Title: Problems and prospects in teaching multidisciplinary courses: a case study of human resource information systems
Authors: Mohan Thite, Don Kerr, Kuldeep Sandhu
Addresses: Department of Management, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia. ' Department of Management, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia. ' Department of Management, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia
Abstract: This paper identifies and explores the issues, challenges and strategies in the design, development and administration of a suitable Human Resource Information System (HRIS) curriculum. Many academics have limited experience in teaching cross-disciplinary subjects and are further constrained by the cost and technical difficulties in deploying relevant software packages for hands-on experience by students. Another challenge is the variation in students| abilities when undertaking such a course with classes typically having a mix of information systems and human resource students. The paper uses a case study approach to analyse key issues and explore possible strategies for improvement.
Keywords: cross-disciplinary courses; human resource information systems; human resource management; HRM; information systems education; multidisciplinary courses; case study; human resources.
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2007 Vol.2 No.2, pp.183 - 193
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