2014 ISECON Proceedings - Panel Presentation


Teaching Systems Thinking in Information Systems Programs


Doncho Petkov
Eastern Connecticut State University

Leslie Waguespack
Bentley University

George Schell
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Olga Petkova
Central Connecticut State University

Jeffry Stephen Babb
West Texas A&M University


Objectives
Systems Approaches are not covered beyond the basic notions in most IS textbooks and IS programs. The panel will address several issues associated with the introduction of systems thinking in Information Technology programs like raising awareness of the relevance of systems approaches to IS development, identifying ways to introduce more systems thinking in IS programs and the topics to include at different levels of a program, recent trends in systems thinking and systems methodologies relevant to IS development and IS programs. The panel session will identify ways for integrating systems thinking in the IS curriculum and the associated challenges.

Targeted Attendees
academics and practitioners in systems development as well as IT management.

Recommended Citation: Petkov, D., Waguespack, L., Schell, G., Petkova, O., Babb, J. S., (2014). Teaching Systems Thinking in Information Systems Programs. The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference, v.31 n.3157, Baltimore, Maryland