Object-oriented concepts may become increasingly necessary for understanding and using business information systems. Business students are often exposed to object-oriented concepts in non-programming courses. We have used a text-based virtual reality, called a MOO, to provide students with an opportunity to learn object-oriented concepts by actively creating and using objects - but without writing code. After one lecture and two fifty minute labs, 75% of 172 business students successfully solved a goal-oriented exercise which required the use of object-oriented concepts. The MOO environment allowed the student to experience as well as learn object-oriented concepts without the use of a rigorous programming language.
"An Active Learning Environment for Teaching Object-Oriented Concepts in Business Information Systems Curricula,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 11
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jise/vol11/iss3/10