Despite increasing need for information systems (IS) students to graduate with “real world” business perspectives and strong problem-solving skills, introductory IS programming courses typically are taught in a manner that is disconnected from meaningful interaction with business problems or with needs of actual software users. Further, the syntax-oriented approach used in most courses raises sociological barriers to student success. This paper proposes a realignment of IS programming curriculum using an HCI-oriented approach. Potential benefits of this approach are increasing social support and motivational aspects of programming and expanding students’ exposure to business problems and user needs.
Wilson, E. Vance and Germonprez, Matt, "An HCI-Oriented Approach to the Introductory IS Programming Course" (2006). MWAIS 2006 Proceedings. 20.