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Bridging the Gap between Industry and Academia through Collaborative Teaching in Information Systems Education

Bridging the Gap between Industry and Academia through Collaborative Teaching in Information Systems Education
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Author(s): Monica C. Holmes (Central Michigan University, USA) and Shaun J. Grannis (Central Michigan University, USA)
Copyright: 2001
Pages: 3
Source title: Managing Information Technology in a Global Economy
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-07-5.ch100

Abstract

Purpose: The use of a consultant, collaboration software, and collaborative teaching methods employed in a systems analysis and design course are described. The interactions between faculty, consultant, and students are reviewed. Results: A contemporary clinical information system project was used in the course. The consultant was able to provide unique course resources and function as a client. Students made significant use of the collaboration software. At times the differing roles of the instructors were unclear to students. Students perceived conflicting instruction given by the instructors. Conclusions: . At times, the students were confused by instructions that they perceived were conflicting. Collaborative techniques and use of consultant arecan be beneficial. Challenges arise whenfrom using these methods. may be minimized with c Careful pre-course planning and project definition are critical to course success.

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