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Bell, Natalia; Liu, Michelle; Murphy, Diane – Information Systems Education Journal, 2022
Information technology (IT) plays an increasingly significant role in today's world. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased that reliance. Employers in all industries are struggling with considerable shortages of skilled IT workers and are seeking innovative alternatives to meet these needs. Digital badging and micro-credentials have emerged as an…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Job Skills, Recognition (Achievement), Evaluation Methods
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Woods, David M. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2022
Students studying technical fields like IS/IT (Information Systems/Information Technology) face the challenge of showing potential employers that they have done work for real clients, not just course projects that are never used. At the same time, instructors face the challenge of actively engaging students in learning course content and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Information Technology, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Janicki, Thomas; Cummings, Jeffrey – Information Systems Education Journal, 2022
As the skills and competencies needed by Information Systems (IS) undergraduates continues to grow, various IS professional societies have developed recommendations which are updated on a periodic basis. These recommendations known as 'model curricula' are a guide for faculty and institutions to consider when developing or evaluating the…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Information Systems, Computer Software, Undergraduate Students
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Burns, Timothy; Sherman, Cherie – Information Systems Education Journal, 2022
This article presents the details of a business analytics minor that we created at our institution in the fall of 2019. In the two years since, our program has successfully met our enrollment goals. Out of over 50 minors offered at our institution, our business analytics minor is currently ranked fourth in enrollment. In this article we will…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Business Administration Education, Data Analysis, Course Descriptions
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Lazrig, Ibrahim; Humpherys, Sean L. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2022
Can sentiment analysis be used in an educational context to help teachers and researchers evaluate students' learning experiences? Are sentiment analyzing algorithms accurate enough to replace multiple human raters in educational research? A dataset of 333 students evaluating a learning experience was acquired with positive, negative, and neutral…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Analytics, Educational Research, Learning Experience
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Draus, Peter; Mishra, Sushma; Slonka, Kevin; Bromall, Natalya – Information Systems Education Journal, 2022
Information Technology (IT) skills gap discourse suggests a mismatch between what students are acquiring in terms of knowledge and skills in their education versus what employers believe are useful skills for doing day to day tasks. This study builds upon previous research (analyzing the skills of college students in IT-related majors) by…
Descriptors: Skills, Achievement Gap, Employment Qualifications, Information Technology
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Matta, Vic; Palvia, Shailendra – Information Systems Education Journal, 2022
The recent pandemic compelled educational institutions all over the world to shift to online instruction. And now institutions find themselves trying to answer questions like how should we proceed when we come back to normal? Which online instructional innovations should we keep? This research attempts to answer those questions by comparing three…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
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Dawar, Deepak – Information Systems Education Journal, 2022
Learning computer programming is a challenging task for most beginners. Demotivation and learned helplessness are pretty common. A novel instructional technique that leverages the value-expectancy motivational model of student learning was conceptualized by the author to counter the lack of motivation in the introductory class. The result was a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses, Computer Science Education, Assignments
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Slonka, Kevin; Bhatnagar, Neelima – Information Systems Education Journal, 2022
The introductory Information Systems (IS) course is a critical course at the beginning of every IS/IT major's degree. While many textbooks exist that are focused solely on this course, they all vary in the covered topics and the depth of material. This research examined most major textbooks focused on the introductory course and, through…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Information Systems, Information Technology, Majors (Students)
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Lang, Guido; Sharp, Jason H. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2022
This study aims to shed light on what students like and dislike in coding bootcamps. A qualitative content analysis of student reviews for coding bootcamps was conducted, resulting in a research model and survey instrument consisting of fourteen factors that are proposed to affect coding bootcamp satisfaction. The proposed satisfaction factors…
Descriptors: Coding, Programming, Program Length, Student Satisfaction
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Poe, Laura F.; Brooks, Nita G.; Korzaan, Melinda; Hulshult, Andrea R.; Woods, David M. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2021
The growth-mindset was examined to determine student perception of success by incorporating goalsetting activities into the course curriculum. Faculty at three universities conducted a mixed methods study to examine the extent to which reflection and planning activities designed to engage a growth-mindset focus through setting SMART (Specific,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Reflection, Planning, Student Attitudes
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Lang, Guido; Sharp, Jason H. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2021
This paper provides the results of an empirical investigation comparing first-year earnings of Information Systems (IS) graduates to other business majors and examining the extent to which characteristics of the major curriculum affect first-year earnings of IS graduates. The analysis combined first-year earnings data for almost 7,000 IS graduates…
Descriptors: Curriculum Evaluation, College Curriculum, College Graduates, Salaries
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Bekkering, Ernst; Ward, Ted – Information Systems Education Journal, 2021
Student attendance in class, and participation while in class, are predictors of student performance. Last year, we reported on a new measure combining class attendance and attentiveness while in class and used this participation score as a predictor of student performance on the final exam in the class. This year, we follow up by analyzing data…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Academic Achievement, Grade Prediction, Attention Control
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Boardman, Kristi L.; Vargas, Stephanie A.; Cotler, Jami L.; Burshteyn, Dmitry; College, Siena – Information Systems Education Journal, 2021
This study took place at an undergraduate liberal arts college that switched to emergency online learning during the Spring 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All students were forced to leave campus and attend classes remotely. The participants were 109 undergraduate students ranging from 18 to 22 years of age. An online survey was…
Descriptors: Emergency Programs, Distance Education, Online Courses, COVID-19
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Xu, Jennifer; Frydenberg, Mark – Information Systems Education Journal, 2021
Recent years have witnessed a growing demand for business analytics-oriented curricula. This paper presents the implementation of an introductory Python course at a business university and the attempt to elevate the course's relevance by introducing data analytics topics. The results from a survey of 64 undergraduate students of the course are…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Computer Science Education, Information Systems, Relevance (Education)
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