IS Education Revisited: Reflections on a BSc Program in Business Information Systems Design

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Abstract

The presence of the information age has greatly influenced how learning in higher education has evolved. Information Systems (IS) curricula are particularly liable with this trend and their likelihood to remain effective depends on how they orchestrate the use of technology. In this study, we evaluate an IS program that was designed and implemented in 2010. We assess its effectiveness eight years after its inception on a qualitative basis with six semi-structured interviews with designers, implementors and quality-assurers. We found that the constructive feedback received in the form of criticism, have pushed us to rethink how IS programs should enhance progressive development, with the aim to prepare IS reflective practitioners for their future in the industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Information Management, ICIM 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages144-149
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728134307
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event5th International Conference on Information Management, ICIM 2019 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 2019 Mar 242019 Mar 27

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information Management, ICIM 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period2019/03/242019/03/27

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems, Social aspects

Keywords

  • Challenges
  • IS education
  • Systems design
  • Teaching style

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