IS Curriculum, Education and Teaching Cases


Fostering deep and meaningful self-reflection that leads to action, growth, and personal change among students challengesprofessors of large classes. Over 280 students in a single lecture course on critical thinking were asked to take part in a selfanalysisand also were provided multisource (360°) feedback. The combination of personalized feedback from the self andfrom known others appears to facilitate processes related to self-insight and developmental goal setting. This pedagogicalapproach would not have been possible without the development of software integrating WordPress, a popular, free, opensourcecontent management system (CMS), with Qualtrics, an online survey tool. This paper describes how this technologyserved both as a pedagogical tool, as well as a research tool.