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Spears, Janine L.; Parrish, James L., Jr. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2013
This teaching case introduces students to a relatively simple approach to identifying and documenting security requirements within conceptual models that are commonly taught in systems analysis and design courses. An introduction to information security is provided, followed by a classroom example of a fictitious company, "Fun &…
Descriptors: Information Security, Computer Security, Information Technology, Internet
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He, Wu; Yuan, Xiaohong; Yang, Li – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2013
Case-based learning has been widely used in many disciplines. As an effective pedagogical method, case-based learning is also being used to support teaching and learning in the domain of information security. In this paper, we demonstrate case-based learning in information security by sharing our experiences in using a case study to teach security…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Information Security, Internet, Information Technology
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Wang, Shouhong; Wang, Hai – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2011
Given the emergence of service-oriented architecture, IS students need to be knowledgeable of multiple server-side computer programming languages to be able to meet the needs of the job market. This paper outlines the pedagogy of an innovative course of multiple server-side computer languages for the undergraduate IS majors. The paper discusses…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study, Course Descriptions
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Mufeti, Tulimevava Kaunapawa; Mbale, Jameson; Suresh, Nalina – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2011
In an effort to encourage the uptake of technology among its academic community, the University of Namibia (UNAM) introduced the Electronic Notes System (ENS) in the year 2010. The ENS was envisaged as a web-based method of distributing lecture notes to students, where the faculty members would upload the teaching materials and the students would…
Descriptors: Interviews, Electronic Equipment, Computer Science, Foreign Countries
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Abrahams, Alan S.; Singh, Tirna – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2010
Active, experiential learning is an important component in information systems education, ensuring that students gain an appreciation for both practical and theoretical information systems concepts. Typically, students in active, experiential classes engage in real world projects for commercial companies or not-for-profit organizations. In the…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Information Systems, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Harris, Albert L.; Rea, Alan – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Web 2.0 and virtual world technologies are here to stay. Today, our students come to our classroom with a presence on Facebook, the latest concert as a podcast on their MP3 player, and experience playing games in virtual worlds. In some respects, students are more tech-savvy than their Information Systems professors. Research showing the benefits…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Teaching Methods, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Robbins, Russell W.; Butler, Brian S. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Like any infrastructure technology, Virtual World (VW) platforms provide affordances that facilitate some activities and hinder others. Although it is theoretically possible for a VW platform to support all types of activities, designers make choices that lead technologies to be more or less suited for different learning objectives. Virtual World…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Barriers, Educational Objectives, Teaching Methods
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Wagner, Christian; Ip, Rachael K. F. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Virtual worlds, computer-based simulated environments in which users interact via avatars, provide an opportunity for the highly realistic enactment of real life activities online. Unlike computer games, which have a pre-defined purpose, pay-off structure, and action patterns, virtual worlds can leave many of these elements for users to determine.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Information Systems, Student Projects, Assignments