Information Systems Education Journal

Volume 21-2023

Table of Contents

Volume 21 - Number 5, November, 2023 (download full issue)

Issue 5 has six contributions to the field focusing in many cases on less-served populations, and seeking paths toward improved services and access. This includes mobile banking in Ghana, teaching cases on US rural health care and on design thinking to improve access to community services, and assessing online vs. on-ground IS education. Our final two papers renew our focus on IS education fundamentals, with attention to tool choices for spreadsheet education, and student perception of online tutors.

4 Exploring Methods Cybersecurity Managers Need to Implement to Minimize Cyber-Frauds in Mobile Money Services in Ghana
Bright Slaw Afriyie, Sab-Softech Inc.
Samuel Sambasivam, Woodbury University

12 Teaching Case: Creating a Clear Vision for Rural Healthcare: A Data Analysis Exercise
Christine Ladwig, Southeast Missouri State University
Taylor Webber, Southeast Missouri State University
Dana Schwieger, Southeast Missouri State University

19 Perceptions of IT students’ utilization of embedded online tutors
S. C. Spangler, Middle Georgia State University
Kamy K. Shah, Middle Georgia State University
Wayne E. Lockwood, Middle Georgia State University

29 An Industry Survey of Analytics Spreadsheet Tools Adoption: Microsoft Excel vs Google Sheets
Carl M. Rebman, Jr., University of San Diego
Queen E. Booker, Metropolitan State University
Hayden Wimmer, Georgia Southern University
Steve Levkoff, University of San Diego
Mark McMurtrey, University of Central Arkansas
Loreen Marie Powell, Commonwealth University of PA, Bloomsburg

43 Onliners versus On-grounders in Computer and Information Systems courses in Higher Education: A Two-Step Cluster Analysis
Alan Peslak, Penn State University
Lisa Kovalchick, Pennsylvania Western University
Wenli Wang, Robert Morris University
Paul Kovac, Robert Morris University

60 Teaching Case: Design Thinking: Facilitating Consumer Access to Community Services
Jason Ferguson, Bellevue University
Michelle Louch, Duquesne University

Volume 21 - Number 4, September, 2023 (download full issue)

We’re delighted to deliver Issue #4, with a strong focus on the intersection of Analytics and the teaching of Analytics. Our authors have studied Tableau as a supplement to Excel, LinkedIn Learning in Analytics courses, and Excel vs. Google Sheets. And our teaching tips and case studies include predictive analytics to predict acquittals at trial, and to predict the risk of falling in knee replacement patients, as well as a case using the timely topic of taxes.

4 Using LinkedIn Learning as a Component of Blended Learning in Two Separate Analytics Courses—Early Results
James J. Pomykalski, Susquehanna University

15 An Examination of Tableau as a Supplement to Excel to Enhance Data Literacy Skills
Mark P. Sena, Xavier University
Thilini Ariyachandra, Xavier University

23 Teaching Case: Using Supervised Machine Learning and CRISP-DM to Predict an Acquittal Verdict
Frank Lee, Georgia State University
Clinton Baxter, American Tire Distributors

37 Teaching Case: Tax Time: An Interdisciplinary Accounting Analytics Experiential Learning Activity
Joseph M. Woodside, Stetson University
Monica Mendoza, Stetson University

46 Teaching Case: Health Care Management: Preventing Post-Surgical Falls after Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery through Predictive Analytics
Richard McCarthy, Quinnipiac University
Wendy Ceccucci, Quinnipiac University

53 Teaching Case: Robotic Process Automation Overdue Collections Case
Bryant Richards, Nichols College
Nicholas Kolodziejczak, Nichols College
Kevin Mentzer, Nichols College
Kerry Calnan, Springfield College

Volume 21 - Number 3, July, 2023 (download full issue)

Issue #3 focuses on various topics related to three areas of cybersecurity (two in teaching case study form), a chatbot for grad advising, and two papers on student competencies as they relate to curriculum. The chatbot under study leverages AI techniques to provide automation for chats discussing grad student advising questions. The first competency paper addresses integration of the IS2020 Elective competencies into the curriculum, while the second looks at the digital competencies of the incoming student class in a first-year experience course. Our first cybersecurity paper (and there are a few more waiting for a future issue) include a study of cybersecurity defenses in health care, which might readily be used in cybersecurity or health care informatics courses. The other two papers are both case studies – one focusing on risk management in manufacturing, and the other on the risk elements of autonomous vehicles.

