Learning with Information Systems

Author: Simon Bell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134845219
Format: PDF
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In Learning with Information Systems the author takes the developing world as the context and through a series of case studies develops a commonly used systems analysis methodology. He demonstrates how this methodology can evolve and adapt as new ideas become prominent. Issues of sustainability of information systems, participation in systems design and user ownership of systems are all examined. This book does not attempt to be prescriptive for all contexts nor does it focus on any particular technology. It addresses the essential questions and promises practical approaches which will help in the avoidance of the worst forms of disaster associated with the planning of information systems for developing countries.

Information Systems Action Research

Author: Ned Kock
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387360603
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book uses action research to conduct research activities in information technology and systems. It covers the methodological issues that arise when action research methods are conducted, provides examples of action research in practice, and summarizes the philosophical foundations of action research and its application as a methodology in Information Systems research and research programs.

Human Centered Methods in Information Systems Current Research and Practice

Author: Clarke, Steve
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1930708564
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The 1980s and 1990s have seen a growing interest in research and practice in information systems design and development from a human-centered perspective. This interest is accelerated by the increase in organizations in which the human resource provides the means to key competitive advantage. This book is a compilation of contributed chapters by researchers and practitioners addressing the relationships between human activity, organizational issues and technology.

Teaching as a Design Science

Author: Diana Laurillard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136448209
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Teaching is changing. It is no longer simply about passing on knowledge to the next generation. Teachers in the twenty-first century, in all educational sectors, have to cope with an ever-changing cultural and technological environment. Teaching is now a design science. Like other design professionals – architects, engineers, programmers – teachers have to work out creative and evidence-based ways of improving what they do. Yet teaching is not treated as a design profession. Every day, teachers design and test new ways of teaching, using learning technology to help their students. Sadly, their discoveries often remain local. By representing and communicating their best ideas as structured pedagogical patterns, teachers could develop this vital professional knowledge collectively. Teacher professional development has not embedded in the teacher’s everyday role the idea that they could discover something worth communicating to other teachers, or build on each others’ ideas. Could the culture change? From this unique perspective on the nature of teaching, Diana Laurillard argues that a twenty-first century education system needs teachers who work collaboratively to design effective and innovative teaching.

Information Technology Control and Audit Fifth Edition

Author: Angel R. Otero
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429877323
Format: PDF
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The new fifth edition of Information Technology Control and Audit has been significantly revised to include a comprehensive overview of the IT environment, including revolutionizing technologies, legislation, audit process, governance, strategy, and outsourcing, among others. This new edition also outlines common IT audit risks, procedures, and involvement associated with major IT audit areas. It further provides cases featuring practical IT audit scenarios, as well as sample documentation to design and perform actual IT audit work. Filled with up-to-date audit concepts, tools, techniques, and references for further reading, this revised edition promotes the mastery of concepts, as well as the effective implementation and assessment of IT controls by organizations and auditors.

The Routledge Companion to Management Information Systems

Author: Robert D. Galliers
Publisher: Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting
ISBN: 9781138666450
Format: PDF
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The field of Information Systems has been evolving since the first application of computers in organizations in the early 1950s. Focusing on information systems analysis and design aup to and including the 1980s, the field has expanded enormously, with our assumptions about information and knowledge being challenged, along with both intended and unintended consequences of information technology. This prestige reference work offers students and researchers a critical reflection on major topics and current scholarship in the evolving field of Information Systems. A single volume survey of the field, it is organized into four parts. The first section deals with Disciplinary and Methodological Foundations. The second section deals with Development, Adoption and Use of MIS - topics that formed the centerpiece of the field of IS in the last century. Section 3 deals with Managing Organizational IS, Knowledge and Innovation, while Section 4 considers emerging and continuing issues and controversies in the field - IS in Society and a Global Context (cf. Volume 4 of the Handbook). Each chapter provides a balanced overview of current knowledge, identifying issues and discussing relevant debates. The style is analytical, reflexive and engaging. This prestigious book is required reading for any student or researcher in (Management) Information Systems, academics and students covering the breadth of the field, and established researchers seeking a single volume repository on the current state of knowledge, current debates and relevant literature.