ERIC Number: ED422929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Using Innovative Information Systems Techniques To Teach Information Systems.
Chimi, Carl J.; Gordon, Gene M.
This paper discusses a number of innovative techniques that were used to teach courses in Information Systems to undergraduate and graduate students. While none of these techniques is individually innovative, the combination of techniques provides a true "hands-on" environment for students; because of the way that the components of the courses are structured, students literally cannot take exams or hand in assignments without learning the techniques. The techniques discussed include publishing all course documents (syllabi, handouts, and others) on the World Wide Web; having students use FTP (file transfer protocol) to hand in all course assignments and papers; using Netscape, HTML, and a shareware product called Webforms in conjunction with Microsoft Access and Microsoft Excel to administer exams; and creating newsgroups for each course to foster communication. Benefits and drawbacks to this approach are discussed. (Contains 13 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Assignments, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Mediated Communication, Experiential Learning, File Transfer Protocol, Higher Education, Information Science Education, Information Systems, Instructional Design, Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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