Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 19

Volume 19 Number 2, Pages 169-174

Summer 2008

From Teaching to Learning: Learner-Centered Teaching and Assessment in Information Systems Education

Bruce M. Saulnier
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, CT 06410, USA

Jeffrey P. Landry
Herbert E. Longenecker, Jr.

University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688, USA

Teresa A. Wagner
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056, USA

Abstract: This paper makes the case for movement from a teacher-centered educational paradigm to a learner-centered paradigm by employing a template-based approach consistent with the intent of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) (2002, 2004) attempt to bring quality standards to the systems and software development industry. The paradigm shift from the Teaching Paradigm to the Learning Paradigm is discussed and comparisons of the essential features of the two paradigms are explained. The effect of the paradigm shift on the task of assessment is posited and Weimer’s guidelines for developing learner-centered assessments are enumerated and discussed. A twelve-step template-based approach to developing learnercentered teaching and assessment strategies is then proposed and discussed (Wagner et al., 2008). It is concluded that this approach to the construction of educational activities provides for greater student learning and a more authentic student assessment. It is also concluded that the approach is important for education of IS students (Landry et al., 2008).

Keywords: Learner-centered teaching and learning, Educational paradigm, Capability Maturity Model Integration, Learner-centered assessment

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Recommended Citation: Saulnier, B. M., Landry, J. P., Longenecker, H. E., Jr., & Wagner, T. A. (2008). From Teaching to Learning: Learner-Centered Teaching and Assessment in Information Systems Education. Journal of Information Systems Education, 19(2), 169-174.