Journal of Information Systems Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 1, Spring

A Network Implementation Class Exercise: BusinessQuest Business Incubator, LLC
1. CASE SUMMARY This paper describes a class exercise that requires student teams to implement a data network that addresses a realistic business problem. The business client is an entrepreneurial incubator company called BusinessQuest, LLC. In...
Building Real World Domain-Specific Social Network Websites as a Capstone Project
1. INTRODUCTION Real world domain-specific applications have frequently been used as capstone projects in many universities (Beasley 2003; Conn 2004; Hadfield and Jensen 2007; Leidig et al. 2006; Myers 2003; Reichlmay 2006). In these projects, students...
Business Faculty and Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Online Learning: A Comparative Study
1. INTRODUCTION The ever-increasing popularity of online programs may be due to the rising number of adults who, both for personal or professional reasons, wish to earn a college degree, but are unable to relinquish their full-time jobs and attend...
Designing IS Curricula for Practical Relevance: Applying Baseball's "Moneyball" Theory
1. INTRODUCTION Baseball's "Moneyball" theory (Lewis, 2003) states that baseball teams, scouts, and managers overvalue some attributes (such as batting average and runs batted in) while undervaluing other attributes (such as walks and on-base percentage)....
Enhancing Knowledge Integration: An Information System Capstone Project
1. PROJECT SUMMARY Tiny Tots, Inc. (TTI) is a hypothetical retail marketing chain selling the latest fashions in children's clothing. To help executives evaluate and manage its 16 stores, TTI has requested your consulting team to design and build...
Moral Problems Perceived by Industry in Collaboration with a Student Group: Balancing between Beneficial Objectives and Upholding Relations
1. INTRODUCTION Successful industry-university collaboration benefits all parties (Slotte and Tynjala, 2003). The industry partners may acquire broad and profound theoretical knowledge and a more skilled workforce, for example. Universities could...
Synthesizing Huber's Problem Solving and Kolb's Learning Cycle: A Balanced Approach to Technical Problem Solving
1. INTRODUCTION One of the most important skills in Internet Protocol (IP) network design and configuration is subnetting, that is, dividing an IP network into smaller networks in a hierarchy, parts of which can be managed separately. Subnetting...
The Effects of Flow on Learning Outcomes in an Online Information Management Course
1. INTRODUCTION Web-based courses are being offered by colleges and universities as a means of delivering education to students facing location and time constraints (Carr, 2000; Honan, 1997). For example, web-based classes are becoming popular in...
Usability-A Teaching and School Service Project
1. INTRODUCTION Usability of information systems (IS) is becoming increasingly important as a discipline as more business processes, educational research, and amusement choices are located on the web. However, usability is not (formally) a component...
Using Google AdWords in the MBA MIS Course
1. INTRODUCTION Sponsored search is an innovative information seeking paradigm of growing global economic impact. This article discusses a vehicle to explore this unique medium as an educational opportunity for students and professors. Based on...
Using Word Scrambles as an Information Systems Creativity Warm-Up Exercise
1. INTRODUCTION Proposed herein is a creativity warm-up exercise for use in the introductory information systems courses. The exercise may be useful as an application of Albert Einstein's famous quote about computers. Over sixty years ago, Einstein...