ERIC Number: EJ893893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Accelerating Student Learning of Technology Terms: "The Crossword Puzzle Exercise"
Whisenand, Thomas G.; Dunphy, Steven M.
Journal of Information Systems Education, v21 n2 p141-148 2010
The authors suggest using an alternative teaching methodology to impart knowledge regarding information systems phraseology and vocabulary. Specifically, a series of crossword puzzles or scrabbles are used to present information system (IS) terminology to students in an introductory business information systems course. The puzzle terms and answers are selected from a computer concepts textbook used by all students. The terms or phrases used are representative of those the students will need in later IS courses and IS related careers. Reported classroom results are given using statistical testing and qualitative feedback indicating that the exercises were both well received and effective as a conduit for learning. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Vocabulary Development, Introductory Courses, Educational Games, Learning Activities, Computer Science Education, Student Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Instructional Effectiveness, Undergraduate Students, Jargon, Puzzles, Web Based Instruction, Information Systems, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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