Brian J. Reithel, PhD, CDP
Holman Hall 253
Office Hours: by appointment.
326 Holman Hall
Office Hours: by appointment
None. We will be making extensive use of Internet-based resources.
A study of decision support systems in terms of the roles an individual assumes in developing the components of a DSS, i.e., DSS builder, intermediary and technical adviser. Included are topics in expert systems and artificial intelligence.
MAJOR OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:
The purpose of this course is to allow the student to:
- Develop an understanding of the use of DSS's in modern organizations.
- Be able to use current tools and technologies for developing distributed DSS's.
- Understand the role of intelligent agents in modern information systems.
- Create multiple information systems and user documentation using rapid prototyping techniques in a Visual Programming Environment using Microsoft FrontPage, Active Server Pages, SQL Server, and ASP.NET technologies.
- Become familiar with rapid development using pre-existing components for Internet-based applications.
- Solidify understanding of object-oriented systems analysis, design, and implementation.
- Develop the ability to uncover and use advanced reference materials via the Internet.
In addition to homework assignments, each student will complete a semester project. The project entails designing and creating a web site that the AITP National Conference could use as a registration system. Due dates will be associated with specific milestones in the project. The course late policy will apply to the project milestones. Project specifications and a timeline of the project milestones will be provided on Blackboard.
All assignments must be submitted via the Assignment's View/Complete feature of Blackboard unless otherwise specified.
School of Business Administration Statement of Academic Integrity
The School of Business Administration upholds honor and academic integrity in all of its teaching, research, and service activities. All business faculty, staff, and students are charged with the responsibility to behave with personal and professional integrity and to refrain from dishonorable conduct.
The academic discipline policy of the University of Mississippi will be strictly followed in this course. Any academic misconduct or dishonesty will result in a grade of "F" in the course. The student should refer to the "M" book for definitions of academic misconduct.
|Midterm One||September 20, 2005|
|Midterm Two||October 18, 2005|
|Final (comprehensive)||Tuesday December 6, 2005
Lectures will be captured using Silicon Chalk. This software will create a screen capture synchronized with the audio of the lecture for students to review after the lecture. Additionally, students will be able to annotate the lecture with their own comments.
Additionally, digitized videos of previous semesters' lectures
in MIS-410 are available. You must have a computer with a sound card,
Windows 2000/XP, and the latest version of the Microsoft Media Player to view
|DATE||DISCUSSION TOPIC AND RELATED LINKS|
|Sept 20||EXAM 1|
Note: Last Day to Withdraw is October 3rd
|Oct 18||EXAM 2|
|Nov 22||Thanksgiving Break|
|Dec 2||Projects Due - 5:00pm|
|Dec 6||Final Exam - Tuesday 7:30-10:30pm|