Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 17

Volume 17 Number 3, Pages 285-294

Fall 2006


Information Systems Development Education in the Real World-A Project Methodology and Assessment


Paul J. A. van Vliet
Leah R. Pietron

University of Nebraska - Omaha
Omaha, NE 68182, USA

Abstract: Based on ten years of teaching experience by the authors and on a survey of former students, two basic assumptions underlying a comprehensive systems development course are examined. First is the appropriateness of using the Systems Development Life Cycle as a systems development approach in the course. Second is the use of real-world clients for student group projects in the course. Survey results indicate that the SDLC remains a valid vehicle for systems development instruction. Additionally, former students perceive the use of a realistic, comprehensive group project to be a sound preparation for the workplace.

Keywords: Systems development, Education, Student survey

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Recommended Citation: van Vliet, P. J. A. & Pietron, & L. R. (2006). Information Systems Development Education in the Real World-A Project Methodology and Assessment. Journal of Information Systems Education, 17(3), pp. 285-294.