Information Technology (IT) has become an essential part of all businesses. IT makes organisations more effective and efficient, has facilitated new business models and rich functionality, as well as new and richer means of communicating with suppliers and customers.
Irrespective of one’s chosen area of specialisation, employees will have to use and manage IT, and it is for this reason they should understand some of the terms, ideas, issues and complexities of IT. This IT Management course will develop individuals so they can work with existing and emerging technology, work with business processes, manage constant change, and more.
This course will introduce you to the dynamic and constantly evolving world of IT management. You will learn about a range of IT concepts such as SMACIT (social media, mobiles, analytics, cloud computing, and Internet of Things (IoT)). SMACIT supports the idea of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterised by the merging of technologies, blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.
Kevin Johnston is currently an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town. His main areas of research are IT strategy and management, IT educational issues, social and networking systems, emerging technology, and entrepreneurship.
Before becoming an academic, Kevin gained extensive experience in IT and management over 24 years, working for companies such as De Beers, Liberty Life, Legal & General and BoE.
Kevin is also a visiting professor at the University of Pforzheim in Germany, and the head of the Yellow Baobab Institute of Leadership.
Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software application requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.
Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.
You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.