International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education
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International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education (3 papers in press)
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic: results of a Delphi survey by Matteo Cristofaro, Pier Luigi Giardino, Luna Leoni Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic forced the global population to modify social habits. In particular, during 2020 the majority of educational institutions worldwide had to shift from the traditional face-to-face to the online teaching methodology, leading to a consequential debate among instructors, citizens, media, and government about its advantages and disadvantages. To realise a comprehensive evaluation of online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following research question has been formulated: what are the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of online teaching that emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic? In order to provide an answer, a three-round Delphi study was implemented involving 12 editorial board members of the
International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education, whose opinions were mediated and synthesised in a SWOT analysis. From the SWOT analysis, a series of strategies has been developed to help policy makers and instructors in adopting a strategising view towards online teaching. Keywords: online teaching; COVID-19; pandemic; face-to-face teaching; strengths; weaknesses; opportunities; and threats; SWOT; university; learning;
knowledge; strategic decision making; strategy. DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2020.10034604
Impact on Organizations of changes in Information Systems: The case of two Lisbon Universities by David Alvim, Bráulio Alturas Abstract: The acceptance of a new IS by users is not always easy, as people tend to be resistant to changes. This paper seeks to identify and evaluate the organizational impact of a IS change, having as subject of study the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) and the University of Lisbon. The study was carried out based on a model that considers three perspectives: the quality of the system, the quality of information and the quality of service. For this study, interviews were conducted, and questionnaires were applied to some employees of the two universities to assess the impact of the SAP ERP implementation. The results confirm the importance of the quality of information and quality of the service provided, on learning and then on the organizational impact, through the benefits obtained and the impact on the end user. Keywords: Portuguese Universities; Information Systems; User Satisfaction; ISCTE-IUL; University of Lisbon; SAP ERP.
Examining the impact of flipping the classroom on student performance in an undergraduate course in project management by Esmail Mohebbi Abstract: This paper examines the impact of adopting a flipped classroom model on the academic performance of students in an introductory undergraduate course in project management. The study was conducted over a three-semester period during which the course was transformed from a traditional lecture-oriented format to semi-flipped and flipped modes of instruction in search of a more fruitful learning environment for students with diverse academic backgrounds and program needs. A combination of
performance- and perception-based data were collected for analytical purposes.
Multiple assessment tools were included in the study to measure students' performance with respect to various layers of intended learning outcomes. The
results showed that students in semi-flipped and flipped classrooms on average
outperformed their peers in all the assessment categories considered. There were no statistically significant differences in performance between the semi-flipped and flipped classrooms. Furthermore, the study revealed that the majority of students viewed the flipped classroom favourably and noted that it offered advantages over a traditional lecture-oriented format.
Keywords: flipped classroom; instructional methodology; project management; operations management; academic performance; business education. DOI: 10.1504/IJIOME.2021.10039851