One of the fundamental challenges of information systems education within a school of business is to integrate technology theory and business analysis. Information systems as an academic discipline must contain a theoretical component, for theory development is, after all, the essence of academia. However, model curricula for IS education (e.g., IS’2002.6) have been incorporating a growing number of applied, hands-on topics. This is especially true of the undergraduate course in data communications and networking (DCN). While we do not negate the value of a lab experience in network configuration, we posit that applied DCN topics can be effectively taught via the business case method as well. Toward this end, our article proposes a pedagogical framework. This type of framework can also be used in other Information Systems courses to maintain an appropriate balance between technology theory and business analysis.
Gendron, Michael and Jarmoszko, A. T.
"The Integration of Technology Theory and Business Analysis: A Pedagogical Framework for the Undergraduate MIS Course in Data Communications and Networking,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 14
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jise/vol14/iss4/4