Volume 7

Volume 7, Number 91

September 16, 2009

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A Project Course Redesign Using Open Social Utilities

Hsui-lin Winkler
Pace University
New York, NY 10038 USA

Abstract: This paper describes a redesign of an Information Systems Implementation course using open-source social utilities. We show how an existing IS implementation course can be augmented by using the open platform recently released by Facebook. The key advantage of this approach is to achieve a balance between satisfying academic curriculum requirements and having a real-world development experience without external scheduling and organizational constraints.

Keywords: capstone course, course project, information systems implementation, open social utility, academic curriculum requirements, real-world development experience

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Recommended Citation: Winkler (2009). A Project Course Redesign Using Open Social Utilities. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (91). http://isedj.org/7/91/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2007: §3713. ISSN: 1542-7382.)