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ERIC Number: EJ1151888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Empowering Students to Actively Learn Systems Analysis and Design: The Success of an Entrepreneurial-Inspired Project in a Hybrid Learning Environment
Wong, Wang-chan
Information Systems Education Journal, v15 n5 p68-83 Sep 2017
Systems Analysis and Design (SA&D) is the cornerstone course of a traditional information system curriculum. Conventionally, it is a sequence of two courses with the second course dedicated to the completion of a project. However, it has recently become more common to reduce the two-course sequence into one, especially for IS departments that are only concentrations of a business school and not independent departments. Not only has the original sequence been reduced to one course, but the course is also offered to non-technical business students. It is challenging to design a successful SA&D course that is subject to these constraints. In this article, the author showcases a modified SA&D hybrid course enriched by a real-life entrepreneurial-inspired project with a double review development process model. A survey conducted at the conclusion of the course shows that the new approach works well and holds great promise for improving future SA&D courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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