|20%||class participation||in class and on oncourse|
|15%||weekly essays||due every Friday|
|10%%||presentation||due as scheduled|
|10%||group formation||due Sept. 19|
|< /td>||10%||work plan and project definition||due Oct. 12|
|5%||revised work plan||due Oct. 24|
|5%||bibliography||due Oct. 5|
|30%||written project||due exam period|
The course has two intellectual pillars. The first pillar of the course is the material provided in the readings, subject to quizzes in the classroom, and discussed in the sections. The second pillar is the project. The material int eh classroom is selected by the professor and assistants. You bring the material for the project to the table.
The second major theme is the organization of the ICT market. This section will include an overview of the major market sectors, and question to what degree the market sectors are technologically determined.
The third major theme is economics. The economics section includes a cursory introduction to some major concepts in economics: discounted cash flow, rationality, productivity, and uncertainty.
The fourth theme expands upon economics to define how digital networked good violate fundamental assumptions of economics. Under this section we will consider security, privacy, DRM and copyright as economic rather than policy or technical questions.
The final theme is an introduction to knowledge management.
During the fourth theme there are two guest speakers. One, Prof. Dennis Groth, will describe how the project in this course prepares you for the capstone project. The second, Prof. Groth is the supervising professor for the undergraduate capstones. Shaun McDermott, will describe the economic conditions and questions in the game industry. Mr. McDermott is the CFO of Mad Doc Software.
In the near term this project is a short practice for the capstone. The tasks in the class mirror the capstone because the capstone and the project are intended to prepare you for the workplace. Thus there is as much emphasis on the preparation for the project (30 pts) as there is on the project itself (30 pts).