Title: MIS students and the systems analysis and design course project: a proposed experiential approach

Authors: Brandi N. Guidry; Michael W. Totaro

Addresses: Department of Business Systems, Analysis and Technology, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 43930, Lafayette, 70504-3930, LA, USA ' Department of Business Systems, Analysis and Technology, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, P.O. Box 43930, Lafayette, 70504-3930, LA, USA

Abstract: A challenge faced by many instructors of systems analysis and design courses is the selection or development of projects that provide challenging, yet suitable, learning experiences for students. Employing a use-cases approach in undergraduate management information systems (MIS) courses offers students a host of opportunities to experientially examine real-world problems that require real-world solutions. The purpose of this paper is to provide a systems analysis and design example case, show the progression of case development, and offer a generalised grading rubric that may be used when assessing the achievement of student learning outcomes and determining overall project success. Additionally, theoretical support for employing such a project, as well as benefits to students, is discussed.

Keywords: systems analysis; systems design; systems courses; undergraduate students; use-cases; experiential learning; student projects; learning experiences; management information systems; MIS; real-world problems; real-world solutions; case development; grading rubrics; learning outcomes; project success; University of Louisiana; Lafayette; universities; higher education; USA; United States; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2013.052283

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2013 Vol.13 No.2, pp.121 - 139

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 19 Feb 2013 *

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