Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 10

Volume 10, Number 3-4, Pages 36-46

Fall 1999

Teaching Teamwork in Information Systems Courses

Craig Van Slyke
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701, USA

Ken Trimmer
Idaho State University
Pocatello, ID 33620, USA

Marcy Kittner
University of Tampa
Tampa, FL 33606, USA

Abstract: Teams are becoming an increasingly important organizational form. The popularity of teams extends to the information systems development field. IS educators should recognize this trend towards teamwork and prepare their students to work effectively in team environments. This paper discusses the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA’s) needed for effective team membership and presents a method for teaching these in the context of IS courses. The paper also discusses the results of a field experiment designed to assess the effectiveness of the method. The results indicate that specific instruction in teamwork does impact students’ perceptions of the success of their teams but does not impact their attitudes towards teamwork.

Keywords: Information systems, Teamwork, Project teams, Information systems education

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Recommended Citation: Van Slyke, C., Trimmer, K., & Kittner, M. (1999). Teaching Teamwork in Information Systems Courses. Journal of Information Systems Education, 10(3-4), 36-46.