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Ward, Yaprak Dalat; Ward, James G.; Lester, Li-Jen; Tao, Minghao – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
This study explored the use of a web-based tool, VoiceThread, as it relates to enhancing active learning and learner engagement in two online business courses. VoiceThread was integrated into various learner-centered activities supporting learner-learner, learner-content and learner-instructor interactions as part of an online course improvement…
Descriptors: College Students, Business Administration Education, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Adkins, Joni K.; Tu, Cindy – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
This paper outlines the content of a Master of Science in Information System degree and the development and deployment of the first two iterations of the capstone course. Research shows that a capstone course can be valuable for both students and future employers. The steps taken to prepare for the course and set up the capstone course are…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Information Science Education, Capstone Experiences
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Leon, Steven; Xiong, Jason – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Business school students in Computer Information Systems (CIS) majors are empowered to meet the demands of Information Technology with both technical skills and business expertise. Competition from other college majors makes recruiting CIS majors in business schools challenging. This research improves the effectiveness of CIS recruitment programs…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Recruitment, Information Systems, Computer Science Education
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Sharp, Jason H. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
With the recent renewed interest in programming, online learning environments like Codecademy have become quite popular, boasting some 25 million members worldwide. The purpose of this paper is to describe the author's experience using Codecademy Interactive Lessons as an instructional supplement in an introductory Python programming course. The…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, Introductory Courses
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Brown, Randy – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Information Security has been a challenge since humans began keeping information. With the advent of computerized data and computer networks, that challenge has increased dramatically. Not only are more breaches occurring, but public knowledge about those breaches is now commonplace adding to virtual hysteria concerning data and information…
Descriptors: Computer Security, Information Security, Professional Personnel, Specialists
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Javadi, Elahe; Gebauer, Judith; Novotny, Nancy L. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Upward and downward social comparison mechanisms may positively affect student performance in course-related work. However, research is not conclusive about whether the negative effects that can also be caused by comparison outweigh the benefits. In this research project, we combined social comparison with detailed informational feedback on a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Computer Mediated Communication, Goal Orientation, Concept Formation
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Sorkin, Sylvia; Braman, James; Yancy, Barbara – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
This paper describes the results of a four-year follow-up of need-based scholarship awardees at a community college as they made progress toward their goal of associate's degrees and/or bachelor's degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. From 2014 through 2018, through National Science Foundation funding,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, STEM Education, Scholarships, Community Colleges
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Marquardson, Jim; Gomillion, David L. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Simulated environments can provide a convenient, effective way to teach skills. Simulations have been used for decades to teach skills such as piloting aircraft. As technology has improved, it has become feasible to simulate many other tasks. Recent advances in virtual and augmented reality provide new avenues for expanding training using…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training, Introductory Courses
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Lester, Li-Jen; Dalat-Ward, Yaprak – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Cyberethics in IT remains a hot-button issue for higher education institutions and governments worldwide as high numbers of violations continue to surface globally. Since unethical behavior in IT knows no boundaries and college students are a growing portion of the population of cybercitizens studies in cyberethics is a necessity. By reinforcing…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Ethics, Information Technology, College Students
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Goldstein, Ira – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Computer Science students need to acquire knowledge about both the hardware and software aspects of computing systems. It is necessary for them to understand how each layer interacts with one another. However, since Graphical User Interfaces have become ubiquitous, the opportunities to interact with the computer via a command prompt as part of…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Computer Software, Introductory Courses, Programming
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McCarthy, Richard; Ceccucci, Wendy; McCarthy, Mary; Halawi, Leila – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Automobile Insurance fraud costs the insurance industry billions of dollars annually. This case study addresses claim fraud based on data extracted from Alpha Insurance's automobile claim database. Students are provided the business problem and data sets. Initially, the students are required to develop their hypotheses and analyze the data. This…
Descriptors: Motor Vehicles, Insurance, Deception, Models
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Ghosh, Biswadip – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
The board of Fiserv (an investment management company) has already decided to close the business no matter what. Agile Financials has agreed to buyout Fiserv and retain part of the Fiserv staff if the purchase deal closes. However, if too many of Fiserv's clients left with their accounts or if the customer satisfaction index (CSI) continued to…
Descriptors: Satisfaction, Consumer Economics, Organizational Change, Change Strategies
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Woods, David M. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
The IT or IS department of a business or other organization exists to serve the larger organization and support other parts of the organization in working to achieve departmental and organizational goals. This case explores a situation where the IT organization has lost focus on the need to serve and support the rest of the organization. The case…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Employees, Orientation, Human Resources
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Schwieger, Dana – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
The case provides a realistic scenario that can be used in a systems analysis and design, database development or graduate level management information systems course. The case focuses upon the development of an event management system for a small conference with participants and exhibitors. Multiple assignment options are provided allowing…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Databases, Preadolescents, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Lautt, Marinela; Asumadu, Eunice; Abdul, Nurdin; Korzaan, Melinda – Information Systems Education Journal, 2019
Atrium Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), an architectural company with over 3,000 partners, addresses the business need to collect and organize signed tax forms to assist its international partners. This case discusses the challenges associated with the current manual process, the pursuit of a solution to automate and simplify this process and…
Descriptors: Business, Taxes, Automation, Records (Forms)
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