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Marquardson, Jim; Schuetzler, Ryan M. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
Learning by teaching is a pedagogical technique that encourages mastery of a topic by having students teach each other. Student presentations, group discussions, and face-to-face teaching are frequently used to have students teach their peers. In this paper, we describe the use of a novel assignment to implement learning by teaching. In a course…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Assignments, Tutorial Programs, Open Educational Resources
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Wang, Shouhong; Wang, Hai – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
Business schools are increasingly establishing MBA business analytics programs. This article discusses the importance of a sufficient body of knowledge about databases for MBA business analytics students. It presents the pedagogical design and the teaching method of a module of database-centric OLAP (online analytical process) for an MBA business…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Databases, Teaching Methods
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Pessoa, Silvia; Gomez-Laich, Maria Pia; Liginlal, Divakaran; Mitchell, Thomas D. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
In this paper, we present a collaboration between writing professors and an information systems (IS) professor to scaffold case analysis writing at an American English-medium branch campus in the Middle East. We describe our process for revising the professor's writing assignment to make his expectations more explicit and for creating scaffolding…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Feedback (Response), Writing Workshops, North American English
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Ezell, Jeremy D.; Lending, Diane; Dillon, Thomas W.; May, Jeffrey; Hurney, Carol A.; Fulcher, Keston H. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
The ability to elicit information systems requirements is a necessary learning objective for students in a contemporary information systems curriculum, and is a skill vital to their careers. Common challenges in teaching this skill include both the lack of structure and guidance in information systems textbooks as well as the view that a student's…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Systems Analysis
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Topi, Heikki – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
This essay discusses the current state of and potential future directions for information systems education structured around several key themes that have emerged as central in several large-scale IS education initiatives over the past 15 years. The core idea that connects all of these themes is the centrality of IS as a transformative enabler for…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Computer Science Education, Educational Trends, State of the Art Reviews
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Conrad, Colin; Bliemel, Michael; Ali-Hassan, Hossam – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
The expansion of technical concepts into everyday business practices suggests a need for effectively teaching difficult subjects to non-technical users. This paper describes hands-on analogy, an innovative method for teaching technically difficult concepts using interactive, experiential learning activities and a gamified exercise. We demonstrate…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Business Administration Education, Data Processing, Logical Thinking
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Wierschem, David; Mediavilla, Francis A. Mendez – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Employers demand for skilled technology workers has never been higher. Opportunities for individuals interested in working in technology to acquire the requisite skills have expanded to meet the increased demand. The expansion of training offerings calls into question the quality of new ventures such as coding academies and the necessity of…
Descriptors: Entry Workers, Skilled Workers, Information Technology, Job Skills
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Bere, Aaron – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
The high proliferation of mobile instant messaging (MIM) among university students creates opportunities for a new wave of mobile learning. However, correlational methods for assessing factors that influence student performance impacts on MIM platforms for learning are blurry. The task-technology fit theory has been widely used in the past in…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Carpenter, Darrell; Young, Diana K.; McLeod, Alexander; Maasberg, Michele – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
The IT industry struggles to attract qualified talent despite an exceptional outlook in terms of both job availability and compensation. Similarly, post-secondary academic institutions report difficulties recruiting students for IT majors. One potential reason for this is that current career counseling practices do not adequately convey relevant…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Career Counseling, Prediction, Models
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Marshall, Thomas E.; Drum, Dawna M.; Lambert, Sherwood L.; Morris, Steven A. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
This case addresses the critical topic in education of developing students' skills and capabilities associated with enterprise-level business intelligence systems and associated internal control concerns. The experiences of using a business intelligence,task-based activity in an interdisciplinary curriculum model are presented and discussed.…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Accounting, Information Systems
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Spears, Janine L. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2018
Students need real-world experience. Industry needs graduating students entering the workforce to be skilled in relevant subject matter, critical thinking, and communication skills. Community-based nonprofit organizations, as well as small businesses, need help in building organizational capacity. Instructors also benefit from periodic observation…
Descriptors: Information Security, Service Learning, Relevance (Education), Capacity Building
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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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