Teaching Teamwork in Information Systems

Teaching Teamwork in Information Systems

Connie E. Wells (Roosevelt University, USA)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-34-1.ch001
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Abstract

Teamwork is very important in information systems development. Therefore, most courses in systems analysis and design and many programming courses require students to work on group projects. However, a project group is not the same thing as a team. Furthermore, for a group to become a team, there are several important characteristics that must be developed. These characteristics do not always develop automatically. This chapter discusses the requirements for effectively forming, building, managing, and evaluating teams in information systems courses. Students should be taught these concepts in addition to the regular course content. This chapter also addresses two special issues that deal with team development and team management: managing cultural diversity and managing “virtual” teams, where the team members are geographically separated.

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Preface
Eli B. Cohen
Chapter 1
Connie E. Wells
Teamwork is very important in information systems development. Therefore, most courses in systems analysis and design and many programming courses... Sample PDF
Teaching Teamwork in Information Systems
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Chapter 2
Beverley G. Hope, Mariam Fergusson
As the information systems discipline grows, so do the number of programs offering graduate research degrees. These include one-year post-graduate... Sample PDF
The Challenge of Teaching Research Skills to Information Systems and Technology Students
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Chapter 3
Clare Atkins
Despite extensive changes in technology and methodology, anecdotal and empirical evidence (e.g., Davis et al., 1997) consistently suggests that... Sample PDF
Data Modeling: A Vehicle for Teaching Creative Problem Solving and Critical Appraisal Skills
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Chapter 4
Chris Cope, Lorraine Staehr, Pat Horan
In this chapter we report on an ongoing project to improve the ways we teach about IT in an undergraduate degree. Using a relational perspective on... Sample PDF
Towards Establishing the Best Ways to Teach and Learn about IT
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Chapter 5
Raquel Benbunan-Fich, Leigh Stelzer
New information technologies (IT) can enhance management information systems (MIS) education by improving the quality of the learning experience.... Sample PDF
Computer-Supported Learning of Information Systems: Matching Pedagogy with Technology
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Chapter 6
John Bentley, Geoff Sandy, Glenn Lowry
The critical question challenging information systems educators in the new millennium is how university information systems courses can add enough... Sample PDF
Problem-Based Learning in Information Systems Analysis and Design
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Chapter 7
Geoffrey C. Mitchell, Beverley G. Hope
Fuelled by the increasing connectivity afforded by the Internet and the flexibility offered by Web technologies, the use of technology in education... Sample PDF
Teaching or Technology: Who's Driving the Bandwagon?
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Chapter 8
Karen S. Nantz, Terry D. Lundgren
The trend toward the use of the Internet in academia is clear with the number of courses using the web for the delivery of course materials ever... Sample PDF
Delivering Course Material via the Web: An Introduction
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Chapter 9
Ned Kock, Camille Auspitz, Brad King
This chapter discusses a course partnership involving Day & Zimmermann, Inc. (DZI), a large engineering and professional services company, and... Sample PDF
Bridging the Industry-University Gap: An Action Research Study of a Web-Enabled Course Partnership
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Chapter 10
Linda V. Knight, Susy S. Chan
The fast-paced world of e-commerce demands flexible and rapid e-commerce curriculum development. This chapter describes a successful approach to... Sample PDF
E-Commerce Curriculum Strategies and Implementation Tactics: An In-Depth Examination of DePaul University's Experience
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Chapter 11
Arthur Tatnall, Bill Davey
The discipline of Information Systems (IS), in common with the other major branches of computing, is subject to constant and continuing change as... Sample PDF
Information Systems Curriculum Development as an Ecological Process
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Chapter 12
Anthony Scime
Most information technology (IT) bachelor degree recipients get jobs after graduation, rather than attend graduate school (Freeman & Aspray, 1999).... Sample PDF
Information Technology Model Curricula Analysis
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Chapter 13
Eli Cohen
Modern organizations recognize the need to maintain and manage information as an organizational asset. They also recognize the need for today’s... Sample PDF
Curriculum Model of the Information Resource Management Association and the Data Administration Managers Association
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