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Presentation
Inroads to Engaging iGeneration Students in Innovative IS Education: Lessons Learned in the Trenches
AMCIS 2017 Proceedings
  • Timothy R. Hill, San Jose State University
  • Martin Doyle, Temple University
  • David Kocsis, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Richard Sessions, San Jose State University
  • Rebecca Jackson, Temple University
Description
Some iGeneration students we face in our classrooms today were just seven years old when the iPhone was introduced. They are profoundly different from previous generations in ways that often make them challenging to engage, but delving into those distinctions offers strategies to meet the challenges. The panel is drawn from different roles in different programs that have been exploring such strategies in their classrooms, leveraging the iGeneration’s penchant for social media and compelling story-telling to engage them in innovative IS education. These programs are experimenting with experiential learning cast as blog postings from a fictional student character that vicariously places real students inside a Silicon Valley startup, crafting a mobile/web app using Saleforce.com’s innovative enterprise technology platform. Preliminary data has suggested promise and the panelists share their perspectives, as instructors, administrators and iGeneration students themselves, based on their early experiences, to help identify lessons learned and stimulate creative discussion.
Citation Information
Timothy R. Hill, Martin Doyle, David Kocsis, Richard Sessions, et al.. "Inroads to Engaging iGeneration Students in Innovative IS Education: Lessons Learned in the Trenches" (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rebecca_jackson/12/