ERIC Number: ED481745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Teaching Case Studies: A Collaborative Approach.
Buffington, James R.; Harper, Jeffrey S.
Many of the 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. The authors emphasize that 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, and that case studies are best taught in an active, collaborative environment. Based upon the authors' understanding of collaborative learning and collaborative teaching, this paper proposes a procedure for enhancing the effectiveness of this active learning methodology, and discusses how this methodology has been implemented. The case studies questionnaire is appended. Includes three tables. (Contains 29 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the International Academy for Information Management (IAIM) Annual Conference: International Conference on Informatics Education Research (ICIER) (17th, Barcelona, Spain, December 13-15, 2002); see IR 058 850.