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Snyder, Johnny; Slauson, Gayla Jo – Information Systems Education Journal, 2016
Determining when and why students become interested in careers in information systems is a critical step in filling the pipeline of majors to become information systems workers. Although students who have chosen a particular major may find it difficult to indicate or even understand all of the reasons for their choice, it is possible to tease out…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Student Interests, Majors (Students), Information Systems
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Snyder, Johnny; Slauson, Gayla Jo – Information Systems Education Journal, 2014
Filling the pipeline for information systems workers is critical in the information era. Projected growth rates for jobs requiring information systems expertise are significantly higher than the projected growth rates for other jobs. Why then do relatively few students choose to major in information systems? This paper reviews survey results from…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Majors (Students), Information Systems, Career Choice
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Carpenter, Donald A.; McGinnis, Denise; Slauson, Gayla Jo; Snyder, Johnny – Information Systems Education Journal, 2013
This paper explains a four-year longitudinal study of the assessment process for a Microsoft Office skills course. It examines whether there is an increase in students' knowledge based on responses to pre- and post-surveys that asked students to evaluate how well they can do particular tasks. Classical classroom teaching methods were used in the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Computer Software, Mastery Learning, Computer Literacy