Journal of Information Systems Education

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

Articles from Vol. 20, No. 3, Fall

An Approach to Reducing Cognitive Load in the Teaching of Introductory Database Concepts
1. INTRODUCTION As noted by Merrill (2002) in his synthesis of the past several years of instructional design theories and models, the engagement of learners in real-world problems promotes learning. Merrill defines a real-world problem as one in...
An Exploratory Review of Design Principles in Constructivist Gaming Learning Environments
1. INTRODUCTION "This is so boring." Many students who are being taught with the traditional education system echo this sentiment. Therefore, it is extremely important that the educator gives meaning to the knowledge being taught, in other words,...
An Inexpensive Device for Teaching Public Key Encryption
1. INTRODUCTION Information Assurance (IA), the general problem of maintaining information system security, is an important topic for Information Systems (IS) majors as well as for general business students. While there is a considerable student...
Desirable ICT Graduate Attributes: Theory vs. Practice
1. INTRODUCTION ICT graduates seeking employment are faced with the challenge of addressing the selection criteria of prospective employers, typically through responding to advertisements placed on the internet. Although this is only the first phase...
Improving the Communication Skills of IS Developers during Requirements Elicitation Using Experiential Learning
1. INTRODUCTION Many failures in the development of Information Systems (IS) are reported to be attributed to several factors such as incomplete requirements specification, lack of appropriate development methodology, poor design, miscommunication,...
Interdisciplinary Student Teams Projects: A Case Study
1. INTRODUCTION Organizations rely on teamwork to accomplish the work that ultimately makes the firm thrive and maintain success (Chen et al., 2008). Thus, it is important for college graduates to possess the skills needed to help them function...
Knowledge and Skill Requirements for Entry-Level Information Technology Workers: A Comparison of Industry and Academia
1. INTRODUCTION Enrollments in Information Technology (IT)-related academic programs have declined significantly in recent years, (Granger, et al., 2007; Patterson, 2005; Pollacia and Russell, 2007). Several studies have investigated potential causes...
Migrating Legacy Systems in the Global Merger & Acquisition Environment
1. INTRODUCTION After the merger and acquisition (M&A) that involved WorldPharma acquiring and merging with CB Medicine and PharmaTech (we disguise the names of the three pharmaceutical companies in this case to protect their identities), a...
MIS versus Computer Science: An Empirical Comparison of the Influences on the Students' Choice of Major
1. INTRODUCTION The recent history of declining enrollments has plagued Management Information Systems (MIS) and Computer Science (CS) departments in American colleges and universities. This trend is particularly alarming in light of the recent...
Practicing Learner-Centered Teaching: Pedagogical Design and Assessment of a Second Life Project
1. INTRODUCTION: LEARNER-CENTERED TEACHING Learner-centered teaching methodology represents an educational and instructional philosophy in which the key elements of teaching and learning in the traditional teacher-centered format of education are...
The Importance of Synchronous Interaction for Student Satisfaction with Course Web Sites
As more affordable synchronous communications are becoming available, the use of synchronous interactions has not been noted in course Web sites as often as asynchronous communications. Previous research indicated that the integration of synchronous...
Virtualization Technologies in Information Systems Education
1. INTRODUCTION Information systems educators often encounter control and management issues with regard to shared computers in university laboratories; when students use computers in laboratories, they are using equipment that must be available...