Curriculum and Education in IS

The rapid evolution of information technologies/information systems (IT/IS), including cloud computing, virtualization, social networking, outsourcing, crowdsourcing, mobile computing, Internet of things and consumerization, is influencing the way information systems are designed, integrated and used in all aspects of society, business and government. This change on how IT/IS infrastructure is offered, designed, integrated and used has major implications for the IS discipline and for IS Education shifting the focus decisively towards a multi-faceted, socio-technical, global, and service-oriented view. The anticipated and unanticipated consequences of such paradigm shift impact individuals, organizations and society. With growing difference between the industry requirements and the MIS offerings by universities, and information systems and technologies that are embedded in everything we do and touch every aspect of our daily lives, the challenge is to increase relevance of IS/IT education to business and society and develop skills to understand and enhance the role of IS in process management and innovation. The track in IS education will present and analyse these challenges and offer strategies for the future of IS education. It will discuss curriculum design, delivery and learning experience of students and provide insights into the development of capable IS and business graduates to deal with these emerging challenges. This track will give opportunities for leading academics to share teaching and learning experiences through scholarship, teaching and learning methods, pedagogy, practice, case studies, technology adoption and curriculum innovations. We welcome high quality papers in the following areas:

  • Curriculum innovations, design and model curricula
  • Social networking and learning
  • Peer and collaborative learning
  • Innovative pedagogy and evaluation
  • Doctoral education and research management
  • Program assessment and accreditation issues
  • Work integrated learning
  • Technology-enabled active learning
  • Assurance of learning
  • Learning management systems and technology mediated learning
  • Emerging technologies and IS education
  • Online game-based and experiential learning
  • Ethical and social issues in IS education
  • E-Learning and asynchronous media
  • Teaching cases

Track Chairs

Tom Case (Georgia Southern University)
Al Harris (Appalachian State University)
Ravi Seethamraju (University of Sydney)

Associate Editors

  • Anil Aggarwal, University of Baltimore, USA
  • Nimer Alrushiedat, California State University at Fullerton, USA
  • Yaneli Cruz Alvarado, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Mexico
  • Bob Brookshire, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Diana L. Burley, George Washington University, USA
  • Marianne J. D'Onofrio, Central Connecticut State University, USA
  • Sean B. Eom, Southeast Missouri State University, USA
  • Bob Folden, Texas A&M University at Commerce, USA
  • Mary J. Granger, George Washington University, USA
  • Gary Hackbarth, Northern Kentucky University, USA
  • Rassule Hadidi, University of Illinois at Springfield, USA
  • Pei-Hsuan Hsieh, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  • Mark W. Huber, University of Georgia, USA
  • Abdisalam Issa-Salwe, Taibah Univesity, Saudi Arabia
  • Betty Kleen, Nicholls State University, USA
  • Diane Lending, James Madison University, USA
  • Michael P. Martel, Ohio University, USA
  • B. Dawn Medlin, Appalachian State University, USA
  • Jennifer Nicholson, Rowan University, USA
  • Karen Patten, University of South Carolina, USA
  • James Sager, California State University at Chico, USA
  • Venky Shankararaman, Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Rui Dinis Sousa, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Angelos Stefanidis, University of Glamorgan, U.K.
  • Rhonda Syler, Louisiana Tech, USA
  • Vasileios Terzis, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Jennifer D.E. Thomas, Pace University, USA
  • Andrew Urbaczewski, University of Michigan at Dearborn, USA
  • Doug Vogel, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Sidne G. Ward, University of Missouri at Kansas City, USA
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