Alan T. Burns

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Developers of MIS (Management Information Systems) curriculum battle the need for additional courses offerings comprised of technical experience, management theory, IS strategy, communication skills all while living within a finite number of courses that may be required of MIS graduates. Many institutions offer a capstone experience in MIS combining(More)
Poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA) is a naturally occurring polymer, which due to its biodegradable, non-toxic and non-immunogenic properties has been used successfully in the food, medical and wastewater industries. A major hurdle in bacteriophage application is the inability of phage to persist for extended periods in the environment due to their susceptibility(More)
There are millions of web applications and systems developed and used today. However, the majority of them have significant usability flaws. Given the exponential growth of the web, there is a possibility of us facing a web usability crisis. In order to avoid it, significant improvements in usability of web sites are needed. Therefore, more skilled HCI(More)
The literature on learning in new product development (NPD) documents the processes globally but is short on specifics. Knowledge levels are not clearly conceptualized, nor are there clear devices for documenting knowledge transfers in terms of knowledge levels. This paper presents the methods of a qualitative research approach for measuring knowledge(More)
Purpose – This research seeks to explore the transfer and sharing of knowledge in entrepreneurial product development (EPD). Design/methodology/approach – The effects of organizational complexity and of the temporal locus of learning on knowledge sharing are closely examined through a qualitative case study of four projects in a mid-size manufacturing firm.(More)
A challenge facing computer literacy classes is the proper course content level. The challenge is to take the students to a higher level academically but without driving them away because they feel an " easy " course has become " hard. " Accepting this challenge, we have moved the database portion of the computer literacy class beyond keystrokes (rote(More)
There is currently much interest in ascribing outcomes to Masters (M) level programmes. It is particularly difficult to define M level outcomes in bioinformatics for students on non-specialist programmes. An approach is described that attempts to discriminate undergraduate from M level in a data-mining exercise. Differentiation of level is based upon the(More)
Object-oriented programming has become a mainstay of computing curricula over the last decade. Although its industrial promise for improving productivity, particularly by way of enabling extensive reuse, has propelled it to an essential status, it is usually taught in a vacuum of little or no effective modeling theory or practice. In this paper we argue(More)
In its current state of early development, the field of knowledge management (KM) is increasingly characterized by a small number of recurrent dichotomies. Chief among these is the distinction between tacit and explicit knowledge that Nonaka and others seem to have borrowed from Polanyi's educational theory. The reverence this dichotomy is now accorded is(More)