Title: The advanced database course and the information systems 2010 model curriculum: an experiential approach to learning

Authors: Michael W. Totaro; Brandi N. Guidry

Addresses: School of Computing and Informatics, Ray P. Authement College of Sciences, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Post Office Box 41808, Lafayette, LA 70504-1808, USA ' Department of Management, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Post Office Box 43570, Lafayette, LA 70504-3930, USA

Abstract: Employing a collaborative project-based pedagogical approach that presents ideas and situations that are reflective of real-world experiences provides a challenging learning experience for students, both as individuals and team members. The IS 2010 curriculum guidelines serve as a useful reference for defining the learning objectives of an undergraduate database course. In this paper, a portion of these guidelines also serves as the foundation for the development of a student project to be used in an undergraduate advanced database course at the authors' institution. This paper provides the specifications for the project, examples of possible solutions to most elements of the project, and offers grading rubrics that may be used when assessing the achievement of student learning outcomes and determining overall project success.

Keywords: advanced database courses; IS 2010 model curriculum; collaborative project based pedagogy; undergraduate MIS; experiential learning; assessment rubrics; learning assurance; information systems; higher education; undergraduate projects; learning outcomes.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2013.054295

International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, 2013 Vol.5 No.2, pp.115 - 129

Received: 09 Jul 2012
Accepted: 09 Jan 2013

Published online: 18 Jul 2014 *

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