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Teaching the First Course in Management Information Systems: A
Framework
Teaching the First Course in Management Information Systems: A Framework
Hossein Bidgoli, Ph. D.
Professor of MIS
Californ...
Challenges:
 Teaching the first course in MIS could be a difficult and challenging
task
 Some students come to the cours...
My Background:
 I have taught this course for over 30 years
 I am the author of 47 textbooks, 27 manuals, and more than ...
A Framework: An Eight Steps Process
1. Start with daily tweets- Engaging Students
2. Technology in Action as they relate t...
Start with daily tweets- Engaging Students
 Currency of the Materials
 Importance of the topic or application
 Real lif...
Technology in Action as they relate to the
chapter- Engaging Students
 Adding Practical Dimension
 Real Life Application...
Video with Q/A - Engaging Students
 Adding Practical Dimension
 Real Life Applications
 Changing the Pace
Hands-on with Excel -Engaging Students
 Adding Practical Dimensions
 Real Life Applications
 Changing the Pace
Q /A with the last Class Assignment
 Accountability
 Engagement
 Enhancing the Practical Applications of MIS
Learning Outcomes
 Tying it altogether
 How does each Piece Relate to the Learning
Outcomes
Case Analysis
 What is the case about?
 What are students asked to do?
 What is the desired outcome?
Before They Leave
 Read Daily Tweets
 Work on two daily assignments- Keep the
Engagement while they are not in class
 S...
Applying the Framework to Chapter 1:
Information Systems: An Overview
Daily Tweet:
Target-related malware was a side job f...
Applying the Framework to Chapter 1:
Information Systems: An Overview
Technology in Action:
 A New Era of Marketing: YouT...
Applying the Framework to Chapter 1:
Information Systems: An Overview
Video with Q/A
Microsoft Smart Classrooms
 Q1
 Q2
...
Applying the Framework to Chapter 1:
Information Systems: An Overview
Hands-on with Excel
 Graphs and Charts in Excel
 C...
Applying the Framework to Chapter 1:
Information Systems: An Overview
Q /A with the Last Class Assignment
 Identify five ...
Applying the Framework to Chapter 1:
Information Systems: An Overview
Learning Outcomes
 LO1 Discuss common applications ...
Applying the Framework to Chapter 1:
Information Systems: An Overview
Case Analysis
 What is the case about?
 What are s...
Before They Leave
 Read Daily Tweets
 Work on two daily assignments- Keep the
Engagement while they are not in class
 S...
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Teaching the First Course in Management Information Systems A Framework - Course Technology Computing Conference

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Teaching the First Course in Management Information Systems A Framework - Course Technology Computing Conference

Presenter: Hossein Bidgoli, California State University-Bakersfield

Teaching the first course in Management Information Systems (MIS) could be a difficult and challenging task. Some students come to the course with lots of background and some students come with little to no background. Teaching the course in a pure theory format would be uninteresting, and teaching it in a pure technical manner could discourage certain students. I have taught this course for over 30 years and have developed an ideal format and framework for teaching this course that I would like to share with my colleagues. In addition to teaching, I am the author of 44 textbooks, 27 manuals and more than 5 dozen technical articles and papers on various aspects of MIS. I also serve as the editor-in-chief of 5 major Encyclopedias and Handbooks on MIS, the Internet, Information Security, Computer Networks, and Technology Management. I also helped set up the first PC Lab in the United States and served as its first director. For each lecture I set up 6 to 9 learning outcomes introduced to my students at the beginning of each lecture. Using daily tweets that accompany my textbook, I have been able to incorporate new, cutting edge topics in just about all of my lectures. We spend 3-5 minutes at the beginning of each lecture and review breaking news that is related to the MIS field. A typical lecture is a combination of theory, discussion, video presentations, hands-on exercises, and practical and real life examples that relate class discussions to real life practice. Every piece in each lecture is directly linked to a learning outcome outlined at the beginning of each lecture. To further engage my students and keep them motivated, I give them two questions or assignments for the next class period. This creates a dynamic link between the class periods and the time that students study themselves. During my presentation, I will apply this framework to a couple of MIS topics that are covered by nearly all professors teaching the introductory MIS course. This presentation should give participants a clear road map that they may use when they teach their next MIS courses. They can use it in order to prepare their own lectures or use it as a checklist for comparing their own materials with the format outlined in this presentation. The results, hopefully, would be a framework for teaching the first course in MIS that would increase students’ participation and performance.

