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Reynolds, John H.; Adams, D. Robert; Ferguson, Roger C.; Leidig, Paul M. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
For the past several years, there has been an increase in the number of job opportunities in the computing field. As a result, many schools and universities are facing a significant increase in the number of students seeking to major in one of several computing disciplines. This increase in the numbers and variety of majors in the computing field…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Majors (Students), Computer Science Education, Higher Education
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Hodges, Darin; Corley, Ken – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
A concern among many universities, this study reflects and continues research on the changing attitude and intent of selecting a Computer Information Systems major. Focusing on the gender gap for selection of major for women in this field, studies indicate instrumental beliefs and subjective norms can influence behavior and indicate how selection…
Descriptors: Females, Computer Science Education, Information Science Education, Student Attitudes
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Pike, Jacqueline C.; Spangler, William; Williams, Valerie; Kollar, Robert – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
To create a learning experience which replicates the process by which consultants, systems developers and business end users collaborate to design and implement a business application, a cross-functional student team project was developed and is described. The overall learning experience was distinguished by specific components and characteristics…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Problem Based Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork
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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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Lawler, James; Joseph, Anthony – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Firms in industry continue to be attracted by the benefits of Big Data Analytics. The benefits of Big Data Analytics projects may not be as evident as frequently indicated in the literature. The authors of the study evaluate factors in a customized methodology that may increase the benefits of Big Data Analytics projects. Evaluating firms in the…
Descriptors: Finance Occupations, Data Analysis, Corporations, Governance
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Connolly, Amy J.; Reinicke, Bryan – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
High emotional intelligence ("EQ") is considered one of the greatest strengths of an alpha project manager, yet undergraduate project management students are not directly trained in EQ soft skills such as communication, politics and teamwork. This article describes examples of active learning exercises implemented in an undergraduate IT…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Emotional Intelligence, Skill Development, Information Technology
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Formby, Sam K.; Medlin, B. Dawn; Ellington, Virginia – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Several studies have found that a large percentage of middle-skilled jobs require at least a basic understanding of spreadsheets, and some even advanced level skills. A study was conducted at a four-year university to identify Excel skill sets that were determined as necessary by employers of the university's current students, advisory boards,…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Spreadsheets, Job Skills, College Graduates
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Hill, Stephen; Scott, Rebecca – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Using data from social media can be of great value to businesses and other interested parties. However, harvesting data from social media networks such as Twitter, cleaning the data, and analyzing the data can be difficult. In this article, a step-by-step approach to obtaining data via the Twitter application program interface (API) is described.…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Social Media
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McMaster, Kirby; Sambasivam, Samuel; Rague, Brian; Wolthuis, Stuart – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
In this research, we compare two languages, Java and Python, by performing a content analysis of words in textbooks that describe important programming concepts. Our goal is to determine which language has better textbook support for teaching introductory programming courses. We used the TextSTAT program to count how often our list of concept…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Programming, Content Analysis, Textbooks
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Lang, Guido – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper introduces agile learning, a novel pedagogical approach that applies the processes and principles of agile software development to the context of learning. Agile learning is characterized by short project cycles, called sprints, in which a usable deliverable is fully planned, designed, built, tested, reviewed, and launched. An…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Student Projects, Undergraduate Students
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Javadi, Elahe; Gebauer, Judith; Novotny, Nancy L. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Online discussions enable peer-learning by allowing students to communicate ideas on what they have learned in and beyond the classroom. Peer-learning through online discussions is fostered when online discussions are interactive. Interactivity occurs when students refer to and use perspectives shared by peers, and elaborate, respond to, or…
Descriptors: Interaction, Asynchronous Communication, Peer Influence, Group Discussion
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Adkins, Joni K.; Linville, Diana R. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper reports the findings of a study done to determine if increasing the number of exams in a course had an effect on student grades. Some studies have found that more frequent exams positively influence scores while other studies have found more frequent exams do not make a difference in student achievement. This study examines the impact…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Computer Science Education, Programming, Undergraduate Students
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Kung, LeeAnn; Kung, Hsiang-Jui – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
This paper identifies factors that motivate students to pursue a vendor-endorsed ERP award by integrating concepts from motivation theory and constructs from technology acceptance literature. We developed a web-based survey with closed- and open-ended questions to collect both quantitative and qualitative data, respectively. Students in…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Predictor Variables
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Powell, Loreen; Wimmer, Hayden – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Currently, there are more technology related jobs then there are graduates in supply. The need to understand user acceptance of computing degrees is the first step in increasing enrollment in computing fields. Additionally, valid measurement scales for predicting user acceptance of Information Technology degree programs are required. The majority…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Majors (Students), Information Technology, Enrollment
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Cotler, Jami L.; DiTursi, Dan; Goldstein, Ira; Yates, Jeff; DelBelso, Deb – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
In this paper we examine whether emotional intelligence (EI) can be taught online and, if so, what key variables influence the successful implementation of this online learning model. Using a 3 x 2 factorial quasi-experimental design, this mixed-methods study found that a team-based learning environment using a blended teaching approach, supported…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Emotional Intelligence, Electronic Learning, Teaching Methods
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