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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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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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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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Lawler, James P.; Molluzzo, John C.; Doshi, Vijal – Information Systems Education Journal, 2012
Social networking on the Internet continues to be a frequent avenue of communication, especially among Net Generation consumers, giving benefits both personal and professional. The benefits may be eventually hindered by issues in information gathering and sharing on social networking sites. This study evaluates the perceptions of students taking a…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Privacy, Information Security, Student Attitudes
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Shannon, Li-Jen; Bennett, Judith – Information Systems Education Journal, 2012
A majority of incoming college freshmen and sophomores have not applied their critical thinking skills as part of their learning process. This paper investigates how students acquire their critical thinking skills while facing the copyright, fair use, and internet security challenges in this contemporary digital society. The findings show that 90…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Case Studies, Computer Science Education
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Shannon, Li-Jen; Schneider, Solomon; Bennett, Judith F. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
This study examined the status of critical thinking (CT) and reasoning skills in information communication and technology (ICT) for 190 college students in a higher education system. It analyzed how the students performed in CT, reasoning, and internet copyright and ethical issues. A CT assessment was designed to analyze the CT and reasoning…
Descriptors: College Students, Information Technology, Critical Thinking, Abstract Reasoning
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Abrahams, Alan – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
In this paper, we review a variety of e-commerce startups created by senior information systems students, under the author's guidance, over a number of years at multiple universities. We compare the characteristics of the start-ups and comment on various factors which appear to have contributed to their success or failure. Our recommendations are…
Descriptors: Information Systems, College Students, Internet, Small Businesses
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Davis, Gary Alan; Kovacs, Paul J.; Scarpino, John; Turchek, John C. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
The emergence of increasingly sophisticated communication technologies and the media-rich extensions of the World Wide Web have prompted universities to use alternatives to the traditional classroom teaching and learning methods. This demand for alternative delivery methods has led to the development of a wide range of eLearning techniques.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Information Technology, Information Systems, Internet
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Umapathy, Karthikeyan; Wallace, F. Layne – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
Web applications have become commonplace in the Information Systems curriculum. Much of the discussion about Web development for capstone courses has centered on the scripting tools. Very little has been discussed about different ways to incorporate the Web server into Web application development courses. In this paper, three different ways of…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Internet, Computer Science Education, Curriculum