Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 12

V12 N6 Pages 92-100

November 2014

Flipping Introduction to MIS for a Connected World

Wai Kin Law
University of Guam
Mangilao, Guam, 96923, USA

Abstract: It has been increasingly challenging to provide an introductory coverage of the rapidly expanding fields in Information Systems (IS). The task has been further complicated by the popularity of web resources and cloud services. A new generation of technically savvy learners, while recognizing the significance of information systems, expects connectivity to current and meaningful information technology. Internet accessible information far outpaced those packaged in a typical textbook, triggering a fresh look into learning resources. Compliance to institutional and accreditation expectations for measured learning outcomes also requires careful revision of course design. This paper presents an approach to deliver a broad scope of Information Systems topics to introductory students with heterogeneous backgrounds and career interests, by "flipping" the overall design of the Introduction to MIS course. This approach has been refined over the last 5 years with promising results. Free tools and web-based sources support the low cost delivery of the course. Assessment tools have been developed to better monitor individual student learning outcome.

Keywords: assessment, Flip learning, learning resources, MIS, Knowledge construction, Rubric grading

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Recommended Citation: Law, W. (2014). Flipping Introduction to MIS for a Connected World. Information Systems Education Journal, 12(6) pp 92-100. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2013)