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Reinicke, Bryan; Baker, Elizabeth; Toothman, Callie – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
Professors teaching cyber security classes often face challenges when developing workshops for their students: How does one quickly and efficiently configure and deploy an operating system for a temporary learning/testing environment? Faculty teaching these classes spend countless hours installing, configuring and deploying multiple system…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Information Security, Computer Simulation, Workshops
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Morris, Gerard; Fustos, Janos; Haga, Wayne – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
One definition of a network administrator describes a person who works with computer infrastructures with an emphasis on networking. To determine the specific skills required of a network administrator by employers, data was collected from 698 nationwide job advertisements on Dice.com. The data collection focused on technical skills rather than…
Descriptors: Skill Analysis, Job Skills, Database Management Systems, Information Networks
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Brooks, Nita G.; Seipel, Scott J. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
Grit has been highlighted in recent research as a distinct trait believed to be associated with performance and success factors above and beyond those explained by cognitive ability. It focuses on the dedication required to meet long-term goals and is represented by two subscales: consistency of interest and perseverance of effort. The overall…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Information Science Education, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
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McMaster, Kirby; Rague, Brian; Wolthuis, Stuart L.; Sambasivam, Samuel – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
This research study provides an examination of the relatively new fields of Data Analytics and Data Science. We compare word rates in Data Analytics and Data Science documents to determine which concepts are mentioned most often. The most frequent concept in both fields is "data." The word rate for "data" is more than twice the…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Comparative Analysis, Statistics
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Du, Jie; Wimmer, Hayden; Rada, Roy – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
This study investigates the delivery of the "Hour of Code" tutorials to college students. The college students who participated in this study were surveyed about their opinion of the Hour of Code. First, the students' comments were discussed. Next, a content analysis of the offered tutorials highlights their reliance on visual…
Descriptors: College Students, Tutorial Programs, Student Surveys, Computer Games
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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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Yap, Alexander Y.; Drye, Sherrie L. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
This research shares the challenges of bringing in real-world big business data into the classroom so students can experience how today's business decisions can improve with the strategic use of data analytics. Finding a true big data set that provides real world business transactions and operational data has been a challenge for academics…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Data Analysis, Data Collection
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Mahatanankoon, Pruthikrai; Hunter, William; El-Zanati, Saad – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
Our nation's competitive edge is highly dependent on the success of STEM education and the ability of information technology (IT) graduates to find jobs. The School of Information Technology at Illinois State University (ISU) is strategically positioned to offer S-STEM scholarships to talented, financially disadvantaged students in the IT…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Information Technology, STEM Education, Grants
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Landry, Jeffrey P.; Pardue, J. Harold; Daigle, Roy J. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
Bart Longenecker was one of the most influential Information Systems (IS) educators ever. Renowned for his decades of work on IS model curricula, Bart died in 2016 after a 44-year career. This paper traces the life's work of this EDSIG Fellow and Professor Emeritus to capture his IS education legacy.
Descriptors: Information Systems, Biographies, Curriculum Development, Models
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Tannehill, Darcy B.; Serapiglia, Constance P.; Guiler, Jeffery K. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
Higher education has enrolled an increasing number of students in recent years through programs utilizing online delivery. This increase has occurred at both non-profit and for-profit institutions. Almost every department at every institution has some involvement with online education. A comparison of three quite different institutions, all…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Higher Education, Administrator Role, Teacher Role
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Parks, Rachida F.; Ceccucci, Wendy; McCarthy, Richard – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
Companies are collecting data at a greater pace and volume than ever before. However, they are struggling to develop expertise and the know-how to aggregate, analyze and more importantly provide executives and managers with the insights needed for informed decision making. As a result, the need for data analysts has never been higher. In fact, the…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Business Schools, Masters Programs, College Curriculum
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Joseph, Anthony; Lawler, James – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
College does not bestow enough engagement of computer science and information systems students with higher-functioning people with disabilities. Information systems students without disabilities do not have enough experiences in diversity with equivalently skilled students with disabilities. In this paper, the authors expand the knowledge of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Information Science Education, Information Systems, Films
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Schwieger, Dana; Ladwig, Christine – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
As the next generation of college students prepare to embark on institutions of higher education, colleges and universities are faced with significant budget cuts and state expectations for increased fiscal efficiencies and student graduation rates. A greater emphasis is being placed on improving methods for attracting new students and retaining…
Descriptors: College Students, Generational Differences, Student Recruitment, Career Readiness
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Schwieger, Dana; Liu, Ziping – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
The case provides a realistic scenario that can be used in a systems analysis and design, accounting information systems or graduate level management information systems course. The case details the steps in the revenue and expense cycle processes of a health supply wholesale company providing students with the opportunity to map the business…
Descriptors: Systems Development, Data Processing, Health Services, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Serapiglia, Anthony – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
The following is an applied database scenario based on a single season in the FIA Formula One (F1) World Championship of auto racing. This scenario builds database understanding and skills through data modeling, data acquisition, creation of a database schema through a database management system, query construction, and report creation. In the…
Descriptors: Database Management Systems, Database Design, Motor Vehicles, Competition
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