As effective as an instructor may be, a classroom setting simply cannot offer information systems students the benefit that actually working in a real-world environment can offer. Internships can benefit a few students, but a course in which all the students are provided with the opportunity to develop systems, working with real-world clients, and where the final solution is not known until the project is completed, can also be extremely beneficial. This paper presents a case analysis of several real-world projects undertaken by students, and provides a discussion of the “lessons-learned” from the projects, which include communicating with teammates, communicating with clients, communicating with the instructor, project management issues, as well as lessons learned by the instructor.
Fox, Terry L.
"A Case Analysis of Real-World Systems Development Experiences of CIS Students,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 13
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jise/vol13/iss4/9