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Sydney - The Hotel School Session 2 Session 2

Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Introduces students to the management skills and knowledge required to make the best use of computer-based information systems within tourism and hospitality. Using workshops, students engage with recent research into the implementation and management of information systems, and apply their learning to aspects of interface design and usability for technology applications.

Unit content

  1. Introduction to the unit 
  2. IST&HM - Background and context 
  3. Information systems: an overview 
  4. Technacy' and emerging technologies 
  5. Tourism and accommodation sectors 
  6. Internet technologies for tourism and hospitality 
  7. Planning using and managing Web 2.0 applications 
  8. Management and strategies for information innovation 
  9. Knowledge management, innovation and eCommerce 
  10. The future of tourism technology and its management
 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe and evaluate information technology applications and innovations across tourism and hospitality
2 analyse the role of information and information systems in the management of tourism and hospitality organisations
3 critically assess the changing nature of information systems and technology innovations within tourism and hospitality through emerging trends and research literature
4 apply knowledge of emerging technologies to the design and creation of a Web Site or Mobile App relevant to tourism and hospitality organisations.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe and evaluate information technology applications and innovations across tourism and hospitality
    • GA1:
  2. analyse the role of information and information systems in the management of tourism and hospitality organisations
    • GA1:
  3. critically assess the changing nature of information systems and technology innovations within tourism and hospitality through emerging trends and research literature
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  4. apply knowledge of emerging technologies to the design and creation of a Web Site or Mobile App relevant to tourism and hospitality organisations.
    • GA2:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.