Journal of Information Systems Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, Spring

Analysis of Skills Requirement for Entry-Level Programmer/analysts in Fortune 500 Corporations
1. INTRODUCTION The ongoing transformation in the nature of required job skills has been driven by sweeping changes in new technologies as well as by competition among companies driven to innovate by continuously upgrading and differentiating their...
Assessing Individual-Level Factors Supporting Student Intrinsic Motivation in Online Discussions: A Qualitative Study
1. INTRODUCTION Today's learning environments have the technological means to open learning to the world and support interaction styles that are fundamentally different from those of a traditional classroom environment and no longer need to conform...
Clicking to Learn: A Case Study of Embedding Radio-Frequency Based Clickers in an Introductory Management Information Systems Course
1. INTRODUCTION The challenges associated with teaching core introductory management information systems (MIS) courses are shared by many. After acclimating to the sheer size of the lecture room and the volume of students (often with triple digit...
Defining Projects to Integrate Evolving Team Fundamentals and Project Management Skills
1. INTRODUCTION A goal of undergraduate curriculums such as Information Sciences/Information Technology and Business is to prepare students for entry into the workforce. In addition to technical skills, industry is demanding entry level workers...
First Impressions: An Alternative Way to Start a Systems Development Course
1. INTRODUCTION The old saying, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression" certainly is true. It also applies when it comes to the very first meeting of any college course. Much of what happens over the rest of the semester is an...
Incorporating Virtual Teamwork Training into MIS Curricula
1. INTRODUCTION Over the past decade, advancements in IT have driven an escalating industry trend toward the use of virtual teams to carry out virtual/distributed projects (Evaristo and Fenema 1999; Powell, Piccoli and Ives 2004). Evidence of this...
Opening the Classroom
1. INTRODUCTION Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand. --Confucius, 450 B.C. Sometimes there is a confluence of technology and ideas that provides an opportunity for a significant positive...
Part One-The Shift toward Online Education
1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 The Sloan Consortium The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation sponsors an organization of leading universities committed to quality online education called the Sloan Consortium (or Sloan-C). This consortium conducts research and publishes...
Proposing a New Framework and an Innovative Approach to Teaching Reengineering and ERP Implementation Concepts
1. INTRODUCTION Over the last decade, numerous organizations have significantly changed their business processes in order to remain competitive in the global market. Such process improvements were obtained mainly by combining business process reengineering...
The Impact of Students' Perceived Computer Experience on Behavior and Performance in an Introductory Information Systems Course
1. INTRODUCTION The introductory information systems (IS) course is a key component both of business school curricula and of the curriculum for IS majors. It is extraordinarily important that it is successfully taught, both because it is often the...
Why Are Students Not Majoring in Information Systems?
1. INTRODUCTION Recently, there has been much discussion in the popular and business press regarding the demise of the American technology worker (Engardio, et al., 2003), particularly workers in the information technology profession (Baker and...