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Nestorov, Svetlozar; Jukic, Nenad; Rossi, Sippo – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
This paper describes a new data visualization class and its real-world project component in the information systems undergraduate program at Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business. The motivation for and the evolution of the data visualization class are outlined. The fit and the position of the data visualization class in the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Data Analysis, Information Science Education, Undergraduate Students
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Taipalus, Toni – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
Structured Query Language (SQL) is still the de facto database query language widely used in industry and taught in almost all university level database courses. The role of SQL is further strengthened by the emergence of NewSQL systems which use SQL as their query language as well as some NoSQL systems, e.g., Cassandra and DynamoDB, which base…
Descriptors: Programming Languages, Programming, Computer Science Education, Databases
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Landry, Jeffrey P.; Barnett, Harvey L.; Chapman, Debra L.; McCullough, Rosalind – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
A public university's computing outreach program focused on four key strategies for increasing the depth and breadth of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This paper describes the development and implementation of a project management hands-on learning laboratory activity within the context of the university's…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Public Colleges, Computer Science Education, STEM Education
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Lee, Philip T. Y.; Lui, Richard W. C.; Chau, Michael – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
Serious games, many of which are multi-player games, have been commonly used in information technology education and training. Competition can be intuitively associated with games; however, it is not always considered as a necessary attribute of serious games. Particularly, the learning impact results of competition are mixed. Challenge and…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Games, Search Engines, Self Efficacy
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Baham, Corey – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
As the most widely used agile software development method, Scrum has become a mainstay in many organizations that develop software. Despite Scrum's popularity, several studies examine Scrum implementations that include some parts of the methodology and exclude others. This paper describes how Scrum has been incorporated into the classroom…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Classroom Techniques, Student Projects, Self Efficacy
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Casterella, Gretchen I.; Vijayasarathy, Leo – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
SQL query writing is a challenging task for novices, even after considerable training. Query writing is a programming task and a translation task where the writer must translate a user's request for information into code that conforms to the structure, constraints, and syntax of an SQL SELECT statement and that references specific tables and…
Descriptors: Information Retrieval, Programming Languages, Programming, Coding
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Jeyaraj, Anand – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
Responding to the industry need for professionals to employ data-driven decision-making, educational institutions offer courses in business analytics (BA). Since BA professionals require a unique set of skills different from those found in specific business disciplines, a pedagogical framework to impart such knowledge and skills was developed. The…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Data Analysis, Visualization, Data Interpretation
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Agogo, David; Anderson, Jesse – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
Educators must constantly figure out engaging ways to teach data management and modeling concepts, especially to non-technical audiences. This paper introduces and describes an experiential learning activity using playing cards to teach a range of business and technical concepts. The paper is enriched by personal anecdotes and experiences from…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Games, Pretests Posttests, Recall (Psychology)
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Eder, Lauren B.; Antonucci, Yvonne L.; Monk, Ellen F. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
The value of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to business organizations has long been recognized with their use being integrated into educational business curricula and training. ERPsim games incorporate live business simulations that enable students to learn about ERP concepts firsthand by working in teams and managing their own…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Teamwork, Group Dynamics, Business Administration Education
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Reavis, David – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
When an organization's need for technology changes, users expect solutions to provide sophisticated and complex functionality regardless of the size of the organization's budget or available resources. In exploring candidates for filling software needs for nonprofit organizations, one of the best tools is the request for proposal (RFP). This case…
Descriptors: Proposal Writing, Nonprofit Organizations, Decision Making, Web Sites
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Chipidza, Wallace; Green, Gina; Riemenschneider, Cindy – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
A McKinsey & Company report states that a gap in information technology skills remains in the U.S. and globally. Combined with continued projections for high growth in MIS positions such as Systems Analysts and Software Applications Developers, increasing student enrollment in MIS continues to be a focus for MIS academicians and professionals.…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Management Information Systems, Majors (Students), College Students
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Larson, Eric C.; Vieregger, Carl – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
This teaching case highlights the complex and unique strategic issues facing social media platform companies, using Facebook as the primary, motivating example. The case centers on the breach of trust that occurred when Cambridge Analytica acquired user data from 87 million Facebook accounts and then attempted to sway the 2016 U.S. Presidential…
Descriptors: Social Media, Strategic Planning, Trust (Psychology), Users (Information)
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Marquardson, Jim; Schuetzler, Ryan M. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
Learning by teaching is a pedagogical technique that encourages mastery of a topic by having students teach each other. Student presentations, group discussions, and face-to-face teaching are frequently used to have students teach their peers. In this paper, we describe the use of a novel assignment to implement learning by teaching. In a course…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Assignments, Tutorial Programs, Open Educational Resources
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Wang, Shouhong; Wang, Hai – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
Business schools are increasingly establishing MBA business analytics programs. This article discusses the importance of a sufficient body of knowledge about databases for MBA business analytics students. It presents the pedagogical design and the teaching method of a module of database-centric OLAP (online analytical process) for an MBA business…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Masters Programs, Databases, Teaching Methods
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Pessoa, Silvia; Gomez-Laich, Maria Pia; Liginlal, Divakaran; Mitchell, Thomas D. – Journal of Information Systems Education, 2019
In this paper, we present a collaboration between writing professors and an information systems (IS) professor to scaffold case analysis writing at an American English-medium branch campus in the Middle East. We describe our process for revising the professor's writing assignment to make his expectations more explicit and for creating scaffolding…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Feedback (Response), Writing Workshops, North American English
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