Object-oriented (OO) application development continues to steadily move into the mainstream of systems development. Many information technologists forecast OO development will become the dominant application development strategy within a few years. Currently, object-oriented development tools and methodologies seem to be maturing enough to support this forecast. Key to supporting this shift toward OO development are a sufficient number of OO-based information systems professionals. Industry ultimately must seek their OO talent pool from information systems (IS) and computer science (CS) degree programs. This study looks at the change, over a four-year period (1992-1996), of OO technologies taught in IS programs. Specifically, changes in demographics of IS programs teaching OO, extent of OO courses taught, OO programming languages,and OO methodologies are presented
Douglas, David E. and Hardgrave, Bill C., "Object-Oriented Trends:Information Systems Degree Programs" (1997). AMCIS 1997 Proceedings. 201.