Information Management
Course code
IFI7023.DT
old course code
IFI7023
Course title in Estonian
Infokäitluse alused
Course title in English
Information Management
ECTS credits
4.0
approximate amount of contact lessons
20
Teaching semester
autumn
Assessment form
Examination
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Course deals with a number of important theoretical views on organizational information management, IT solutions and information systems. Emphasis is on the theories that are currently discussed among professionals and academics of the field. The objectives in particular are: (1) To develop the skill of deeper analysis and understanding of information systems (and information management situation in general) in organizational context; (2) to get acquianted with several contemporary theories of importance for information management (structuration theory, theories of knowledge generation, a.o.); (3) to establish the habit of working with professional and academic literature on information management (online full text article databases).
Brief description of the course
Improvement-oriented strategies. Rational, technocratic theories. Typological theories. Business-oriented theories (incl Alter’s work systems theory). Theories coming from organization theory (structuration theory). Sociological theories (actor network theory). Semiotic theories (Lotman). Evolutionary views on information management systems. Science fiction and futurology. On building theories. Examples of theory and analytic development.
Learning outcomes in the course
Student:
Has good knowledge of a number of theories (from various fields), that are used to explain and improve information management in organizational context;
Has gained ability to start modeling and theory development aimed to solve organization’s information management problems – and bring that activity to successful result;
Has established access and habit to current professional and academic level information management related literature.
Assessment methods
Exam.
Teacher
lekt Priit Parmakson
Study literature
- Hirschheim, Klein (2012) A Short and Glorious History of the
Information Systems Field. Journal of the Association for
Information Systems, 4.
- Kümme valitud artiklit erialaajakirjadest. Õppejõud annab ette
nimekirja, kuid üliõpilasel on valiku ja ka oma ettepanekute
tegemise võimalus.
Lähem teave õppematerjalis:
http://www.tlu.ee/~priitp/IKT/7023.html.
Additional information
Eksamile pääsemise eelduseks on individuaalse lugemisplaani
kohase lugemiskonspekti (vt iseseisva töö nõuded) esitamine epostiga
õppejõule vähemalt paar-kolm päeva enne eksami päeva.
Kontaktõppes osalemist eeldatakse.
Replacement literature
Üliõpilane valib läbitöötatava kirjanduse etteantud kirjanduse nimekirjast; Võimalik ja isegi soovitav on üliõpilase enda leitud kirjandus, kuid see peab vastama nõuetele.