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Strategies for Facilitating Learning in Multinational Groups Studying Information Systems Design

Steve Wade,
Published in Springer
Pages: 173 - 184

This chapter discusses strategies we have developed for teaching information systems design to multinational groups of students. The focus is on a particular branch of information systems development—database design—which the authors had been teaching for a number of years in their respective institutions. We discuss the way in which we adapted the course content in response to the diverse experiences of a multinational group of students. Database design can be seen as an exercise in modelling a real-world situation. The structure of a database therefore represents the knowledge acquired by its designers through their discussions with various stakeholders. Importantly, the situation under investigation might be perceived differently by individual stakeholders particularly if these have different cultural backgrounds and expectations. The cultural background of the designers themselves may also be …

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JournalData powered by TypesetTransnational Higher Education in Computing Courses
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