INDUSTRY AND PRACTICE: Teaching Design to Solve Business Problems

INDUSTRY AND PRACTICE: Teaching Design to Solve Business Problems

Raymond D. Frost (Central Connecticut State University, USA)
Copyright: © 1997 |Pages: 2
DOI: 10.4018/jdm.1997070104
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Abstract

If database texts are so good, why do our graduates emerge so poorly prepared for positions in industry? Perhaps the texts are preparing our students to solve the wrong problems. But how could this be? It could happen for a variety of reasons. First, the database field has grown over the years rendering a one-course introduction rather cursory. Second, the technology has gotten increasingly easy to use, which means our students should be using it more. Third, many technologies that are fading in industry importance (such as hierarchical and network databases) are still covered for historical reasons. Fourth, design is often taught and tested as a series of rules and techniques (such as normalization and E-R diagrams) rather than as an art. Fifth, relatively little problem solving teamwork is typically assigned in the course. The solution is to revise the database course to teach design in order to solve business problems.

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