Information Systems Education Conference
ISECON Proceedings

2011 ISECON Proceedings
Wilmington NC

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Workshops

(ordered by presentation time)

Data Mining Methods Workshop Using SQL Server Analysis Services (ends 3:45)

Musa Jafar
West Texas A&M University

Jeffry Babb
West Texas A&M University

Thursday - 11/3/2011 in Skinner at 2:00 pm (1.75 hours)
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1792.html

Data mining theory, hands-on model building and prediction routines for: market basket analysis, decision trees, neural networks, clustering analysis, logistic regression, and naive Bayesian algorithms.

Fostering Integration of Individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities into CS/IS Schools

James Lawler
Pace University

Thursday - 11/3/2011 in Skinner at 4:00 pm (1 hour)
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1762.html

Attendees will learn a process for focusing on the abilities distinct from the disabilities of students with disabilities desiring to major in information systems. Attendees will learn of assistive communication device technologies for empowering students with disabilities to be involved in courses and projects and also recreation settings of a school of computer science and information systems and technologies; and will learn steps for involving administrative services of the university to be proactive in supporting inclusion programs of a school of computer science and information systems.

Creating Windows Mobile Apps

Mark Frydenberg
Bentley University

Friday - 11/4/2011 in Skinner at 9:30 am (2.5 hours)
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1764.html

Learn how to create mobile applications for the Windows Phone 7 platform using Visual Basic and C# in just a few hours. By the end of this workshop, you will create and customize a phone app template developed by the presenter that combines information from your school's Web site, RSS feeds, and other online sources to create a phone app for your school. Best of all, you don't need to write a single line of source code to do this! You will also learn how to submit your apps to the Microsoft Marketplace. For those with some programming experience, we will review application code to interact with RSS feeds, display maps, and invoke Web services. We will also introduce Silverlight markup for designing a mobile application's user interface. For those with no programming experience, we will also present web-based development tools to create mobile applications on iPhone, Droid, and Windows Phone 7 platforms.

New approaches to student engagement in the Intro IS/MIS course.

Beth Lang Golub
John Wiley and Sons

Debbie Martin
John Wiley & Sons

Friday - 11/4/2011 in Cape Fear A at 9:30 am
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1796.html

We know that engaging business students in the required Intro IS/MIS course can be challenging, even though these same students are immersed in technology every day. This session will briefly introduce two approaches – “tightly-linked concepts and activities” and the “learn-do-reflect model” – that we believe will help engage students more effectively in the Intro course. Secondly, we’ll demonstrate new print and online resources that use these approaches and will be available for use shortly.

Get your IS students engaged, prepared and ready to succeed with CourseMate!
(Cengage Learning)

Angie Chepelsky
Cengage Learning

Adam Marsh
Cengage Learning

Friday - 11/4/2011 in Cape Fear A at 10:00 am
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1767.html

Are you ready to be able to answer today’s million dollar question… How do you assess your students' engagement, ensure your students have read the material or viewed the resources you've assigned and how can you tell if your students are struggling with a concept? Now with CourseMate and Engagement Tracker you will be able to assess the engagement, preparation and success of your students in your IS/MIS course. CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate includes interactive teaching and learning tools, Engagement Tracker, and an integrated eBook.

IBM Teams Up with You to Develop Students’ Business Analytics Skills

Penelope Gardner
IBM

Thomas Harris Jr
IBM

Friday - 11/4/2011 in Cape Fear A at 11:00 am
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1797.html

Penelope will facilitate the session, beginning with a brief intro to the IBM Academic Initiative . Tom will provide practical examples of how business analytics is being applied in industry, specifically Education. Both will participate in Q&A, and encourage faculty to visit the IBM exhibit table to experience demos of IBM Academic Initiative no-cost offerings including business analytics software. Faculty users who attend the session will be invited to share their experience using IBM business analytics software in the classroom.

New Approaches in Introductory Course Methods and Materials (Pearson Education)

Betsy Nixon
Pearson Education

Bob Horan
Pearson Education

Friday - 11/4/2011 in Cape Fear A at 11:30 am
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1769.html

1) Interactive Digital Simulations that enhance comprehension of core topics and foster decision making---Coming in Wallace; Information Systems in Organizations 1e (Jan 2012) 2) Teaching the Introductory Course with a Business Process orientation including optional SAP exercises (Coming in Kroenke/McKinney; Process, Systems and Information, 1e (Jan 2012)

Educational Modeling Tools for Planning, Analysis and Design Courses

John Nash
Visible Systems

Jana Nash
Visible Systems

Friday - 11/4/2011 in Cape Fear A at 3:00 pm
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1799.html

Topics covered or Session Overview: 1. One Tool for All Your Modeling Needs 2. Light Software Footprint 3. Ease of Use 4. Dynamic Modeling 5. Methodology Completeness and Consistency Checking 6. Integrated Data Dictionary 7. Group Projects (concurrent development) 8. Tools for Professors 9. High Definition Videos 10. Next Release

Improving your effectiveness in teaching IT Project Management

Kathy Schwalbe
Augsberg College

Friday - 11/4/2011 in Cape Fear A at 3:45 pm (1 hour)
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1768.html

Did you know that project management is one of the most important skills that organizations look for when hiring new college graduates? In this workshop, Kathy will share samples of some of her project management teaching techniques as well as challenges she has faced as an educator for the past twenty years. She will collaborate with the audience to apply key principles of learning (as discussed in her keynote talk) to a class in IT Project Management. Participants will provide inputs on issues for discussion and share their own experiences on how to effectively teach a course in IT Project Management.

Using Google Docs and Shared Media Prims to facilitate interaction and collaboration in Second Life

Melinda Korzaan
Middle Tennessee State University

Nita Brooks
Middle Tennessee State University

Friday - 11/4/2011 in Skinner at 3:45 pm (1 hour)
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1794.html

Basic skills needed to meet in Second Life, Planning your virtual meeting, How to create a Google Document for group collaboration, Setting up your own Shared Media Prim in Second Life, Practice group collaboration by interacting with the Google Document on your Shared Media Prim

Beyond Twitter and Facebook: Integrating Social Software Tools in the Classroom

Mark Frydenberg
Bentley University

Patricia Sendall
Merrimack College

Mark Serapiglia
St. Vincent College

Saturday - 11/5/2011 in Skinner at 9:15 am (1 hour)
http://proc.isecon.org/2011/workshops/1795.html

The presenters will facilitate a discussion and demonstration of best practices for using social media tools in the classroom. Some of the applications we may share include blogs and wikis, collaborative writing and screen sharing tools, and applications for social networking beyond Facebook and Twitter. See how you can engage your students using these social media and social networking tools, and share some of your own suggestions as well.