4 Exploring the Strategic Cybersecurity Defense Information Technology Managers Should Implement to Reduce Healthcare Data Breaches
Maurice Mawel, U.S. Department of State (DoS)
Samuel Sambasivam, Woodbury University

12 Managing Graduate Student Advisement Questions during a Season of Explosive Growth: Development and Testing of an Advising Chatbot
Reshmi Mitra, Southeast Missouri State University
Dana Schwieger, Southeast Missouri State University
Robert Lowe, Southeast Missouri State University

24 Aligning Course Assignments to Fulfill IS2020 Competencies
Jonathan P. Leidig, Grand Valley State University

50 Teaching Case:
Yours, mine and ours: Risk assignments, management, and tradeoffs on the road to driverless vehicles

Paul D. Witman, California Lutheran University
Jim Prior, California Lutheran University
Scott Mackelprang

62 Teaching Case:
Cybersecurity Assessment for a Manufacturing Company Using Risk Registers: A Teaching Case

Jim Marquardson, Northern Michigan University
Majid Asadi, Northern Michigan University

70 Digitally Prepared for Success? Technology Skills of Incoming First-Year College Students
Elizabeth McCarron, Bentley University
Mark Frydenburg, Bentley University

Volume 21 - Number 2, May, 2023 - Focus on Skills (download full issue)

We’re happy to have another great group of papers, along with a teaching case and a teaching exercise. The general theme of the issue is the broad topic of student skills – skills that our employers want, skills that our students are seeking, and skills that will serve as foundations for helping our students to become great IS practitioners, as well as great future educators. This focusing on skills for both Computer Science and Business courses, leveraging concepts from IS, assessing mobile learning and skill development, and learning design and development, robotic process automation, and Internet of Things. Never a dull moment in the IS community, and there’s more to come!

4 Enhancing Learning in Business Education Utilizing Project Management Practice and Skills
Julia Fullick-Jagiela, Quinnipiac University
Patricia Kelly, Quinnipiac University
Amy KB Paros, Quinnipiac University
Iddrisu Awudu, Quinnipiac University
Susan Riello, Quinnipiac University

14 Enforcement of Prerequisites in Computer Science
Ernst Bekkering, Northeastern State University
Patrick Harrington, Northeastern State University

38 Mid-Pandemic Impact on Mobile Learning Motivation Factors
Neelima Bhatnagar, University of Pittsburgh
Ann-Marie Horcher, Northwood University

56 A Proposal for Combining Project Based Learning and Lean Six Sigma to Teach Robotic Process Automation Development and Enhance Systems Integration
William H. Money, The Citadel
Lionel Q. Mew, University of Richmond

69 Teaching Case: Alexa, Help Me Learn About the Internet of Things!
Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University

82 Teaching Case: A Registration System for a Citywide Service Project: Design & Development Case
Dana Schwieger, Southeast Missouri State University

Volume 21 - Number 1, March, 2023 - Focus on IS Program Offerings (download full issue)

We have bundled together a number of papers on the general theme of information systems program offerings, including a look at autonomous vehicles in IS education, micro-credentials, user experience design in community projects, first-year experience courses, exam complexity, and IS2020 across the curriculum.

4 Micro-Credentials in US Higher Education: An Empirical Analysis
Guido Lang, Quinnipiac University
Jason H. Sharp, Utah Valley University

11 User Experience Design in The Information Systems Curriculum: Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Karoly Bozan, Duquesne University
Claire Stoner, Duquesne University
Burcu Maden, Duquesne University

32 Prospects of Autonomous Vehicle Learning Kits in Education Systems
Biju Bajracharya, East Tennessee State University
Mohammad Shoeb Khan, East Tennessee State University

39 Developing a Data-Driven Emerging Skill Network Analytics Framework for Automated Employment Advert Evaluation
Xiaoming Liu, Southeast Missouri State University
Dana Schwieger, Southeast Missouri State University

53 Examining the Number of Concepts Students Apply in the Exam Solutions of an Introductory Programming Course
Pratibha Menon, Pennsylvania Western University, California

67 Implementing a First-Year Experience Course for IT Majors
David M. Woods, Miami University Regionals