Communications of the Association for Information Systems


It is well known that student enrollment, and quite likely interest, has fallen in many IS/IT related courses in recent years, by our count as much as 75 percent. This downward trend has become a frequent topic of conversation among IS academics at conferences and on discussion lists such as ISWorld. However, there is a small but growing number of IS educators who are reexamining what it means to study information systems. The purpose of this panel, presented at the 2007 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), was to present and discuss diverse and innovative approaches to IS/IT teaching and course development.