Module 9 : Data to Knowledge
From Data to Knowledge introduces students to the purposes and uses of information systems, and gives students the opportunity to create their own information systems. Considering the healthcare industry as an example, students research ways that information systems, including geographic information systems, are used by businesses. Through observation, hands-on projects, and case studies, students find out how different types of information systems allow users to create, manage, and share information for a variety of purposes.
In this module, students develop a solid understanding of information systems. They learn skills that will help them analyze different kinds of data and make decisions using those data. They learn and apply skills in database development and learn the pros and cons of spreadsheets and databases. Students also grapple with ethical issues related to information systems as they consider the potential benefits of and drawbacks to using information systems in business and explore and evaluate new trends in the field.