As information systems undergraduate students enter the workforce, they often work with business professionals, computer scientists, and IT specialists to analyze business problems to design and implement fitting technological solutions. Yet, many MIS courses fail to expose students to interdisciplinary project-based work to prepare them for the eventualities they will experience in industry. MIS, CS, and IT curricula may include project-based work, but often in isolation. We propose the design of a project-based curriculum that utilizes free and open source software (FOSS) ecosystems to bring together students from across business and computing disciplines to solve real-world problems. Drawing on issues currently experienced in programs that utilize FOSS ecosystems for student learning, we propose methods that may offer lower entry-costs for faculty and students in terms of human and financial resources.
Wall, Jeffrey D., "Theorizing a Low Entry-Cost, Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Curriculum for Open Source Project-Based Learning" (2023). MWAIS 2023 Proceedings. 5.