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Topic: Information systems and technology 

Business Education

 Standard 25.  Understands the selection and acquisition of information systems
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows steps involved in developing a plan for implementing new and emerging technology (e.g., research emerging information systems tools)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows a step involved in developing a plan for implementing emerging technology is researching emerging information systems tools
     2.Knows a step involved in developing a plan for implementing new technology is researching emerging information systems tools
   Benchmark 2.Knows places to obtain information systems hardware and software
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows where to obtain information systems hardware
     2.Knows where to obtain information systems software
   Benchmark 3.Knows how to establish selection criteria for technology tools needed to address business applications and needs
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Makes selection criteria for technology tools needed to address business applications
     2.Makes selection criteria for technology tools needed to address business needs
 Standard 26.  Knows appropriate procedures and development tools used to analyze and design information systems
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 6.Knows factors affecting acquisition of equipment for an information system (e.g., warranties, support and service, reliability and reputation, cost)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands warranties affect acquisition of equipment for an information system
     2.Understands support affects acquisition of equipment for an information system
     3.Understands service affects acquisition of equipment for an information system
     4.Understands reliability affects acquisition of equipment for an information system
     5.Understands reputation affects acquisition of equipment for an information system
     6.Understands cost affects acquisition of equipment for an information system
 Standard 30.  Understands the impact of information systems and technology on business and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands that information systems and technology have affected social ideals (e.g., worker/manager protocols; attitudes toward work, family, school, other cultures)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands information systems and technology have affected worker protocols
     2.Understands information systems and technology have affected manager protocols
     3.Understands information systems and technology have affected attitudes toward work
     4.Understands information systems and technology have affected attitudes toward family
     5.Understands information systems and technology have affected attitudes toward school
     6.Understands information systems and technology have affected attitudes toward other cultures
   Benchmark 2.Knows how information systems and technology have caused greater interdependence among workers, organizations, and nations (e.g., workers that travel frequently can keep in close touch with the office via cell phone and e-mail)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how information systems has caused greater interdependence among workers
     2.Knows how information systems has caused greater interdependence among organizations
     3.Knows how information systems has caused greater interdependence among nations
     4.Knows how technology has caused greater interdependence among workers
     5.Knows how technology has caused greater interdependence among organizations
     6.Knows how technology has caused greater interdependence among nations
     7.Know workers that travel frequently can keep in close touch with the office via cell phone
     8.Know workers that travel frequently can keep in close touch with the office via e-mail
   Benchmark 3.Understands how information systems and technology have changed the breadth and level of worker responsibilities (e.g., electronic funds transfer reduces the duties of a bank teller)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how electronic funds transfer reduces the duties of a bank teller
     2.Understands how information systems have changed the breadth of worker responsibility
     3.Understands how information systems have changed the level of worker responsibility
     4.Understands how technology has changed the breadth of worker responsibility
     5.Understands how technology has changed the level of worker responsibility
   Benchmark 4.Knows ways that information systems and technology have contributed to worker productivity (e.g., information systems technology has taken over some repetitive, boring, time-consuming tasks, freeing employees up for other work)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows information systems have freed employees up for other work by taking over some repetitive tasks
     2.Knows information systems have freed employees up for other work by taking over some boring tasks
     3.Knows information systems have freed employees up for other work by taking over some time-consuming tasks
   Benchmark 6.Knows that the implementation of information systems and technology may help to resolve conflicts within the workplace (e.g., acquiring new skills may allow for job rotation to help reduce employee boredom)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows acquiring new skills may allow for job rotation to help reduce employee boredom
     2.Knows implementation of information systems may help resolve conflicts in the workplace
     3.Knows implementation of technology may help resolve conflicts in the workplace
   Benchmark 7.Understands the relationship of rapidly changing technology and information systems to global competition, and job creation, obsolescence and supply/demand
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the relationship of rapidly changing technology to global competition
     2.Understands the relationship of rapidly changing technology to job creation
     3.Understands the relationship of rapidly changing technology to obsolescence
     4.Understands the relationship of rapidly changing technology to supply and demand
     5.Understands the relationship of rapidly changing information systems to global competition
     6.Understands the relationship of rapidly changing information systems to job creation
     7.Understands the relationship of rapidly changing information systems to obsolescence
     8.Understands the relationship of rapidly changing information systems to supply and demand