Title: A hybrid instruction design of a database course: from concept to implementation

Authors: S.B. Yadav

Addresses: James and Elizabeth Sowell Professor of Telecom Technology, Area of Information Systems and Quantitative Sciences (ISQS), Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409, USA

Abstract: The paper employs two instruction approaches to design and deliver a database course at the undergraduate level. It presents a novel way to combine constructivist instruction ideas with the objectivist instruction methods. The paper uses the idea of intermediate deliverable-feedback on team projects to provide appropriate guidance in bringing about deeper learning and creation of knowledge by students. We discuss the database course design and its delivery. The course evaluation by students was positive.

Keywords: constructivist instruction; deliverable feedback; hands-on database courses; hybrid instruction design; learning outcomes; objectivist instruction; course design; team projects; information systems; higher education; database skills.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2007.015280

International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2007 Vol.2 No.2, pp.140 - 151

Published online: 01 Oct 2007 *

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