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Teaching the First Course in Management Information Systems A Framework - Course Technology Computing Conference

  1. 1. Teaching the First Course in Management Information Systems: A Framework
  2. 2. Teaching the First Course in Management Information Systems: A Framework Hossein Bidgoli, Ph. D. Professor of MIS California State University-Bakersfield hbidgoli@csub.edu 661-654-2331
  3. 3. Challenges:  Teaching the first course in MIS could be a difficult and challenging task  Some students come to the course with lots of background (Technical / Business)  Some students come with little to no background  Teaching the course in a pure theory format would be uninteresting  Teaching it in a pure technical manner could discourage certain students  The instructor job is defined but the student job is not as well defined
  4. 4. My Background:  I have taught this course for over 30 years  I am the author of 47 textbooks, 27 manuals, and more than 5 dozen technical articles and papers on various aspects of MIS  I serve as the editor-in-chief of five major Encyclopedias and Handbooks on MIS, the Internet, Information Security, Computer Networks, and Technology Management  I helped set up the first PC Lab in the United States and served as its first director Awards:  Professor of the Year Award  PSP (Professional and Scholarly Publishing) Award  The Library Journal’s Best Reference Award
  5. 5. A Framework: An Eight Steps Process 1. Start with daily tweets- Engaging Students 2. Technology in Action as they relate to the chapter- Engaging Students 3. Video with Q/A - Engaging Students 4. Hands-on with Excel -Engaging Students 5. Q /A with the Last Class Assignment -Engaging Students 6. Learning Outcomes -Engaging Students 7. Case Analysis -Engaging Students 8. Before They Leave -Engaging Students
  6. 6. Start with daily tweets- Engaging Students  Currency of the Materials  Importance of the topic or application  Real life linkage  Supplementing and Expanding the Textbook Materials  Increasing awareness with MIS literature
  7. 7. Technology in Action as they relate to the chapter- Engaging Students  Adding Practical Dimension  Real Life Applications  Connecting MIS to Students Lives
  8. 8. Video with Q/A - Engaging Students  Adding Practical Dimension  Real Life Applications  Changing the Pace
  9. 9. Hands-on with Excel -Engaging Students  Adding Practical Dimensions  Real Life Applications  Changing the Pace
  10. 10. Q /A with the last Class Assignment  Accountability  Engagement  Enhancing the Practical Applications of MIS
  11. 11. Learning Outcomes  Tying it altogether  How does each Piece Relate to the Learning Outcomes
  12. 12. Case Analysis  What is the case about?  What are students asked to do?  What is the desired outcome?
  13. 13. Before They Leave  Read Daily Tweets  Work on two daily assignments- Keep the Engagement while they are not in class  Spend time with the CourseMate  Read the chapter  Read the Case  Read the Review Card
  14. 14. Applying the Framework to Chapter 1: Information Systems: An Overview Daily Tweet: Target-related malware was a side job for man living in Russia http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/target-related-malware-was-side- job-man-living-in-russia-234726?source=IFWNLE_nlt_sec_2014-01-23  Security threats  Privacy of your Data  The Cost  Reference to Chapter 5
  15. 15. Applying the Framework to Chapter 1: Information Systems: An Overview Technology in Action:  A New Era of Marketing: YouTube  Social Networking and the Vulnerability of Personal Information  Information Technologies at Domino's Pizza  Information Technologies at The Home Depot  Information Technologies at UPS  Information Technologies at Walmart  Information Technologies at Netflix
  16. 16. Applying the Framework to Chapter 1: Information Systems: An Overview Video with Q/A Microsoft Smart Classrooms  Q1  Q2  Q3
  17. 17. Applying the Framework to Chapter 1: Information Systems: An Overview Hands-on with Excel  Graphs and Charts in Excel  Creating a Chart  Business Applications
  18. 18. Applying the Framework to Chapter 1: Information Systems: An Overview Q /A with the Last Class Assignment  Identify five applications of computers and information systems in a university, a grocery store, and in a bank  Log on to Microsoft Web site. What are some software and hardware products this company offers, and what are some unique features of these products? Who are some of Microsoft’s competitors?
  19. 19. Applying the Framework to Chapter 1: Information Systems: An Overview Learning Outcomes  LO1 Discuss common applications of computers and information systems.  LO2 Explain the differences between computer literacy and information literacy.  LO3 Define transaction-processing systems.  LO4 Define management information systems.  LO5 Describe the four major components of an information system.  LO6 Discuss the differences between data and information.  LO7 Explain the importance and applications of information systems in functional areas of a business.  LO8 Discuss how information technologies are used to gain a competitive advantage.  LO9 Explain the Five Forces Model and strategies for gaining a competitive advantage.  LO10 Review the IT job market.  LO11 Summarize the future outlook of information systems.
  20. 20. Applying the Framework to Chapter 1: Information Systems: An Overview Case Analysis  What is the case about?  What are students asked to do?  What is the desired outcome?
  21. 21. Before They Leave  Read Daily Tweets  Work on two daily assignments- Keep the Engagement while they are not in class  Spend time with the CourseMate  Read the chapter  Read the Case  Read the Review Card

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