Journal of Information Systems Education

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

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 2, Summer

A Realistic Data Cleansing and Preparation Project
1. INTRODUCTION It is common in database courses to use cleansed data stored in well-defined and simplified relations on common domains for lectures and assignments on query languages including SQL. Examples of these well analyzed and abridged 'toy'...
Assessing Information Systems and Computer Information Systems Programs from a Balanced Scorecard Perspective
1. INTRODUCTION People can interpret and apply assessment guidelines, practices and requirements in many ways. Typically, in academia, educational assessment facilitates program quality improvement and accreditation. In this work, the main motivation...
Directors Guild of America Health Plan Eligibility: An IS Analysis and Design Case
1. BACKGROUND The Directors Guild of America Health Plan was founded in 1969 to provide health insurance coverage for eligible Directors Guild of America (DGA or Guild) union members and their beneficiaries. It was a natural extension of the original...
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The students are back!! Well, at least here in Virginia. It is always an exciting time of year when classes begin. I miss my students and am glad when they stop by my office to say hello and tell me about their summer. I love seeing the "before" and...
Enhancing Knowledge Integration with REA Modeling in an AIS Project
1. INTRODUCTION The ability to document information systems and process mapping are important skills, and are critical to understanding the accounting system and its controls. In this project, students use the REA modeling approach to construct...
Experience Is a Good Teacher: Integrating Service and Learning in Information Systems Education
1. INTRODUCTION They could pass examinations and "learn" all this stuff, and not know anything at all. Richard Feynman Researchers have long understood that students can recall information learned from lectures and textbook readings, with...
IT Leaders: Who Are They and Where Do They Come From?
1. INTRODUCTION The field of Information Systems (IS) has grown phenomenally within the past several decades, and IS researchers have investigated various aspects relating to this growth. One of these research domains addresses the career paths...
Knowledge and Skill Requirements for Entry-Level IT Workers: A Longitudinal Study
1. INTRODUCTION In a recent Point/Counterpoint article in Communications of the Association of Computing Machinery, Andriole (Andriole and Roberts, 2008a) suggests the field of information technology (IT) is changing, and information systems (IS)...
Recruiters' Perceptions of Information Systems Graduates with Traditional and Online Education
1. INTRODUCTION Online learning has experienced strong growth in recent years. Institutions of higher education are continuing to expand their offerings of online courses and degrees, thereby encouraging students to enroll in online courses. A 2011...
Simulated Audits to Engage Students in IT Governance and Assurance Courses
1. INTRODUCTION Information technology (IT) governance and assurance is a corporate function that has been growing in importance for the past decade as the public accounting industry continues to refine and enhance its portfolio of service offerings...
Teaching ERP Systems: Results of a Survey at Research-Oriented Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany
1. MOTIVATION Today, standardized enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are being used in a majority of enterprises. For example, more than 92 percent of all German industrial enterprises use ERP systems (Konradin, 2009). Due to this strong...
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