Use of a Class Exercise to Maximize Student Interest in an Introductory MIS Course
InSITE 2005 • Volume 5 • 2005
Students majoring in the College of Business at this University are required to take a course in information systems fundamentals as part of their business core. While it is easy for a faculty member to cover the necessary topics, it has been this instructor’s experience that it is considerably difficult for students to see the importance and relevance of a study of information systems for success in a business career. A class exercise has been developed and used successfully to provide students with a better understanding of the importance and relevance of a study of information systems. Students get a good understanding of the need for study of applications of information technology in improving business operations and solving business problems. The class exercise appears to be quite effective in helping students gain a higher level of interest in the study of information systems. Student evaluations suggest that the instructor was successful in stimulating a higher level of interest in the course.
Class Exercise, Active learning, MIS relevance, student interest.
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