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Online · School of Business · Business Management Information Systems

Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Technologies

  • CG
  • Section 8WK
  • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020
  • Modified 01/29/2020

Course Description

This course addresses emerging technologies, how they evolve, and how to identify them. Topics covered in the course include accuracy of past forecasts and how to improve them, international perspectives on emerging technologies, future organizational and customer trends, and forecasting methodologies. It further explores human characteristics and their impacts on developing human-centered information systems. Finally, emerging trends in human interaction with mobile applications, internet applications, social networking technology, cloud computing, and stand-alone applications will be explored.



BMIS 510 and 520


The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of emerging technologies in the IT sector, including social media. Additionally, this course explores the human aspects and characteristics of technology; specifically, this course explores how humans interact with computer systems. This course provides the student with a foundation for recognizing emerging technologies and for designing HCI and GUI systems that are useful in a business setting.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate biblical principles within developing technologies.
  2. Classify emerging developments in management information systems.
  3. Critique methodology used to construct trends in business technologies.
  4. Diagram historical technology forecasts and outcomes.
  5. Design an application using justifiable human-computer action theory.

Course Resources

Required Resource Purchases

Clark, I. L., (2007). Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: Entering the Conversation. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780131735330. FREE RESOURCE.

Mittleman, D. (2019). Annual editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society (23rd ed.). Columbus, OH: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. ISBN: 9781260180282.

Rogers, Y., Sharp, H., & Preece, J. (2015). Interaction design: Beyond human-computer interaction (4th ed). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 9781119020752.

Disclaimer: The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Liberty University does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

Recommended Resource Purchase

American Psychological Association. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (Current ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Additional Materials for Learning

    1. Computer with basic audio/video output equipment
    2. Internet access (broadband recommended)
    3. Blackboard recommended browsers
    4. The Bible
    5. Microsoft Word
    6. Scanner
    7. Microsoft Paint
    8. Adobe Photoshop, or any other software program that allows for the creation of wireframe, storyboard, and prototype.

Course Assignments

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion Boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to write a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 500 words and must demonstrate course-related knowledge. Each thread must contain at least 2 citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads and each reply must be 150 words. Each reply must also contain at least 2 citations in current APA format. Acceptable references or sources include the textbooks, the Bible, and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Emerging Technologies (3)

The student will write three 5-page research-based papers in current APA format each focusing on emerging technologies. Title pages and reference pages do not count toward the page requirement. The papers must include at least 5 peer-reviewed references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Course Project

The course project will assess the student’s ability to solve a complex Information System (IS) problem/challenge in an IS context of his/her interest. A specific focus of the project will be placed on Human Computer Interaction (HCI). In addition to HCI, this course project will assist the student in preparation for the MSIS capstone course. The course project consists of 6 phases/assignments: Project Proposal, Literature Review, Research Questions (RQ) / Scope / Business Case / Charter, WBS with Costs, Wireframe / Storyboard / Prototype / GUI, and Testing & Deployment.

Course Grading

Course Requirements Checklist


Discussion Board Forums (3 @ 50 pts ea.)


Emerging Technologies (3 @ 100 pts ea.)


Course Project

Project Phase 1: Project Proposal


Project Phase 2: Literature Review


Project Phase 3: RQs, Scope, Case, & Charter


Project Phase 4: WBS with Costs


Project Phase 5: Wireframe, Storyboard


Project Phase 6: Testing & Deployment





Late Assignment Policy

Course Assignments, including discussion boards, exams, and other graded assignments, should be submitted on time.

If the student is unable to complete an assignment on time, then he or she must contact the instructor immediately by email.

Assignments that are submitted after the due date without prior approval from the instructor will receive the following deductions:

  1. Late assignments submitted within one week after the due date will receive up to a 10% deduction.
  2. Assignments submitted more than one week and less than 2 weeks late will receive up to a 20% deduction.
  3. Assignments submitted two weeks late or after the final date of the course will not be accepted outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.
  4. Group projects, including group discussion board threads and/or replies, and assignments will not be accepted after the due date outside of special circumstances (e.g. death in the family, significant personal health issues), which will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the instructor.

