PACIS 2022 Proceedings

Paper Number

1602

Abstract

Prior literature on using Arduino in university teaching mainly discussed integrating Arduino into an engineering course and students may have engineering backgrounds. In Information Systems (IS) curriculum, some courses do not emphasize on technical aspects, and students have diverse technical backgrounds. The workshop was designed to encourage learning by doing. Students were asked to develop prototypes to address a real world problem. They could use Arduino microcontroller, sensors (such as ultrasonic sensor to sense distance of objects), and devices such as LED lights, fans. Students were very engaged in the intensive workshop, and the outcome is positive. The study sheds light on integrating Arduino into courses that do not focus on engineering but aim to help students gain understanding of technical concepts such as software, hardware, input, output, and control. Students also learn about design and prototyping through the workshop.

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