Volume 6

Volume 6, Number 34

March 13, 2008

9 pages448 K bytes

The ORID in IS Classes

Liang Chee Wee
Northeast Iowa Community College
Calmar, IA 52132-0400 USA

Abstract: Asking questions to promote learning and sharing is important to all disciplines. In the IS discipline, graduates also need to learn how to help their project stakeholders articulate their needs and wants. Therefore, IS instructors should model how to ask questions that are applicable inside and outside the classroom. However, many IS instructors are not prepared to ask the appropriate questions that will help students provide responses to stimulate their understanding and learning of the materials presented. In turns, students do not have a good model to emulate when they work with each other and their stakeholders. This paper introduces the Focused Conversation or ORID method, used in facilitating collaborative work, as an appropriate tool to help IS instructors prepare to engage students and enhance their participation in the classroom. Real-life examples of applying the ORID method and the advantages gained when the method is used in IS classes are also presented.

Keywords: questioning techniques, focused conversation, ORID method

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Recommended Citation: Wee (2008). The ORID in IS Classes. Information Systems Education Journal, 6 (34). http://isedj.org/6/34/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §3732. ISSN: 1542-7382.)