Volume 4

Volume 4, Number 107

October 30, 2006

10 pages597 K bytes

A Soft System Approach to the Design of Online Case Method Instruction

Minh Huynh
Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, LA 70402 USA

Richard Orwig
Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA 17870 USA

Abstract: Technology has changed and continues to change the manner in which today’s organizations manage business. The business of education is certainly not immune to technological change. Decisions concerning what, if any, technologies to incorporate into teaching require an understanding of the requirements of learning as well as the capabilities of technology. One approach to developing technological solutions to business problems is the Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) developed by Peter Checkland. This article presents a practical application of SSM to the problem of teaching a distributed case-based course.

Keywords: SSM, soft systems methodology, distributed courses, theory implementation

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Recommended Citation: Huynh and Orwig (2006). A Soft System Approach to the Design of Online Case Method Instruction. Information Systems Education Journal, 4 (107). http://isedj.org/4/107/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2005: §3152. ISSN: 1542-7382.)