Technology Enhanced Learning of Modeling Skills in the Field of Information Systems
2015 (English)In: IADIS international conference on information systems, 2015 / [ed] Miguel Baptista Nunes, Pedro Isaías and Philip Powell, IADIS Press, 2015, 121-128 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper reports on a project aimed at using simulation for improving the quality of teaching and learning in the field of Information Systems. More specifically, the project goal was facilitating the students to acquire skills of building models of organizational structure and behavior through analysis of internal and external documents, and interviewing employees and management. The solution tested in the project was a computerized environment utilizing multi-media to simulate a business case. The paper gives an overview of the problem that the solution addresses, presents the solution, and reports on a trial completed in a first year undergraduate course at Stockholm University. The results of the trial indicate that using rich multi-media along with a case based learning approach did improve the overall performance of the students. It was also shown that both students’ and the teachers’ attitude toward the solution was positive.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IADIS Press, 2015. 121-128 p.
Case based learning, modeling skills, information systems, IS, simulation, education, multi-media
Research subject Computer and Systems Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-122888ISBN: 978-989-8533-33-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-122888DiVA: diva2:868682
8th IADIS International Conference on Information Systems 2015, during 14 March – 16 March, 2015 Funchal, Madeira