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Journal of Information Systems Education

Abstract

It is imperative for Information Systems professionals to be able to work well with other people. Information Systems development is a social process that requires this. It is difficult for tertiary institutions to teach these skills to students while also teaching them the technical skills that they need. This paper proposes a method whereby the techniques of Joint Application Design (JAD) used in industry can be combined with the techniques of cooperative learning in the classroom. It is proposed that this method, will not only promote the learning of the modeling techniques that are used, but will also promote the learning of some of the interpersonal and group skills that are needed by Information System's graduates. A discussion of some of the data from a case study done is presented to support these claims.

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