Panel Presentations

Panels Chair

George Nezlek, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Ordered by presentation time

First Timers - Welcome Orientation

Monday - 11/2/2015 in Skinner at 11:25 am

A panel designed to help first timer's gain the most of the conference. Join a few experienced attendees along with other first timers to gain insight on how to share your research and find new research partners. All welcome!

Should we even bother? Examining the Relevance of Teaching Legacy Technologies.

George Nezlek
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Mark Frydenberg
Bentley University

Michelle Louch
Duquesne University

Anthony Serapiglia
St. Vincent College

Monday - 11/2/2015 in McRae at 2:40 pm

Many introductory IS, CIS, MIS, ITM, etc., courses incorporate an often extensive overview of typical information technologies for input, output, storage, networking, etc. As we move towards a cloud-based digital universe where individuals as well as organizations tend to increasingly rely on portable technologies that differ far more in form rather than substance (e.g. iPhones v. Androids) an issue surfaces concerning just how significant the technology overview portion of most introductory courses actually is. Is it really necessary? Is it just a history segment so older faculty can feel comfortable presenting the material they grew up with and a domain in which they are genuinely experts, even if students see absolutely no relevance to the presentation? Or, is it still the most important part of any useful introductory course? Our panel will consider the end points of this continuum and points in-between, as well as offering insights into how to possibly scale back the introduction to potentially irrelevant technologies and scale up the introduction to using those technologies effectively

EDSIG Fellows Meeting

Monday - 11/2/2015 in Skinner at 3:45 pm

EDSIG honors long time researchers and volunteers to the Education Special Interest Group for AITP. This gathering is for EDSIG Fellows only.

EDSIG Town Hall - Questions and Comments for Board Members

Monday - 11/2/2015 in Skinner at 4:35 pm

Join EDSIG Board members to offer your suggestions for a more effective organization. This has been a challenging year for EDSIG as we coordinated our first conference. Bring your questions and offer your suggestions for a more effective organization. All welcome!

Report of the EDSIG CIS Curriculum Task Group: Status; Immediate Issues - Mapping Body of Knowledge to Exit Objectives; Call for Participation

Bart Longenecker
University of South Alabama

Jeffry Babb
West Texas A&M University

Leslie Waguespack
Bentley University

William Tastle
Ithaca College

Jeff Landry
University of South Alabama

Tuesday - 11/3/2015 in Bellamy at 8:30 am

This is a status report of the ongoing efforts of the task group sponsored by the EDSIG Standing Committee on Curricular Matters studying the curricular content of academic programs focusing on the preparation of professional IS developers. Task Force focus to date: 1) Identifying and ranking IS development skills derived from industry studies of professional practice, 2) Assessing the industry skills coverage of published curricular guidelines in computing, 3) Aligning learning outcomes with world class software development skills (Best practice in requirement and systems analysis, design, programming, and project management), 4) Curriculum/pedagogy design based upon skills-based exit specifications. A brief review of the working Body of Knowledge and Curriculum Objectives is presented as a basis for group and audience discussion. Over and above reporting their progress, the task group seeks to recruit EDSIG members to join the task group's work through collaborative initiatives that advance this curricular study while involving a wide range of IS and computing academic professionals.

Publishing your research in JISE - a forum with the editor(s)

Lee Freeman
University of Michigan

Albert Harris
Appalachian State University

Kwok-Bun Yue
University of Houston - Clear Lake

Tuesday - 11/3/2015 in Bellamy at 9:20 am

A chance to sit down with the editor of JISE and become acquainted with the process of submitting research to and working through the publication cycle of the leading journal in the topic area.

Strategies and Approaches for Teaching Storage and Data Management – Faculty Perspectives, Insights & Suggestions

Mark Conway

Douglas Kline
University of North Carolina Wilmington

John Pickard
East Carolina University

Glenn Royster
Wayne Community College

Darlene Woods
Fayetteville Community College

Matthew Zullo
Wake Technical Community College

Tuesday - 11/3/2015 in Bellamy at 10:15 am

Recent articles in the Information Systems Education Journal have pointed out the need to add new technology and curriculum areas such as storage, Big Data and analytics to provide IS/IT students with the skills they will need as they enter the workforce – at the same time pointing out the difficulty of incorporating these concepts into an already full curriculum model (e.g. Janicki, Cummings, Kline 2014). This panel will provide perspectives from five institutions that have taken differing approaches to building in storage, data management, cloud and virtualization into their courses. With the continued growth in data volumes and variety, the explosion in social and digital media, and the oncoming Internet of Things (IoT), organizations are awash in data. As they increasingly adopt computing models such as hybrid clouds – or use hyperscalers such as AWS or Microsoft’s Azure for achieving, back-up and disaster recovery – the demand for IS professional with an understanding of relevant data management technologies and approaches will continue to grow. This session will provide you candid insights on how each of the participating schools assed the need, updated their courses, supported faculty development, worked with industry partners, and got the buy-in from department colleagues & curriculum approval bodies.

Service Learning through Community Engagement in Information Systems Courses

Olga Petkova
Central Connecticut State University

James Lawler
Pace University

R Podeschi
Millikin University

Tuesday - 11/3/2015 in McRae at 11:05 am

The panel will address several issues associated with the use of service-learning in Information Systems courses like differentiating between service-learning, community engagement and community voluntarism, identification of community partnerships, and challenges associated with implementation of community projects. The panel session will provide also opportunity for sharing of best practices in delivering service learning Information Technology courses. There is not much published research elaborating on the challenges of service-learning through community engagement and the benefits for the students involved in this experience. Although many of the Information Systems faculty understand that this approach is beneficial and positive, the lack of methodological advice on the implementation of such projects and the increased amount of work, associated with them is a hindrance toward the wider utilization of community oriented service- learning in the IS discipline. The main goals of the panel are to create awareness of the mutual benefits for students, community and faculty, resulting from the application of community oriented service-learning and to provide opportunity for sharing of best practices in community oriented service-learning. During the first 30 minutes, the three presenters will explain their initial views in order to initiate a discussion and to allow the audience to participate in it during the last 25 minutes of the panel under the guidance of the moderator.

Mobile Forensic Security Training: what should be covered and how to teach?

Karen Paullet
Robert Morris University

Frederick Kohun
Robert Morris University

Tuesday - 11/3/2015 in Bellamy at 2:25 pm

Mobile phones have become an ever-present part of our society bringing to the forefront increasing concerns related to security. Mobile devices are being used to commit crimes and are becoming a target to gain user information for harmful intentions. Mobile security remains a top concern to businesses. The project aims at advancing both knowledge and education in the field of mobile cybersecurity and cyber forensics by creating an online Mobile Forensics and Security (MFS) certificate program and developing and implementing a train-the-trainer program for Computer Information Systems faculty. The Panelists have been funded in an NSF project to develop such a program, and are open to participation and discussion with IS educators. The project will potentially impact thousands of students trained in mobile security, thereby improving cybersecurity in a variety of U.S. industry sectors and government.