Abstract: Systems Analysis and Design (SA&D) is the cornerstone course of a traditional information system curriculum. Conventionally, it is a sequence of two courses with the second course dedicated to the completion of a project. However, it has recently become more common to reduce the two-course sequence into one, especially for IS departments that are only concentrations of a business school and not independent departments. Not only has the original sequence been reduced to one course, but the course is also offered to non-technical business students. It is challenging to design a successful SA&D course that is subject to these constraints. In this article, the author showcases a modified SA&D hybrid course enriched by a real-life entrepreneurial-inspired project with a double review development process model. A survey conducted at the conclusion of the course shows that the new approach works well and holds great promise for improving future SA&D courses.
Keywords: Systems Analysis and Design, active learning , hybrid, entrepreneurship, double review process
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Recommended Citation: Wong, W. (2017). Empowering Students to Actively Learn Systems Analysis and Design: The Success of an Entrepreneurial-inspired Project in a Hybrid Learning Environment. Information Systems Education Journal, 15(5) pp 68-83. http://isedj.org/2017-15/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2016)