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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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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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Powell, Loreen M.; Wimmer, Hayden – Information Systems Education Journal, 2015
Computer programming is challenging to teach and difficult for students to learn. Instructors have searched for ways to improve student learning in programming courses. In an attempt to foster hands-on learning and to increase student learning outcomes in a programming course, the authors conducted an exploratory study to examine student created…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Programming, Experiential Learning, Visual Aids
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Hartzel, Kathleen S.; Pike, Jacqueline C. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2015
Information system professionals strive to determine requirements by interviewing clients, observing activities at the client's site, and studying existing system documentation. Still this often leads to vague and inaccurate requirements documentation. When teaching the skills needed to determine requirements, it is important to recreate a…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Employees
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Smarkusky, Debra L.; Toman, Sharon A. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2014
Students in computer science and information technology should be engaged in solving real-world problems received from government and industry as well as those that expose them to various areas of application. In this paper, we discuss interdisciplinary project experiences between majors and non-majors that offered a creative and innovative…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Cooperative Learning, Student Projects, Computer Science Education
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Peslak, Alan R.; Lewis, Griffith R.; Aebli, Fred – Information Systems Education Journal, 2014
Teaching computer information systems via distance education is a challenge for both student and faculty. Much research work has been performed on methods of teaching via distance education. Today we are faced with a variety of options for course delivery. Asynchronous delivery via online or lesson instruction still remains most common. But…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Distance Education, Teaching Methods, Synchronous Communication
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Martincic, Cynthia J.; Bhatnagar, Neelima – Information Systems Education Journal, 2012
Controversy and fanfare accompanied the announcement in 2010 by Mattel, Inc. of the Barbie® doll's 126th career--computer engineer. Even though women have been and still are in a minority in the information technology (IT) and computer science (CS) fields, enough women voted for the computer engineer as the next career for Barbie® on Mattel's…
Descriptors: Computer Science, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Information Technology
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Lenox, Terri L.; Jesse, Gayle; Woratschek, Charles R. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2012
Too few students are entering the workforce with the technological skills required due to several factors, including under-enrollment in the computer-related disciplines by college students. Enrollment in these disciplines has made some progress since the precipitous decline of 2000-2007 and steps have been taken to attract more majors. However,…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Majors (Students), Computer Science Education, Technological Literacy
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Conlon, Michael P.; Mullins, Paul – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
The Computer Science Department at Slippery Rock University created a laboratory for its Computer Networks and System Administration and Security courses under relaxed financial constraints. This paper describes the department's experience designing and using this laboratory, including lessons learned and descriptions of some student projects…
Descriptors: Laboratories, Computer Networks, Computer Science Education, Computer Security
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Wu, Peter Y.; Rathswohl, Eugene – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
Business students need to develop skills in the intelligent use of information, especially spatial information, for decision-making. Geographic Information System (GIS) is a viable tool for that purpose. Yet the few GIS courses in the Information Systems curriculum offered in various business schools tend to focus on different concepts and skills.…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Ability, Decision Making, Business Administration Education
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Laverty, Joseph Packy; Wood, David; Turchek, John – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
This paper documents the formulation of a database driven open source architecture web development course. The design of a web-based curriculum faces many challenges: a) relative emphasis of client and server-side technologies, b) choice of a server-side language, and c) the cost and efficient delivery of a dynamic web development, database-driven…
Descriptors: Database Management Systems, Program Implementation, Web Based Instruction, Curriculum Development
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Baugh, Jeanne M. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
There are many different approaches to teaching Information Systems courses. Studies have shown that if the student is interested in the topic, they just may have a more productive classroom experience. This paper documents the practice of structuring assignments around topics that are of interest to each individual student. This method has been…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Teaching Methods, Information Systems, Assignments
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Serapiglia, Anthony; Serapiglia, Constance – Information Systems Education Journal, 2011
Handheld computer technology has been available for decades. The college student today has been exposed to various types of handheld computing devices for most of their lives yet there is little known about how a college student utilizes this type of technology tool as a learning advantage to an anytime or place scenario. This study looks at how…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Handheld Devices, Engineering Education, Computer Uses in Education
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Kortsarts, Yana; Fischbach, Adam; Rufinus, Jeff; Utell, Janine M.; Yoon, Suk-Chung – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
Developing and applying oral and written communication skills in the undergraduate computer science and computer information systems curriculum--one of the ABET accreditation requirements - is a very challenging and, at the same time, a rewarding task that provides various opportunities to enrich the undergraduate computer science and computer…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Skill Development, Oral Language, Communication Skills
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Kortsarts, Yana; Morris, Robert W.; Utell, Janine M. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
Bioinformatics is a relatively new interdisciplinary field that integrates computer science, mathematics, biology, and information technology to manage, analyze, and understand biological, biochemical and biophysical information. We present our experience in teaching an interdisciplinary course, Introduction to Bioinformatics, which was developed…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Introductory Courses, Biology, Information Science
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