Teaching Business Information Systems topics at academic institutions can profit a lot from applying the theoretical knowledge in hands‐on exercises in‐ and outside the class room employing standard software. Most software vendors provide academic licenses for their products which can be utilized by academic institution. The installation and maintenance of software products especially at Universities of Applied Sciences is usually not feasible due to staffing, knowledge, and funding restrictions. Cloud services lower these “barriers of entry”. This paper provides a show case which demonstrates how cloud services can be combined in a course setting teaching “E‐Business” in an undergraduate course at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. During exercises in a PC lab and on their own devices, the usage of Cloud services allowed students to gain practical experience in working with an industry standard collaborative code versioning system (git).
Grüne, Markus, "Teaching Software Engineering in the Cloud: Applying Cloud Computing Services in E-Business Education" (2016). BLED 2016 Proceedings. 16.