Abstracts Chair

Victor Berardi, Kent State University, Stark Campus

Ordered by presentation time

Wednesday PM Presentations - November 4

How to Apply an Agile Framework to InfoSec Management

Leigh Mutchler
James Madison University

Amy Connolly
James Madison University

Information security (InfoSec) is a vital yet complex sociotechnical system (Zimmermann & Renaud, 2019) in today’s digital age. Because of the ever-changing landscape, students entering the workforce lack skills that organizations desperately need (Mickos, 2019). The need for well-trained InfoSec professionals increases yearly; more than 200,000 jobs remained open in 2015 (Sheridan, 2016) and 4 million workers are needed by 2021 (Help Net, 2019; Morgan, 2017). Here, we propose that agile is desperately needed to help universities train dexterous InfoSec professionals who can meet the demands of this novel field. More...

Wednesday at 1:20 pm

Using Oracle Application Express Cloud during COVID-19 Remote Learning

RJ Podeschi
Millikin University

The spring 2020 semester brought forth an historic situation as institutions were pushed to remote learning in March as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. While some students remained quarantined on campus with access to high-bandwidth internet and specialized computer labs, others moved back home where access to on-campus resources and dedicated internet bandwidth was potentially limited – especially for under-resourced students. In an upper-level database course, access to enterprise database software such as Oracle is critical to applying key learning outcomes such as relational modeling and SQL. More...

Wednesday at 2:40 pm

Thursday AM Presentations - November 5

Engaging Government-Industry-University Partnerships to Further Gender Equity in STEM Workforce Education through Technology and Information System Learning Tools

Kirk Knestis
Incer, LLC

Rebekah Rebekah
Becks Intelligence Group, LLC

Joselina Cheng
University of Central Oklahoma

This paper details processes through which a grant-funded project leveraged active partnerships among government agencies (e.g. the Federal Bureau of Investigation); industry firms (e.g. Apple, IBM), and university entities to research and develop an innovative, out-of-school information system and technology workforce education program, with the aim of improving equity of opportunity for high school girls. As senior personnel on a project funded under a National Science Foundation workforce development program (Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers or ITEST), the authors focus on how those cross-sector collaborations informed decisions driving implementation and design of technology-rich experiences to engage girls in data science, analytics, information communication technology, and programming disciplines in an experiential, law enforcement computer forensics context. More...

Thursday at 10:40 am

Preparing Information System and Computing Professionals in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

Li-Jen Lester
Sam Houston State University

Yaprak Dalat Ward
Fort Hays State University

While many universities have sound policies and practices on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in place, most often, these practices do not go beyond Diversity, the full spectrum of demographic differences. The aspects, Equity, and Inclusion, described as treating individuals fairly and respectfully with equal access to opportunities and resources, creating a culture of belonging, are frequently neglected. It comes as no surprise that SHRM’s 2020 Conference (SHRM, 2020) is entitled INCLUSION 2020 and in capital letters. This title clearly demonstrates the paramount work that awaits organizations and universities alike. More...

Thursday at 11:00 am

What is a Gamer? An exploration of culture, identity and belonging

Jennifer Breese
Pennsylvania State University

Tatiana Zwerling
Penn State University

Jeffery Chiampi
Penn State Wilkes-Barre

The purpose of this abstract is to support further research exploring how gamers chose whether to identify themselves as gamers or not and why? Duggan (2015) found that 50% of men and 48% of women play video games in some form or fashion be it on consoles, mobile applications, or computers; however, a striking number of both populations shun the descriptor of ‘gamer.’ Men identified themselves as gamers at a rate nearly four times that of women who said the same. The identification statistics garner even further interest when the actual identification number of 15% of men and 6% of women is reported (Duggan, 2015). More...

Thursday at 11:20 am

Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Big Data Analytics in Healthcare: A Systematic Literature Review

Rachida Parks
Quinnipiac University

Zhuoqi Dong
Quinnipiac University

There is no doubt that analytics provide stakeholders with the ability to go beyond reducing costs to enabling epidemic predictions, reducing preventable deaths, and improving quality of life. This is why healthcare organizations feel an urgency to embrace a digital transformation that relies on robust analytics capabilities to stay relevant and competitive. However, due to the fragmented nature of the healthcare sector, most analytics initiatives operate, unfortunately in silos. The growing and largely unstructured and scattered literature across various academic disciplines calls for a systematic literature review to assess the current state of the literature, identify gaps, and outline future research directions. More...

Thursday at 3:40 pm

Friday AM Presentations - November 6

Practicing Evidence Based Teaching in Online Systems Analysis and Design and IT Project Management courses

Doncho Petkov
Eastern Connecticut State University

Olga Petkova
Central Connecticut State University

COVID’19 pandemic is forcing many universities to replace classroom instruction with synchronized online teaching. The unique challenges of this societal crisis present faculty with the opportunity to improve the learning of their students through some of the techniques of evidence-based teaching (EBT). According to Schwartz & Gurung (2012), Killian (2014) and others, EBT strategies include clear lesson goals, using the “show and tell” approach, questioning to check for understanding, using of graphic summary of the class, allowing lots of practicing, provisioning of feedback, nurturing metacognition and a few others. More...
Friday at 9:40 am

On Using the Work Systems Method in Teaching Systems Analysis and Design

Doncho Petkov
Eastern Connecticut State University

Theme: Project organization and methodologies Abstract This short report summarizes the experience of the author in teaching the Work System Method (WSM) in the Systems Analysis and Design (SAD) course at ECSU. According to Alter (2006, 2013), WSM provides a rigorous but non-technical approach to any manager or business professional to visualize and analyse systems related problems and opportunities. I had the privilege of participating in past research on WSM (see reference list) and that informed this work. More...

Friday at 11:40 am