Journal of Information Systems Education


This paper describes the use of two software tools – Visionquest and Harvard Graphics – to help create an active learning environment. This approach, which I will call the IIC (for Integrated and Interactive Classroom) approach, attempts to create an environment where MIS students work in teams, provide feedback to the instructor, and present a term project to the rest of the class. Visionquest automates many functions of a meeting while Harvard Graphics is a presentation tool. The IIC approach uses these packages as a tool to support and improve the active learning strategy of a cooperative student project. By making use of widely available software tools, the teaching methods described here are readily transferable. This makes the IIC approach applicable to a wide audience.



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