Proposal Abstract

This presentation focuses on how to use community-based business projects to help students learn about the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) methodology used in the field of management information systems. An SDLC approach to problem solving includes investigation, analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance project development phases. This presentation discusses the experiences of 34 students, 16 in a traditional class and 18 in an online class environment, doing 10 different real-world projects. The objectives of the session include explaining how to initiate this type of learning experience, applying this approach to other disciplines, discussing areas where most students do well, presenting ideas for typical challenges students may face, and discussing differences between traditional and online students engaged in this type of project. This approach provides the university with an excellent opportunity to promote its image in the community, businesses with new ideas for improvement, and students with confidence-building, lasting learning experiences.

Location

Room 2901

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 11th, 9:00 AM Mar 11th, 9:45 AM

Teaching MIS Using Community-Based Business Projects

Room 2901

This presentation focuses on how to use community-based business projects to help students learn about the systems development lifecycle (SDLC) methodology used in the field of management information systems. An SDLC approach to problem solving includes investigation, analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance project development phases. This presentation discusses the experiences of 34 students, 16 in a traditional class and 18 in an online class environment, doing 10 different real-world projects. The objectives of the session include explaining how to initiate this type of learning experience, applying this approach to other disciplines, discussing areas where most students do well, presenting ideas for typical challenges students may face, and discussing differences between traditional and online students engaged in this type of project. This approach provides the university with an excellent opportunity to promote its image in the community, businesses with new ideas for improvement, and students with confidence-building, lasting learning experiences.