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Recommended Citation: Waguespack, L J.  Threaded Live Case Study Lessons Learned.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §411.

Threaded Live Case Study Lessons Learned

Leslie J. Waguespack, Jr.    [a1] [a2]
Computer Information Systems Department
Bentley College    [u1] [u2]
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA    [c1] [c2]

The case study (a.k.a. "Harvard Case") is a widely respected and utilized pedagogical instrument in management education. Although commonly used in upper level IS courses relating to strategic planning and policy, it is not so commonly used in IS courses relating to technology capability and application. This paper presents a discussion of the case study concept as it has been used for the past four years across segments of an IS curriculum. It differs from the Harvard case in two ways: first it is live, engaging students in IS practice and second it is threaded, intertwining a series of IS courses covering various curriculum aspects. This paper presents results of this approach and survey results from four years of students participating in the pedagogy. The concept is interpreted in the BSCIS program at Bentley College.

Keywords: case study, pedagogy, IS curriculum, IS practicum

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