As Internet technologies have exploded over the past few years, corporations struggled to develop standards for managing their Internet resources. Since the passing of “Y2K,” organizations have increasingly focused on developing an effective Internet presence. Consumer shopping on the Internet is expected to grow to around $1 trillion by the year 2003, and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is expected to grow to around $300 billion by the same year. With this escalating demand for Internet-based commerce, organizations are attempting to recruit IS personnel who can develop Internet applications, and they expect academic institutions to provide IS professionals with the skills necessary for this rapidly changing technological environment as well as traditional skills needed for the mainframe environment. With limited resources, academic institutions have been revamping their curriculum to accommodate the growth of the Internet and to maintain the more traditional IS core curriculum. By utilizing readily available computer hardware and software, academic institutions can provide an effective and active Internet learning environment.
Wallace, David C., "Teaching a Comprehensive Web Based Application within an IS Curriculum" (2002). ICEB 2002 Proceedings (Taipei, Taiwan). 90.