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Journal of Information Systems Education

Journal publishing applications-oriented and research articles covering information systems education and training topics.

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 4, Winter

A Comparison of Information Systems Programs at AACSB and ACBSP Schools in Relation to IS 2002 Model Curricula
1. INTRODUCTION Despite the downturn following Y2K implementations and claims of increased outsourcing, the overall job market for Information Technology professionals has remained relatively strong. In fact, according to a 2007 report sponsored...
Assessing Students' Learning in MIS Using Concept Mapping
1. INTRODUCTION Increased diversity of students from different cultural backgrounds is pushing universities to internationalize their curriculum to better reflect the global perspective of students' experience. This nurtures graduates to develop...
CFC (Comment-First-Coding)-A Simple Yet Effective Method for Teaching Programming to Information Systems Students
1. INTRODUCTION Building information systems is a significant component of any Information Systems curriculum. There are two aspects of building information systems--(a) design and (b) development. Most Information Systems curricula include a Systems...
Editor's Message
The most important news regarding JISE is that I am retiring as JISE Editor and Jackie Harris is retiring as Assistant Editor. Although we are not retiring from teaching quite yet, we have a couple of things that we want to do before we retire and...
Enabling Business Processes through Information Management and IT Systems: The FastFit and Winter Gear Distributors Case Studies
1. CASE SUMMARIES: The authors introduce the FastFit case in the first week of our entry-level MIS class, as we begin the discussion of information management and IT-enabled business processes within the business. This case presents the scenario...
Filling the Pipeline for IS Professionals: What Can IS Faculty Do?
1. INTRODUCTION There are many reasons why declining enrollments are important to the various disciplines of most universities. At both public and private institutions, for example, enrollments affect the number and timing of course offerings, the...
Interpreting beyond Syntactics: A Semiotic Learning Model for Computer Programming Languages
1. INTRODUCTION For many college students, learning a new programming language and using that language to solve complex problems in an efficient manner can be a difficult or even seemingly impossible task (Robins et al., 2003). For introductory...
Partnering with the Majors: A Process Approach to Increasing IS Enrollment
1. INTRODUCTION Since 2001, enrollment in information systems (IS) programs across the nation has plummeted (George, Valacich and Valor, 2005, Granger et al., 2007, Scott et al., 2009, Choudhury, Lopes and Arthur, Forthcoming) and remains low despite...
The Impact of a Computer Proficiency Exam on Business Students' Admission to and Performance in a Higher-Level IT Course
1. INTRODUCTION The majority of U.S. business schools require freshman and sophomore students to demonstrate proficiency in information technology (IT) as part of their program of study. Students commonly take one or two IT courses during their...
The IS Core: An Integration of the Core IS Courses
1. INTRODUCTION The publication of the IS model curriculum by the Association for Information Systems (Gorgone, et al. 2005) represented a major step forward for IS programs. This document has now gone through several revisions (Couger, et al. 1995;...