Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 17

Volume 17 Number 1, Pages 55-64

Spring 2006


Integrating ERD and UML Concepts When Teaching Data Modeling


Traci A. Carte
University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK 73019, USA

'Jon (Sean) Jasperson
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843, USA

Mark E. Cornelius
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
The Woodlands, TX 77380, USA

Abstract: In this paper, we describe a teaching approach that evolved from our experience teaching in both the traditional database and systems analysis classes as well as a number of semesters spent team-teaching an object-oriented systems development course. Fundamentally, we argue that existing knowledge of structured systems development can and should inform our teaching processes when teaching object-oriented systems development techniques. We draw from an anecdotal industry example provided by one of our former students to illustrate the value of this approach given our perception that there is a need in practice today to easily shift from structured to object-oriented thinking.

Keywords: Unified modeling language, Data modeling, Database course

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Recommended Citation: Carte, T. A., Jasperson, J., & Cornelius, M. E. (2006). Integrating ERD and UML Concepts When Teaching Data Modeling. Journal of Information Systems Education, 17(1), pp. 55-64.