Abstract: No-code/low-code app development is transforming traditional information system development paradigms. This teaching tip uses an example of course unit of decision support systems (DSS) to demonstrate that introducing no-code system implementation assignments into a course as a replacement for computer programming language exercises can improve student learning. It presents the pedagogical design and the teaching method of no-code DSS implementation. The contents of the pedagogy include key concepts of no-code development, workshops of no-code DSS implementation, and assignments for students. This course unit demands about one-third-credit-hour workload, and can be embedded in a three-credit-hour business course. The preliminary evidence has indicated that the teaching method of no-code DSS implementation is useful for business students.
Keywords: No-code development, Decision support system, Computer programming
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Recommended Citation: Wang, H., & Wang, S. (2022). Teaching Tip: Improving Student Performance by Introducing a No-Code Approach: A Course Unit of Decision Support Systems. Journal of Information Systems Education, 33(2), 127-134.