Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 14

V14 N5 Pages 62-70

September 2016

Introducing IT Strategy in an Introductory Course

David Woods
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056 , USA

Abstract: Professionals working in technology fields face continuing challenges to be involved in the decision making process about how technology is used by organizations rather than just implementing these decisions. Developing skills for thinking and acting strategically are key skills for our students. This has been recognized by the addition of an IS strategy course in the latest revision of the recommended curriculum, but programs have been slow to add this course. This paper investigates introducing learning activities related to IS/IT strategy in an introductory IT course. Including strategy activities throughout the curriculum could provide an alternative to a dedicated strategy course.

Keywords: IT strategy, active learning , experiential learning, IS Curriculum, Pedagogy

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Recommended Citation: Woods, D. (2016). Introducing IT Strategy in an Introductory Course. Information Systems Education Journal, 14(5) pp 62-70. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2015)