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ERIC Number: EJ1140780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Flipping Introduction to MIS for a Connected World
Law, Wai K.
Information Systems Education Journal, v12 n6 p92-100 Nov 2014
It has been increasingly challenging to provide an introductory coverage of the rapidly expanding fields in Information Systems (IS). The task has been further complicated by the popularity of web resources and cloud services. A new generation of technically savvy learners, while recognizing the significance of information systems, expects connectivity to current and meaningful information technology. Internet accessible information far outpaced those packaged in a typical textbook, triggering a fresh look into learning resources. Compliance to institutional and accreditation expectations for measured learning outcomes also requires careful revision of course design. This paper presents an approach to deliver a broad scope of Information Systems topics to introductory students with heterogeneous backgrounds and career interests, by "flipping" the overall design of the Introduction to MIS course. This approach has been refined over the last 5 years with promising results. Free tools and web-based sources support the low cost delivery of the course. Assessment tools have been developed to better monitor individual student learning outcome.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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