IS in Education, IS Curriculum, Education and Teaching Cases (SIGED)


Track Chairs:

Mary Granger, George Washington University,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Craig Van Slyke, Northern Arizona University,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Chelly Vician, University of St. Thomas,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Track Description:

Information systems educators face a number of challenges in the current environment, including dealing with declining enrollment, preparing students for the changes in the profession and updating curriculum to integrate new ideas and technologies. These challenges make sharing IS education-related knowledge and practices especially critical. Therefore, it is critical that leading conference, such as AMCIS, include a strong information systems education track. As the official AIS special interest group on education, SIGED is uniquely positioned to organize an information systems education track.

This track provides an opportunity for information systems educators and researchers to exchange ideas, techniques, and applications through a combination of workshops, panels and paper presentations.  The focus is on innovation and quality advances in IS and MIS instruction and curriculum. Different submission topics are welcome, ranging from papers aimed at improving the teaching of specific course to “big picture” papers intended to address broad topics.  Submissions using information systems technology to advance education in other disciplines are also welcome.

Minitracks:

General Topics in IS Education

Mary J Granger, George Washington University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

The following is the description for the SIGED Track – The proposal for the General mini-track will be shorter, but it will include any topic that has not been proposed in another mini-track for the SIGED track.

Information systems educators face a number of challenges in the current environment, including dealing with declining enrollment, preparing students for the changes in the profession and updating curriculum to integrate new ideas and technologies. These challenges make sharing IS education-related knowledge and practices especially critical. Therefore, it is critical that leading conference, such as AMCIS, include a strong information systems education track. As the official AIS special interest group on education, SIGED is uniquely positioned to organize an information systems education track.

Roles of Information Technologies in Online Classroom Modalities

Jongbok Byun, Ashford University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jorge Cardenas, Ashford University, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Offering online courses has become popular in universities across the United States. Many prestigious schools provide their courses to students and the general public in online formats. Although these courses often do not award college credit or degrees, a surprisingly large number of people participate in and complete the programs.

One clear difference between online and in-class courses is classroom interaction. In the online format, all the lectures, course materials, and discussions are recorded and posted on the course web site. Students and teacher can revisit the course web site or course shell to replay these contents. However, real time in-class interaction cannot fully be recreated with existing information technology.

In this mini track, we are looking for academic ideas and practices that can vastly improve the online learning experience.

Technology Enhanced Collaborative Learning

Rassule Hadidi, University of Illinois Springfield, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Over the last few decades Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ITT) have played a significant role in facilitating collaboration among individuals and organizations around the globe. In particular, the use of collaborative systems for teaching and learning between faculty and students and among students has increased considerably. The focus of this mini-track is to explore theoretical and practical ways to incorporate and improve teaching and learning in general, online and blended learning in particular, by focusing on the application of these collaborative systems to facilitate and foster collaborative learning and teaching.