Information systems professionals perform daily in complex organizational environments. As such, the technical skills they possess are as critical as the ability to work across functional areas in a goal-oriented team environment. The IS'95 Curriculum emphasizes and formalizes the need to explicitly develop group work and communication skills: the 'other' IS skill set. Group work and communication skills development should be taught within the context of current course work by incorporating collaborative learning methods in the teaching strategy. This paper will discuss the benefits of collaborative learning, the need for collaborative experiences across the IS curriculum, and strategies for implementingcollaborative exercises within the IS classroom.
Berens, Rebecca, "Teaching the 'Other' IS Skill Set:Developing and Integrating Collaborative Experiences in the IS Curriculum" (1995). AMCIS 1995 Proceedings. 156.