Integrating Technology into a Management of Human Resources Course

Jeannie L. Pridmore, University of West Georgia
Samantha White, University of West Georgia


Information Systems has turned the Human Resource field into a sophisticated talent tracking and data-mining arena. Mastering Human Resources Information Systems has been reported as a top in demand skill for human resource employees. Universities are increasingly incorporating real-life Information Systems into their programs to produce graduates that meet industry demands. Using hands-on HRIS exercises is one initiative that could enhance student learning and produce graduates with a leg up in industry. How to integrate HRIS hands-on exercises to ensure students have the opportunity to develop this knowledge? This paper investigates using hands-on HRIS exercises in a Management of Human Resources course to enhance student learning and skills development. Data will be collected using a pre and post survey designed to measure perceived student learning and skill development. Then t-tests will be utilized to determine if differences exist after exposure to the course material and the hands-on exercises.