ERIC Number: ED474082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Effective Case Study Methodologies in the Management of IT Courses.
Buffington, James R.; Harper, Jeffrey S.
Many Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited schools require undergraduate Management Information Systems (MIS) majors to take a course in the management of information technology. Over half of these schools utilize case studies in the teaching of this course. Case studies are an important vehicle for teaching crucial information technology (IT) management issues, particularly in providing students with a real-world example of organizational issues. Case studies are best taught in an active, collaborative environment. Based upon an understanding of collaborative learning and collaborative teaching, this paper proposes a procedure for enhancing the effectiveness of this active learning methodology. Includes one table: results of case studies questionnaire. The Case Questionnaire is appended. (Contains 25 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Business Education, Case Studies, Cooperative Learning, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Information Management, Information Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Effectiveness, Management Information Systems, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management (IAIM) Annual Conference: International Conference on Informatics Education & Research (ICIER)(16th, New Orleans, LA, December 14-16, 2001); see IR 058 630.