A real-world Case Study in Information Technology for Undergraduate Students


Sikkel, Klaas and Spil, Ton A.M. and Weg, Rob L.W. van de (1999) A real-world Case Study in Information Technology for Undergraduate Students. Journal of Systems and Software, 49 . pp. 117-123. ISSN 0164-1212

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Abstract:Real-world case studies are important to complement the academic skills and knowledge acquired by computer science students. In this paper we relate our experiences with a course specifically designed to address this issue. The problem to be addressed is the replacement of a Hospital Information System (HIS) in a large regional hospital. The case mimics as close as possible the project as it really took place. The objectives of the course are threefold: to train management and communication skills, to integrate and apply knowledge gained at different previous courses, and to learn by experience the difference between a real-world problem and a textbook problem. Students� evaluations show that the objectives of the course are met and that it is regarded as very useful. We found that the three objectives mutually reinforce each other, which is a decisive factor for the success of the course.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0164-1212(99)00083-7
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