ITIS407 : IS Innovation and New Technologies


Department of Information Systems

Academic Program

Bachelor in Information Systems







New IS technologies are being used to change how organizations operate, produce products and services, and communicate both internally and as well as with external partners. This course is designed to introduce students to new and innovative technologies and examine how these powerful systems have fundamentally reshaped modern organizations along with our society. Using online collaborative technologies that were developed in the context of social networking and online communities, corporations are reengineering both internal business processes and those related to customers, suppliers, and business partners. Developing innovative ways to communicate and collaborate can lead to new business opportunities, and new efficiencies. This course investigates the technologies, methods and practices of developing new innovations such as online communities, and how this knowledge and these skills are applied to reengineer business processes.

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge &understand

  • Learn the basic concepts in the field of innovation and various new technologies.
  • Understand the organizational strategies and practices used to develop, disseminate and protect technological innovation.
  • Be able to know the quality and method to build more innovative organizations and teams.
  • The student masters logical thinking methods to solve problems related to innovation and new technologies.

mental skills

  • The student acquires the ability to understand how to transform an invention into an innovation.
  • The student understand the different functional roles in creativity and innovation.
  • Develop students' critical thinking and the ability to compare.
  • The student acquires new information and skills for technology and innovation.

Practical & professional skills

  • The student acquires the ability to complete innovation projects and new technologies for information systems.
  • The student acquires scientific research skills and the use of Internet networks in performing various tasks.
  • To train the student on teamwork, develop the ability to compete, and use it in creating, designing and producing new activities for information systems.
  • The student acquires the ability to use various technologies and use them as tools of knowledge to provide a new product or service.

General and transferable skills

  • The student acquires effective oral and written communication skills.
  • The student develop his interests and skills related to innovation and new technologies of information systems.
  • The student acquires the skills of creating scientific reports capable of describing problems and solutions.
  • The student acquires the skills of creativity and innovation through the use of various techniques.

Teaching and learning methods

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Problem-based learning
  • Mini-projects

Methods of assessments

  • Midterm exam = 30
  • Final exam = 50
  • Assignments = 5
  • Quizzes = 5
  • Project = 10

Course contents

  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Sources of IS Innovation
  • Type and Pattern of IS innovation
  • Strategic Importance of the Web as a platform
  • Information Organization
  • Choosing IS Innovation Projects
  • Collaboration Strategies
  • Implementing Technological Innovation Strategy
  • Organizing for Innovation
  • Managing the New Product Development Process
  • Ethics of IS Innovation
  • Search Space
  • Knowledge Management
  • Future Trends

Information Retrieval Systems (ITIS401)
Knowledge Management (ITIS402)
Data Mining/Business Intelligence (ITIS404)
Business Process Management (ITIS405)
Decision support system (ITIS406)
IS Innovation and New Technologies (ITIS407)
E-Government (ITIS408)
Physics (ITPH111)
Mathematics I (ITMM111)
Arabic language 1 (ITAR111)
Problem solving Technic (ITGS113)
Intro to Information Technology (ITGS111)
General English1 (ITEL111)
Mathematics II (ITMM122)
logic Circuit Design (ITGS126)
System Analysis and Design (ITGS124)
Introduction to Programming (ITGS122)
General English2 (ITEL122)
Arabic language 2 (ITAR122)
Introduction to Statistics (ITST211)
Object Oriented Programmin (ITGS211)
Introduction to Software Engineering (ITGS213)
Introduction to Networking (ITGS215)
Discrete Structures (ITGS217)
Numerical analysis (ITGS219)
Computer Architucture & Organization (ITGS223)
Data Structure (ITGS220)
Foundation of Information Systems (ITGS222)
Information Security (ITGS224)
Introduction to Internet Programming (ITGS226)
Introduction to database (ITGS228)
Operating System (ITGS302)
Scientific Writing (ITGS304)
Web Application Development (ITIS311)
Human Computer Interaction (ITIS312)
Data and Information Management (ITIS313)
Advanced Databases (ITIS325)
IT Infrastructure (ITIS323)
Design and Analysis algorithms (ITGS301)
Multimedia Systems (ITIS324)
Advanced System analysis & Design (ITIS326)
Enterprise Architecture (ITIS411)
Risk management and Security (ITIS412)
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (ITIS413)
IT Project Management (ITGS303)
Enterprise Systems (ITIS421)
IS strategy ,management and acquisition (ITIS422)