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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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Guthrie, Cameron – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2010
Project-based learning has been suggested as an appropriate pedagogy to prepare students in information systems for the realities of the business world. Web-based resources have been used to support such pedagogy with mixed results. The paper argues that the design of web-based learning support to cater to different learning styles may give…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Computer Assisted Instruction, Active Learning, Information Systems
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Pollacia, Lissa; McCallister, Terrie – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Quality Matters[TM] (QM) is a set of standards to measure the quality of instruction and design in online or hybrid courses. Adopted by a growing number of institutions nationwide, QM is based on best practices and instructional design research. To meet or exceed QM standards requires that resources and learning activities in an online course…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Best Practices, Scoring Rubrics, Instructional Design
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Williams, Jo; Chinn, Susan J. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Increased attention to student engagement and active learning strategies have become particularly relevant in today's classroom environments. These approaches are also considered to be meaningful when teaching "net generation" students who have different styles and expectations. This study attempts to address these challenges through the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Information Technology
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Hazari, Sunil; North, Alexa; Moreland, Deborah – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
This exploratory study investigates the potential of Wiki technology as a tool for teaching and learning. Wikis are a component of Web 2.0 technology tools that provide collaborative features and active learning opportunities in a web-based environment. This research study sought to empirically determine the pedagogical value of using Wiki…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Group Dynamics, Internet, Test Reliability
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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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Wang, Yuanqiong; Braman, James – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
Second Life is a three-dimensional (3D) electronic environment where members can socialize, hold virtual meetings, or conduct economic transactions. Utilizing virtual environments like Second Life is believed to provide educators with a new medium for teaching and information dissemination that bypasses the normal boundaries associated with…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Learning Motivation, Virtual Classrooms, Learning Experience
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Dreher, Carl; Reiners, Torsten; Dreher, Naomi; Dreher, Heinz – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2009
The context of Information Communication Technology (ICT) is changing dramatically. Today, Web 2.0 applications such as Facebook and MySpace are used ubiquitously in the general population, and Virtual Worlds are becoming increasingly popular in business, for example via simulations in Second Life. However the capacity of Virtual Worlds is…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Curriculum Design, Student Projects, Student Motivation
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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