Creating and using a Wiki textbook to teach management information systems

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Abstract

The Management Information System (MIS) Department has developed and utilizes a wiki textbook for our undergraduate introductory course. The web based wiki contains content ranging from classics discussing databases to recent articles describing global enterprise security. The wiki textbook was originally developed to address the rapid changes in the information technology field and the challenges of keeping a traditional textbook current. In addition to providing timely content for students, there are a number of other benefits in using a wiki textbook: Students only need to have access to an internet browser Students are able to download and save posted readings The total saving for students has exceeded $350,000. No text book for students to carry The content is always current, including RSS feeds from multiple news sources In discussion with several book publishers and scholars on using wiki technology in the classroom, our university feels this topic has tremendous potential both for students and educators in the field of MIS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication6th International Conference on e-Learning 2011, ICEL 2011
PublisherAcademic Conferences Limited
Pages277-283
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781622766727
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Event6th International Conference on e-Learning 2011, ICEL 2011 - Kelowna, BC, Canada
Duration: Jun 27 2011Jun 28 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on e-Learning, ICEL
ISSN (Print)2048-8882
ISSN (Electronic)2048-8890

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on e-Learning 2011, ICEL 2011
CountryCanada
CityKelowna, BC
Period6/27/116/28/11

Keywords

  • Collaboration
  • ELearning
  • On-line textbook
  • RSS
  • Web 2.0
  • Wiki

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