Making the Case for Case-Based Learning in Computer Information Systems

Making the Case for Case-Based Learning in Computer Information Systems

Morgan M. Jennings (Metropolitan State College of Denver, USA), Charles H. Mawhinney (Metropolitan State College of Denver, USA) and Janos Fustos (Metropolitan State College of Denver, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-935-9.ch007
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Abstract

In this chapter, we report the results of a study comparing current student’s perceptions of computer information systems with student’s perceptions of 12 years past. We found that students continue to prefer more interaction than they perceive an IS career to provide. Given this we (1) report on some programs available in high schools to interest students in a CIS career and (2) discuss case or problem-based learning as a means to provide students with the interaction they desire and show them that it is an integral part of a CIS career.

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