Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 22

Volume 22 Number 2, Pages 159-168

Summer 2011


Design and Delivery of Multiple Server-Side Computer Languages Course


Shouhong Wang
University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth
Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA

Hai Wang
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, NS B3H 2W3, Canada

Abstract: Given the emergence of service-oriented architecture, IS students need to be knowledgeable of multiple server-side computer programming languages to be able to meet the needs of the job market. This paper outlines the pedagogy of an innovative course of multiple server-side computer languages for the undergraduate IS majors. The paper discusses the rationale of why the proposed pedagogy is different from and improves the traditional methods. The paper provides a description of the approach to teaching a multiple server-side computer languages course. Based on our experiences in the past years, it is concluded that a single course of multiple server-side computer languages is useful and feasible for the IS programs.

Keywords: .NET, Application development, Client-server, Computer programming, Computing skills, Creative problem solving, Extensible markup language (XML), Instructional pedagogy, Job skills, Programming languages, Service oriented architecture (SOA), Web design & development

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Recommended Citation: Wang, S. & Wang, H. (2011). Design and Delivery of Multiple Server-Side Computer Languages Course. Journal of Information Systems Education, 22(2), pp. 159-168.