Paul M. Leidig

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Most computing programs now have some form of integrative or capstone course in which students undertake a significant project under supervision. There are many different models for such courses and conducting these courses is a complex task. This report is intended to assist instructors of capstone courses, particularly those new to the model of teaching(More)
Complaints often expressed about undergraduate computer science or information systems programs,,, is that students graduate with adequate technical skills but often lack an understanding of organizational processes, team project experience, and the ability to integrate information technology in an organizational setting. To address this, educators have(More)
Many educators have campaigned to increase mathematical content in the curriculum guidelines for Information Systems. Unfortunately, mathematical concepts are often presented in a manner that conflicts with the general mental framework, or gestalt, of most IS students. But fortunately there is more than one gestalt in mathematics. This paper attempts to(More)
The inclusion of social issues, including ethical and professional topics, in computing curricula has become commonplace two decades after being incorporated into the ACM Computing Curricula. However, authors of academic papers and conference presentations often concentrate on integrating the broader issues of societal impact and best practices into(More)
This poster updates a paper [3] presented at ITiCSE 2006 and re-examines a ten-year effort of our institution's use of community-based non-profit organizations (NPOs) in the information systems capstone course. Computer science or information systems majors often have adequate technical skills but lack an understanding of organizational processes, team(More)
This paper reviews recent studies related to the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) in order to derive an extended model that examines online purchasing by consumers. Our model expands the original TAM by including additional constructs including privacy, trust, perceived risk, e-satisfaction, and e-loyalty. We surveyed over 1,850 consumers in the United(More)
Computing programs typically have a capstone course or sequence wherein students customarily marshal their academic skills and specify, design and develop a modern, often webbased, application. The process guiding this development may be a light-weight methodology or a heavy-weight methodology – or somewhere in between; the development may be implemented(More)
Information Technology and Information Systems have evolved as inherently interdisciplinary fields. While an essentially haphazard proliferation of programs has helped to create a field of study that can necessarily and appropriately cross boundaries between mathematics, science, engineering, and business disciplines, the historical ambiguity with respect(More)
The recommendations of the ACM Curriculum Committee on Information Systems indicate an attempt to keep abreast of both curricular changes in academia and job skill demands of the computing profession. As tie needs of both changed, new recommendations were made. The latest modell published in 1981, was the culmination of a process to update the ACM 1973(More)
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