Denmark, Aarhus

Mobile Information Systems and Technology

when 4 July 2011 - 22 July 2011
duration 3 weeks
credits 5 ECTS

Information systems are central to the operations, management, and competitive position of all organizations. Today, however, these systems are changing dramatically with the ever increasing use of mobile technology that allows users to interact with the systems anyplace and anytime. This course introduces information systems and technology but with an emphasis on the use of mobile devices and applications in these systems. The overall objective of this course is to prepare the students to be informed users of mobile information systems in their personal and work lives. Course offered by Department of Business studies, Aarhus School of Business, AU.

Course leader

Robert Nickerson, San Francisco State University

Target group

No previous background in information systems and technology, either fixed or mobile, is required for this course. The course only assumes that the students are familiar with personal computers and mobile phones from an end-user perspective, and that the students are comfortable using the internet and the web. The course includes lectures covering fundamental concepts about information systems and technology. The course does not require any technical expertise in information technology. Some optional technical topics are presented for those students who are interested but an understanding of these topics is not required for the project or exam.

Course aim

Upon completing this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe from an end-user’s perspective the fundamental information technology used in enterprise information systems
2. Describe in a general way the technology used in mobile information systems
3. List common mobile applications
4. Explain the characteristics that distinguish mobile application from fixed applications
5. Explain the characteristics and functions of mobile commerce and distinguish it from fixed electronic commerce
6. Explain the functions, components, and common types of enterprise information systems
7. Describe how mobility impacts common enterprise information systems
8. Describe the process of developing mobile applications and information systems
9. Identify security concerns in mobile information systems
10. Speculate on the future of wireless and mobility

Fee info

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