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Woods, David M. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
Cloud computing is a rapidly emerging topic, but should it be included in an introductory IT course? The magnitude of cloud computing use, especially cloud infrastructure, along with students' limited knowledge of the topic support adding cloud content to the IT curriculum. There are several arguments that support including cloud computing in an…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Internet, Computer Science Education, Computer Software
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Marquardson, Jim – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
Academics are responding to the call from industry for graduates armed with cybersecurity skills. A common challenge that educators face is creating effective cybersecurity curriculum that prepares students with practical skills upon graduation. While hands-on exercises are a powerful method for teaching and assessing cybersecurity skills, these…
Descriptors: Information Security, Information Science Education, Teaching Methods, Skill Development
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Pike, Ronald E.; Pittman, Jason M.; Hwang, Drew – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper investigates the use of a cloud computing environment to facilitate the teaching of web development at a university in the Southwestern United States. A between-subjects study of students in a web development course was conducted to assess the merits of a cloud computing environment instead of personal computers for developing websites.…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Higher Education, College Students, Internet
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Kung, LeeAnn; Kung, Hsiang-Jui – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper identifies factors that motivate students to pursue a vendor-endorsed ERP award by integrating concepts from motivation theory and constructs from technology acceptance literature. We developed a web-based survey with closed- and open-ended questions to collect both quantitative and qualitative data, respectively. Students in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Predictor Variables
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Wong, Wang-chan – Information Systems Education Journal, 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…
Descriptors: Systems Analysis, Design, Blended Learning, Entrepreneurship
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Wong, Wilson; Pepe, James; Englander, Irv – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Information systems capstone projects aim to prepare students for what they will encounter in the industry after graduation. Corporate application development is often a complex endeavor that requires coordination between related products. For example, software development in the mobile application sector may require a coordinated parallel…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Information Systems, Teaching Methods
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Smarkusky, Debra L.; Toman, Sharon A. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2016
Interdisciplinary teaching and interpretation of technology for various applications provides a challenging and engaging environment for students to enhance their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This paper presents results of a joint effort between faculty in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology and the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Music Education, Information Science, Teaching Methods
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Mew, Lionel – Information Systems Education Journal, 2016
This paper discusses how cloud computing can be leveraged to add value to academic programs in information systems and other fields by improving financial sustainment models for institutional technology and academic departments, relieving the strain on overworked technology support resources, while adding richness and improving pedagogical…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Information Technology, Technological Advancement, Computer Software
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Davis, Gary Alan; Woratschek, Charles R. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2015
Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Analytics (BA) Software has been included in many Information Systems (IS) curricula. This study surveyed current and past undergraduate and graduate students to evaluate various BI/BA tools. Specifically, this study compared several software tools from two of the major software providers in the BI/BA field.…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Information Systems, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Pomykalski, James J. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2015
In teaching business students about the application and implementation of technology, especially involving business intelligence, it is important to discover that project success in enterprise systems development efforts often depend on the non-technological problems or issues. The focus of this paper will be on the use of multiple case studies in…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Case Studies, Information Systems, Business Administration Education
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Woods, David M.; Howard, Elizabeth V. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2014
Courses in Information Technology Ethics are often designed as discussion-intensive courses where case studies are introduced and evaluated using ethical theories. Although many of the case studies directly apply to our students' online lives, the stories can sometimes seem too far removed from their own experiences. While we read the news…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learning Activities, Information Technology, Ethics
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Wong, Wilson; Pepe, James; Stahl, James; Englander, Irv – Information Systems Education Journal, 2013
A new collaborative capstone model is presented that consists of three synergistic elements: (1) a capstone course component; (2) a business component; and (3) an advanced technical course component geared towards enhancing the student capstone learning experience. The model was fully implemented at Bentley University in spring 2012 with…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Clinics, Models, Teamwork
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McMaster, Kirby; Hadfield, Steven; Wolthuis, Stuart; Sambasivam, Samuel – Information Systems Education Journal, 2012
This research examines the frameworks used by Computer Science and Information Systems students at the conclusion of their first semester of study of Software Engineering. A questionnaire listing 64 Software Engineering concepts was given to students upon completion of their first Software Engineering course. This survey was given to samples of…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Science Education, Engineering, Models
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Janicki, Thomas N.; Gebauer, Judith; Yaylacicegi, Ulku – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
This research builds on the behavior learning theory that suggests a response from a student, followed by a quick feedback and another response from the student will increase student learning. An experiment was performed that allowed students to submit particular homework projects (response) early. The early submissions were graded promptly and…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Grading, Feedback (Response), Computer Literacy
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Draper, Geoffrey M.; Liu, Baodong; Riesenfeld, Richard F. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
The use of computer software to facilitate learning in political science courses is well established. However, the statistical software packages used in many political science courses can be difficult to use and counter-intuitive. We describe the results of a preliminary user study suggesting that visually-oriented analysis software can help…
Descriptors: Political Science, Visualization, Teaching Methods, Computer Software
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