Disability Assistance

Students with a disability and those with medical conditions associated with pregnancy may contact Liberty University’s Online Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS) at [email protected] for accommodations.  Such accommodations require appropriate documentation of your condition.   For more information about ODAS and the accommodations process, including how to request an accommodation, please visit Requests for accommodations not related to disabilities or pregnancy must be directed to the Registrar’s Office, which generally handles medical needs support.

If you have a complaint related to disability discrimination or an accommodation that was not provided, you may contact ODAS or the Office of Equity and Compliance by phone at (434) 592-4999 or by email at [email protected].  Click to see a full copy of Liberty’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy or the Student Disability Grievance Policy and Procedures.

Course Attendance

In an effort to comply with U.S. Department of Education policies, attendance is measured by physical class attendance or any submission of a required assignment within the enrollment dates of the course (such as examinations, written papers or projects, any discussion board posts, etc.) or initiating any communication with one’s professor regarding an academic subject. More information regarding the attendance policy can be found in the Academic Course Catalogs. Regular attendance in online courses is expected throughout the length of the term. Students who do not attend within the first week of a sub-term by submitting a required academic assignment (such as the Course Requirements Checklist, an examination, written paper or project, discussion board post, or other academic activity) will be dropped from the course. Students who wish to re-engage in the course are encouraged to contact Academic Advising to discuss their enrollment options. Students who begin an online course, but at some point in the semester cease attending, and do not provide official notification to withdraw, will be assigned a grade of “FN” (Failure for Non-Attendance). Students wishing to withdraw from courses after the official start date should familiarize themselves with the withdrawal policy.

Grading Scale

A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
940-1010 920-939 900-919 860-899 840-859 820-839 780-819 760-779 740-759 700-739 680-699 679 and below

For courses with a Pass/NP final grade, please refer to the Course Grading section of this syllabus for the assignment requirements and/or point value required to earn a Passing final grade.

Add/Drop Policy

The full policy statement and procedures are published in the Policy Directory.

Honor Code

Liberty University comprises a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University.

Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at


BMIS 580

Textbooks: Mittleman, E., Annual editions: Technologies, Social Media, and Society (2019).

Rogers et al., Interaction Design: Beyond Human-computer Interaction (2015).

Clark, I. L., Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation: Entering the Conversation (4th ed., 2007).


Reading & Study




Mittleman: unit 1

Rogers et al.: ch. 1

Clark: chs. 1–2

1 presentation

Course Requirements Checklist

Class Introductions

Emerging Technologies 1





Mittleman: unit 2

Rogers et al.: chs. 2–3

Clark: chs. 3–4

1 presentation


DB Forum 1

Project Phase 1: Project Proposal




Mittleman: unit 3

Rogers et al.: chs. 4–5

Clark: chs. 5–6

1 presentation

2 PDFs

Project Phase 2: Literature Review



Mittleman: unit 4

Rogers et al.: chs. 6–7

Clark: review ch. 6

1 presentation

1 website

3 PDFs

DB Forum 2

Project Phase 3: RQ’s, Scope, Case, & Charter




Mittleman: unit 5

Rogers et al.: chs. 8–9

Clark: chs. 7, 9

1 presentation

1 website

Project Phase 4: WBS with Costs

Emerging Technologies 2




Mittleman: unit 6

Rogers et al.: chs. 10–11

1 presentation

1 website

DB Forum 3

Emerging Technologies 3




Mittleman: unit 7

Rogers et al.: ch. 12

1 presentation

Project Phase 5: Wireframe, Storyboard, Prototype/GUI



Mittleman: units 8–9

1 presentation

Project Phase 6: Testing & Deployment




DB = Discussion Board

NOTE: Each course week begins on Monday morning at 12:00 a.m. (ET) and ends on Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. (ET). The final week ends at 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday.