Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Current Issue

Volume 28 Number 2, December 2017

Forthcoming Papers

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Teaching Tip: Adding Intercultural Communication to an IS Curriculum Abstract
Increasingly, today’s information systems (IS) programs are focused on making sure students are graduating with well-developed soft skills. One of these necessary soft skills is intercultural communication, which is the ability to communicate with people from different cultures. This teaching tip presents an assignment designed to increase the intercultural communication competency of IS students in both the U.S. and South Africa. Students from two different countries/cultures worked together one-on-one in order to improve their intercultural communication competency skills using a variety of technologies including email, Skype, Facebook, WhatsApp, SnapChat, Instagram, and FaceTime. The findings from this experience suggest that students are surprised by what they can learn from developing a relationship with a global partner. Lessons related to assignment successes and challenges are shared as well as plans for future assignment adopters.

Alanah Mitchell and Rob Benyon
Teaching Case: Security Breach at Target Abstract
This case study follows the security breach that affected Target at the end of 2013 and resulted in the loss of financial data for over 70 million customers. The case provides an overview of the company and describes the reasons that led to one of the biggest security breaches in history. It offers a discussion on Target’s vendor management processes and the vulnerability at Fazio Mechanical Services that was among the main causes of the breach. Further, the case introduces the incident response plan implemented by Target and discusses the aftermath of the attack. The lessons learned describe some of the steps the company took to mitigate risks in the future and to strengthen its security posture. While the breach had a significant impact on Target, the organization was able to fully recover from it and develop best practices that are now widely implemented by other retailers. The case is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in information security or information systems courses that discuss vendor management, security incident response, or general security program administration topics.

Miloslava Plachkinova and Chris Maurer
Teaching Case: MiHotel: Applicant Processing System Design Case Abstract
This teaching case describes the functionality of an applicant processing system designed for a fictitious hotel chain. The system detailed in the case includes a webform where applicants complete and submit job applications. The system also includes a desktop application used by hotel managers and Human Resources to track applications and process job offers. Both the webform and the desktop application share a centralized database. The case is based on an actual systems development project that students completed for a real hotel chain. Material in the case can be used for assignments in systems analysis and design, database management, and web design courses. Teaching notes, including an entity-relationship diagram (ERD), data dictionary, data flow diagrams, job application form, prototype screenshots, and discussion questions are available through the JISE website.

Robert E. Miller and Paul Dunn
Student Attitudes toward Information Systems Graduate Program Design and Delivery Abstract
This study examines student preferences regarding graduate management information systems (MIS) education. One hundred and eighty-four graduate students responded to a survey exploring student attitudes towards degree program content, delivery format, and peer group interaction. Study results indicate that students prefer a program with an even mix of business and technical coursework taught by full-time faculty featuring frequent guest lectures by industry professionals. Most often cited business courses that should be required include quantitative business analysis, operations management, strategy and leadership courses, and the most often identified management information systems courses that should be required were internships, business intelligence, data warehousing, management information systems fundamentals, and information technology project management. The study also explored how students with and without prior work experience differed in their preferences, which will help administrators and faculty with insights and tools to design more effective programs of study.

Mark F. Thouin, William E. Hefley, and Srinivasan Raghunathan
Enhancing and Transforming Global Learning Communities with Augmented Reality Abstract
Augmented and virtual reality applications bring new insights to real world objects and scenarios. This paper shares research results of the TalkTech project, an ongoing study investigating the impact of learning about new technologies as members of global communities. This study shares results of a collaborative learning project about augmented and virtual reality and their applications in a variety of businesses and industries. In the TalkTech project, students from universities in the United States and Romania, collaboratively work together to research the use of augmented and virtual reality in an assigned industry, create original augmented reality artifacts, communicate and share their findings with their international partners. The authors evaluate the TalkTech project through the lens of the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) framework as a pedagogy to enhance student learning about augmented reality and improve their digital skills. The paper also discusses the SAMR framework as implemented in the TalkTech project, and its application to creating learning projects to transform Information Systems education.

Mark Frydenberg and Diana Andone

About JISE

ISSN#: 1055-3096 (print)
ISSN#: 2574-3872 (online)

The Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) is a peer reviewed journal published quarterly that focuses on IS education, pedagogy, and curriculum including (but not limited to) model curriculum, course projects/cases, course materials, curriculum design & implementation, outcomes assessment, distance education challenges, capstone & service learning projects, technology selection & impact, and information security.

The mission of JISE is to be the premier journal on information systems (IS) education. To support that mission, JISE emphasizes quality and relevance in the papers that it publishes. In addition, JISE recognizes the international influences on IS education and seeks international input in all aspects of the journal, including content, authorship of papers, readership, paper reviews, and Editorial Board membership.

JISE operates as a Diamond Open Access journal. This means that there are no subscription fees, no submission/processing fees, and no publication fees. All papers published in JISE have undergone rigorous peer review. This includes an initial editor screening and double-blind refereeing by three or more expert reviewers. Additional details are available regarding the submission process and the types of articles.

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