Traditional introductory Management Information Systems (MIS) large-scale lecture course models include a textbook, PowerPoint slides, and electronic files of exam questions utilized for assessing students’ understanding of the topics. Today’s Business professionals are required to think critically and apply explicit and tacit knowledge. The MIS department recognized that this traditional large-scale lecture format was not sustaining student engagement and it was evident that students were not developing these critical business skills when MIS professors were prescribing to the traditional textbook methodologies. The MIS Department revisited the traditional large-scale lecture-based format and created a new classroom curriculum centered on Activity Based Learning and conceptualized an Active Learning Funnel incorporating three dimensions: Technology, Content and Activity which form an Enhanced Learning Environment.
Lavin, Amy; Martin, Marie-Christine; and Sclarow, Steve, "RADICALLY REDESIGNING INTRODUCTORY MIS LARGE-SCALE LECTURES: CREATING ENHANCED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS" (2018). Proceedings of the 2018 AIS SIGED International Conference on Information Systems Education and Research. 28.