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Mitchell, Alanah; Benyon, Rob – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Increasingly, today's information systems (IS) programs are focused on making sure students are graduating with well-developed soft skills. One of these necessary soft skills is intercultural communication, which is the ability to communicate with people from different cultures. This teaching tip presents an assignment designed to increase the…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Information Science Education, Cultural Awareness, Video Technology
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Thouin, Mark F.; Hefley, William E.; Raghunathan, Srinivasan – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
This study examines student preferences regarding graduate management information systems (MIS) education. One hundred and eighty four graduate students responded to a survey exploring student attitudes towards degree program content, delivery format, and peer group interaction. Study results indicate that students prefer a program with an even…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Graduate Study, Program Design, Management Information Systems
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Miller, Robert E.; Dunn, Paul – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
This teaching case describes the functionality of an applicant processing system designed for a fictitious hotel chain. The system detailed in the case includes a webform where applicants complete and submit job applications. The system also includes a desktop application used by hotel managers and Human Resources to track applications and process…
Descriptors: Job Application, Hospitality Occupations, Computer System Design, Online Systems
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Frydenberg, Mark; Andone, Diana – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Augmented and virtual reality applications bring new insights to real world objects and scenarios. This paper shares research results of the TalkTech project, an ongoing study investigating the impact of learning about new technologies as members of global communities. This study shares results of a collaborative learning project about augmented…
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation, Global Approach, Communities of Practice
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Plachkinova, Miloslava; Maurer, Chris – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
This case study follows the security breach that affected Target at the end of 2013 and resulted in the loss of financial data for over 70 million customers. The case provides an overview of the company and describes the reasons that led to one of the biggest security breaches in history. It offers a discussion on Target's vendor management…
Descriptors: Information Security, Information Systems, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Online Vendors
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Sharp, Jason H.; Lang, Guido – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Agile software development methods are widespread in industry, and there is a wealth of academic research and practitioner publications currently available from this perspective. With the rise of Agile within companies worldwide, it is increasingly important for information systems education to keep up with this trend to ensure curriculum and…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Systems
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Taipalus, Toni; Seppänen, Ville; Pirhonen, Maritta – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Uncertain and ambiguous environments are commonplace in information systems development (ISD) projects, and while different Agile frameworks welcome changes in organizational, technical, and business environments, the incurred uncertainty is known to negatively affect the development process and the quality of the final product. The effects of…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Problem Based Learning, Information Systems, Simulation
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Magana, Alejandra J.; Seah, Ying Ying; Thomas, Paul – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Agile methods such as Scrum that emphasize technical, communication, and teamwork skills have been practiced by IT professionals to effectively deliver software products of good quality. The same methods combined with pedagogies of engagement can potentially be used in the setting of higher education to promote effective group learning in software…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Class Activities, Design, Teaching Methods
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Schmitz, Kurt – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Agile Project Management methods and processes that emphasize action and feedback over planning continue to gain prominence for Information Systems projects. This topic is an ideal candidate to lead the evolution of project management instruction from teaching "about" to learning "how to." This paper describes a role-play…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Program Administration, Information Systems, Teaching Methods
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Chen, Kuanchin; Rea, Alan – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Agile methods and approaches such as eXtreme programming (XP) have become the norm for successful organizations not only in the software industry but also for businesses seeking to improve internal software processes. Pair programming in some form is touted as a major functionality and productivity improvement. However, numerous studies show that…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Programming, Coding, Information Systems
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Linden, Tanya – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Academics teaching software development courses are experimenting with teaching methods aiming to improve students' learning experience and learning outcomes. Since Agile software development is gaining popularity in industry due to positive effects on managing projects, academics implement similar Agile approaches in student-centered learning…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Teaching Methods, Program Administration, Student Centered Learning
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Sibona, Christopher; Pourreza, Saba; Hill, Stephen – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Scrum is a popular project management model for iterative delivery of software that subscribes to Agile principles. This paper describes an origami active learning exercise to teach the principles of Scrum in management information systems courses. The exercise shows students how Agile methods respond to changes in requirements during project…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Computer Software, Active Learning, Learning Activities
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Gomillion, David L. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2017
Administrator Jennifer Stanton attempts to adopt an Electronic Health Records system at ComprehensiveCare, a multispecialty healthcare practice. Consultants from the vendor provide guidance to the organization, but do not provide that guidance in a way that the non-technical administrator understands. The project experiences escalation of…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Records (Forms), Case Studies, Information Management
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Ayyagari, Ramakrishna; Figueroa, Norilyz – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2017
Information Security issues are one of the top concerns of CEOs. Accordingly, information systems education and research have addressed security issues. One of the main areas of research is the behavioral issues in Information Security, primarily focusing on users' compliance to information security policies. We contribute to this literature by…
Descriptors: Information Security, Evidence, Information Science Education, Information Policy
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Knapp, Kenneth J.; Maurer, Christopher; Plachkinova, Miloslava – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2017
Much has been published about developing a cybersecurity curriculum for institutes of higher learning (IHL). Now that a growing number of IHLs globally offer such programs, a need exists on how to guide, maintain, and improve the relevancy of existing curricula. Just as cybersecurity professionals must be hone their skills continually to keep with…
Descriptors: Information Security, Computer Security, Computer Science Education, Certification
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