resources Demonstrates inconsistent use of relevant resources APA referencing is omitted or inadequately addressedThere is some use of external resources APA referencing is omitted or is basic with frequent or repeated errorsThere is use of external resources APA referencing is adequate, with occasional errorsThere is adequate use of external resources and references have been given Applies APA referencing techniques with no errorsThere is good use of external resources and references have been given Applies APA referencing techniques with no errors
The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO a)a)  Identify and explain how codes of ethics directly impact professional practice and behaviour in the IS profession