There is no turning back on the information age. Employers are very interested in employees that understand the appropriate use of information technology to support their organization. This does not mean that the students must be able to program; however they do need to understand the issues associated with applying information technology. In addition educational institutions are exploring the use of technology enhanced delivery methodologies, such as the world wide web. This research evaluated the effectiveness of the use of a computerized, interactive case. This case uses hypertext media to engage the students in a problem solving activity in which they apply theory learned in lecture and text material to successfully accomplish a "real world" type problem. This is an example of an active learning methodology, which leads to improved learning of the content areas, with higher-order reasoning and increased retention.
Eierman, Michael and Schuldt, Barbara, "Interactive Cases in MIS" (1998). AMCIS 1998 Proceedings. 357.