The BITA-tool: How Can a Web Based Application Support Business-IT Alignment Learning in Higher Education?
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
As IT is gaining its importance in today’s competitive business environment, alignment of IT with business goals and objective is becoming essential in the industry as well as in higher education. Business-IT alignment can be described as the harmony between the business unit and the IT unit in organizations. This is also an essential part of the Strategic Management of IT course taught in the master program in Strategic IT Management at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. The BITA-tool has iteratively been developed during 2010 and 2011 according to the main principles in design science with the purpose to extend the boundaries of human and organizational capabilities by creating new and innovative digital artifacts. During the Strategic Management of IT course the learning opportunities of the BITA-tool has been identified and discussed with students and the course tutors. The aim of this article is to analyse and discuss how the web-based BITA-tool might support learning when it is used in university courses on management of information systems. Results show that the tool has helped the students in the study of business-IT alignment in different companies and that the BITA-tool can support a shift towards a more learner-centric education. However, the replacement of traditional teaching and learning with an online tool can sometimes make the students feel a bit lonely and abandoned.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Business IT alignment, Strategic Management of IT, Learning, Technology enhanced learning, Web-based tool
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-82242OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-82242DiVA: diva2:567219
3rd International Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, Quality of Teaching and Reforming Education (TECH-EDUCATION 2012), 4-6 July, Barcelona, Spain