Using an outcome based model to foster learning in information systems

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ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings


In this paper, we introduce a new concept for developing and assessing an Information Systems Academic Model. This new Academic Model is based on learning outcomes as well as on grade point average. University and College specific learning outcomes form the basis of the Information Systems Curriculum. These outcomes are derived from the college's vision of the knowledge and skills that students need to acquire in order to be successful in gaining employment. Special courses are used to support and assist students in their understanding of the learning outcomes. Furthermore, we show how the use of technology can facilitate the learning and assessment process. Students develop an electronic portfolio to document and reflect on their learning experiences. Assessment and feedback are used to make the learning outcomes component work effectively in the students' learning experiences. This new academic model may help address issues on curricular design for successful career placement, and producing graduates with the skills and abilities needed for the job market.

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