New second information systems course: personal productivity with information technology

Gordon B. Davis, J. David Naumann

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A new 'second' information systems course is proposed to follow the introductory course. Both non-majors and IS majors can benefit from the course. It focuses on improving productivity of individual knowledge workers by assisting them to achieve effective and efficient management of their individual information management systems. The relationship between individual systems and corporate systems is that of 'systems in the small' versus 'systems in the large.' Therefore, the course provides information useful to non-majors in managing their systems and to majors in learning to support users and also as an insightful look at the entire system process before starting more bounded specialist courses. The course is designed to achieve a balance between concepts and application of the concepts in practice. Technology concepts and characteristics are emphasized rather than performance figures in order to focus students on long-term knowledge rather than transitory features. The course is being offered experimentally in March to June, 1994. Instructional materials are being tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-78
Number of pages8
JournalUnknown Journal
Issue numberA-54
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the IFIP TC8 Open Conference on Business Process Re-engineering: Information Systems Opportunities and Challenges - Queensland Gold Coast, Aust
Duration: May 8 1994May 11 1994


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