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Creating value in an introductory business IS and IT unit

Aitken, Ashley and Hatt, Gillian 2012, Creating value in an introductory business IS and IT unit, in ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012, ACIS, [Geelong, Vic.], pp. 1-11.

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Title Creating value in an introductory business IS and IT unit
Author(s) Aitken, Ashley
Hatt, Gillian
Conference name Australasian Conference on Information Systems (23rd : 2012 : Geelong, Victoria)
Conference location Geelong, Victoria
Conference dates 3-5 Dec. 2012
Title of proceedings ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012
Editor(s) Lamp, JohnORCID iD for Lamp, John orcid.org/0000-0003-1891-0400
Publication date 2012
Conference series Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Publisher ACIS
Place of publication [Geelong, Vic.]
Keyword(s) Information systems
common core
unit skills
first year students
action research
design science
Summary Given the downturn in student enrolments in Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) units, and the poor performance of a first-year IS and IT common-core unit in a business school, a new unit was developed. Action and design science research methods were employed. The new unit has a unique focus on two key skills and on modern IT and information literacy. The first skill involves describing information systems, and the second, determining how to create business value with IT in specific business contexts. Modern IT tools like a Web-based productivity suite and professional networking services are introduced, together with advanced search techniques and services and an information quality evaluation framework. The evaluation of the utility and efficacy of the unit is based on the institutional standard student feedback survey and unsolicited feedback. The unit has achieved a significant improvement in evaluation results and feedback from students, as well as converting students who were previously averse to IS and IT to study further in these areas.
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Language eng
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Related work DU:30049020
Copyright notice ©2012, The Authors/ACIS
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049052

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