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ERIC Number: EJ1146940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb-22
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Co-"Lab"oration: A New Paradigm for Building a Management Information Systems Course
Breimer, Eric; Cotler, Jami; Yoder, Robert
Information Systems Education Journal, v8 n2 Feb 2010
We propose a new paradigm for building a Management Information Systems course that focuses on laboratory activities developed collaboratively using Computer-Mediated Communication and Collaboration tools. A highlight of our paradigm is the "practice what you preach" concept where the computer communication tools and collaboration concepts covered in lecture are actually used by both instructors and students to collaborate on labs and projects. Using computer-mediated communication to build a course facilitates stigmergic collaboration where course material is truly the evolving creation of a large group of instructors. Using these communication tools gives instructors additional experience and perspective in teaching computer-mediated communication concepts. Requiring students to use the same communication tools in a course setting gives them collaborative and technical skills to solve problems and communicate solutions to others, while also seamlessly integrating them into the course development process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
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