The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000: §608
| Paper (refereed) Current Issues and Trends
|Recommended Citation: Jensen, J and L C Wee. Creating Real Life Project Opportunities for Systems Analysis and Design Students. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §608.
Creating Real Life Project Opportunities for Systems Analysis and Design Students
One of the responsibilities of MIS faculty today is to prepare our students for entry-level positions where the working environment requires a variety of technical, behavioral, and communication skills. The purpose of this paper is to share how MIS faculty members at a small liberal arts college created partnership opportunities with various on-campus entities and non-profit off-campus organizations to present real life projects for the students in their systems analysis and design course. These partnerships are especially crucial for a college that are located in a town of only 8,000 people where opportunities for information systems (IS) projects are not in abundance. Through our partnerships, we found our students to be more engaging in class; they ask better questions and connect better with the concepts presented in class. As faculty members, we have learned to maintain existing partnerships and to cultivate new ones. And for our "clients," they are eager to work with enthusiastic and dedicated young MIS majors to address their IS needs.
Keywords: systems analysis and design, active learning, project management, teams
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