Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 17

Volume 17 Number 3, Pages 253-256

Fall 2006


Invited Paper
Reflections on Teaching Information Systems Analysis and Design: From Then to Now!


David Avison
ESSEC Business School
Paris, France

Melissa Cole
Guy Fitzgerald

Brunel University
Uxbridge, UK

Abstract: David Avison and Guy Fitzgerald have had over 30 years' experience teaching information systems development methodologies, techniques and tools at the old UK polytechnics, universities and business schools in the UK, France, Australia and the United States in faculties of commerce, management, engineering, science and mathematics in many departments, including (even) that of Information Systems. During this time they have both also had several years' experience in practice, acting as consultant and researcher (and this followed some years as full time systems analysts in a number of companies). In this opinion piece, they discuss their experience with Melissa Cole, who has completed her first year teaching the subject, to see if there is any common ground (or indeed differences) which they could share. The following agreed 'reflections' were formed following several discussions between the three of us. We follow conventional wisdom and use the magic number 7 for our reflections!

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Recommended Citation: Avison, D., Cole, M., & Fitzgerald, G. (2006). Invited Paper: Reflections on Teaching Information Systems Analysis and Design: From Then to Now! Journal of Information Systems Education, 17(3), pp. 253-256.