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Track16: IS Curriculum, Pedagogy and Enrollment Issues

Track Chairs

Geoffrey Dick, Georgia Southern University, USA, geoffreydick@georgiasouthern.edu
Mary J. Granger, George Washington University, USA, granger@gwu.edu

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.

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.

Topics of interest

  • Assessment of IS Courses and Curricula
  • Information technology in Education
  • Virtual learning environments
  • Mobile Education
  • Pedagogical and curricular innovations in IS education
  • Social issues related to IS education
  • Ethical issues in the IS curriculum
  • The importance of IS in functional areas
  • Improving enrollments in IS programs

Associate Editors

Shazia Sadiq, University of Queensland, Australia
Craig Van Slyke, Northern Arizona University, USA
Rui Sousa, University of Minho, Portugal
Rhonda Syler, Louisiana Tech University, USA
Heikki Topi, Bentley University, USA
Hans-Peter Steinbacher, FH Kufstein, Austria
Amara Atif, Macquarie University, Australia
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