Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 11

Volume 11 Number 1-2, Pages 3-5

Spring 2000


Teaching Tip
Bringing Real World Experience to the Classroom


Charles R. Woratschek
Robert Morris College
Moon, PA 15108, USA

Abstract: Students appreciate real world experiences in the classroom and college professors need periodic breaks from the classroom. To bring current real world experience to the classroom I decided to apply for a full-time sabbatical leave from my teaching duties and enter the business community as a full-time employee. I was granted the sabbatical leave for the Fall 1998 - Spring 1999 academic year and secured full-time employment in a financial institution as a programmer/analyst, working with a team of thirteen individuals who dealt with on-line banking, supporting such products as Managing Your Money, Quicken, and Quickbooks. The system was written on an IBM mainframe in DB2 and used COBOL II and CICS.

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Recommended Citation: Woratschek, C. R. (2000). Teaching Tip: Bringing Real World Experience to the Classroom. Journal of Information Systems Education, 11(1-2), pp. 3-5.