Journal of Information Systems Education

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

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, Summer

A Design Thinking Approach to Teaching Knowledge Management
1. INTRODUCTION Design thinking is a rigorous body of knowledge about the design process as a means of approaching managerial problems(Simon 1996). Under a design-thinking paradigm, students would be encouraged to think broadly about problems, develop...
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A Methodology to Assist Faculty in Developing Successful Approaches for Achieving Learner Centered Information Systems Curriculum Outcomes: Team Based Methods
1. IS2002 SPECIFIES DESIRED OUTCOMES Two of the biggest challenges facing any industry are correctly and consistently identifying the knowledge, skills, and abilities(KSAs) needed to perform the job and adequately developing and training its entering...
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A Model for Using a Capstone Experience as One Method of Assessment of an Information Systems Degree Program
1. INTRODUCTION Assessment is an important and integral part of any information systems program and it is what we do as faculty members in each course that we teach. Assessment, however, is more than evaluating student performance in a course or...
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Assessment: Placing the Emphasis on Learning in Information Systems Programs and Classes
1. INTRODUCTION There has been a growing demand for assessment throughout education. From K-12 schools and "No Child Left Behind", to the push from regional accrediting agencies to others like AACSB and ABET, agencies external to the academic environment...
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Direct Assessment of IS Student Learning Using an Integrative Exercise
1. INTRODUCTION The BYU Marriott School offers a curriculum for students pursue a Bachelors degree in Information Systems(IS) through the business school. The curriculum is designed for students to take four "core" courses simultaneously during...
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From Teaching to Learning: Learner-Centered Teaching and Assessment in Information Systems Education
1. FROM TEACHING TO LEARNING Over the last two decades a paradigm shift has been taking place in American higher education. The traditional, still dominant paradigm is the Instruction/Teaching Paradigm. In this paradigm a college is viewed as...
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Integrating Soft Skills Assessment through University, College, and Programmatic Efforts at an AACSB Accredited Institution
1. INTRODUCTION The study of information systems in a university environment contains a complex combination of technical, business, organization, and interpersonal skill requirements. A process for demonstrating success in building those skill sets...
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"One-Size-Does-Not-Fit-All": Teaching MBA Students Different ERP Implementation Strategies
1. INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVE The introduction of information technology(IT), especially enterprise systems such as enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, is a common way of implementing organizational change today(see Markus, 2004). Such enterprise...
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Online Education Forum: Part Two-Teaching Online versus Teaching Conventionally
1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 Online Opportunity Students and faculty are increasingly turning to online education and the Internet to supplement, or even replace, traditional approaches to classroom teaching(Alavi and Leidner, 2001; Altbach, Gumport,...
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On the Design and Development of WEBSEE: A Web-Based Senior Exit Exam for Value-Added Assessment of a CIS Program
1. INTRODUCTION Since the late-1980s, with the emergence of the so-called assessment movement, there has been a growing need for IS departments to develop comprehensive assessment and continuous improvement plans for their programs. This requisite...
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Remote Services, Inc
1. CASE SUMMARY Remote Services, Inc.(RSI) is a computer and office equipment repair company in the tri-city area. RSI has been in business for about five years providing telephone technical support for most name-brand computers, printers, scanners,...
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Using Projects Scoring Rubrics to Assess Student Learning in an Information Systems Program
1. INTRODUCTION Assessment as a term refers to the processes used to determine an individual's mastery of complex activities, generally through observed performance(Ewell, 2002:9). The topic of assessment is gaining importance in the field of education(see...
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Why Is the Learner-Centered Paradigm So Profoundly Important for Information Systems Education?
1. INTRODUCTION The learner-centered approach(Huba and Freed, 2000) with its emphasis on actively engaging the learner in the educational process and on assessing well-defined educational outcomes, represents a paradigm shift in higher education....
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