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ERIC Number: EJ832864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
The Development of a Teaching Strategy for Implementing a Real-World Business Project into Database Courses
Seyed-Abbassi, Behrooz; King, Ronnie; Wiseman, Eddie
Journal of Information Systems Education, v18 n3 p337-343 2007
Collaborations between business and academia provide valuable opportunities for students to connect classroom learning with practical work experience. To effectively reach a significant number of students, one approach is to meld a real-world business project and classroom assignment into a realistic business scenario that can be addressed by students within an academic course. This paper describes the process, challenges, and results encountered in a collaborative effort between a major health insurance provider and a local university to implement components of a business project as the final assignments in courses for introductory and advanced database systems. The approach generated significant enthusiasm among the student participants and promoted an improved awareness of current technological skills needed by business organizations.
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida