Applying Educational Research to Improve Teaching and Learning in Information Systems

Ilona Box
InSITE 2002  •  Volume 2  •  2002
Universities need to respond to a change in student profile from the traditional academically committed student to a student who seeks a qualification for a job. This study reports on the application of educational research to the redesign of a single subject (or course). The aims were to engage students in deep learning; increase a learner's responsibility for learning; and encourage better study practices; improve teaching and subject objectives, and authenticate and validate the assessment method. Statistical results presented indicate that the aims were to some extent achieved. Several further improvements and research are identified.
Information systems teaching and education, formative, summative and continuous assessment, assessment validity and reliability, course objectives.
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