Information Systems for Business

Information Systems for Business

An Experiential Approach

Edition 4.0 | Copyright 2022 | Publication Date: May 2021

France Bélanger, Virginia Tech
Craig Van Slyke, Louisiana Tech University
Robert E. Crossler, Washington State University

Overview


Information Systems for Business takes an experiential approach, particularly through the use of learning activities interspersed throughout the book. This pedagogical design facilitates active learning, critical thinking, and retention. It also provides students the tools and basic knowledge they will need to continually figure out how new technologies are going to fit into their lives. This approach can be highly enjoyable for both students and instructors. This textbook is highly appropriate for innovative teaching modalities such as flipped classrooms and online learning as well as for traditional classrooms. 

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Features


Maintain student engagement
Concise, focused chapters help students stay engaged.

Encourage active learning and critical thinking
Activities provided for each topic deepen students' connection and provide a springboard for critical thought and classroom discussion.

Enhance retention
End-of-chapter materials reinforce declarative knowledge; stimulate reflection; and challenge students to synthesize their knowledge by relating concepts to each other.

Appropriate for Innovative Teaching Modalities
Ideal for flipped classrooms, online courses, and traditional classrooms.

Detailed Instructor Manual
The extensive instructor manual provides detailed instructions and further suggestions for how to design a learner-centered approach in your course.



For Edition 4.0


Comprehensively Updated
Statistics and links have been updated. Many examples and hands-on activities have been replaced to maintain relevance.

New material covers
Internet of things (IOT), data analytics, big data, machine learning, blockchain, bitcoin, robotics, ransomware, mobile privacy, two-factor authentication, GDPR, net neutrality, and more.

 

 

Table of Contents


Detailed Table of Contents PDF
  • Section I: Introduction
  • Chapter 1: The Value of Information
  • Chapter 2: Introduction to Information Systems
  • Chapter 3: Evaluating Information
  • Chapter 4: Gaining Strategic Value from Information

  • Section II: Managing Information
  • Chapter 5: Storing and Organizing Information
  • Chapter 6: Analyzing Information for Business Decision Making
  • Chapter 7: Transmitting Information
  • Chapter 8: Securing Information
  • Chapter 9: Protecting the Confidentiality and Privacy of Information

  • Section III: Using Information
  • Chapter 10: Developing Information Systems
  • Chapter 11: Information-Based Business Processes
  • Chapter 12: Enterprise Information Systems
  • Chapter 13: Information for Electronic Business
  • Chapter 14: Information and Knowledge for Business Decision Making
  • Appendices* (in eTextbook and online only)
  • A: Computer Hardware
  • B: Computer Software
  • C: Access Fundamentals
  • D: Advanced Access
  • E: Advanced Database Concepts
  • F: Excel Fundamentals
  • G: Advanced Excel
  • H: Networking Basics
  • I: Security and Privacy
  • J: Funding Information Technology
  • K: Managing IS Projects

About the Authors


Dr. France Bélanger is the R. B. Pamplin Professor and Tom and Daisy Byrd Senior Faculty Fellow in the College of Business at Virginia Tech. Dr. Bélanger has been teaching information systems (IS) for more than 25 years in the United States, as well as in Canada, Ethiopia, Portugal, and New Zealand. She has published several books and articles on IS education-related topics, including a highly cited book on distance learning. She has won several international awards, including the 2008 IEEE Education Society Research Award. Dr. Bélanger is a proponent of learner-centered approaches to IS education and has developed a number of tools and materials to facilitate such learning. She has taught online and face-to-face classes for undergraduate, graduate, and executive students. She has led numerous workshops on education, learner-centered teaching, and mentoring.

France Bélanger

Dr. Craig Van Slyke is the Mike McCallister Eminent Scholar Chair in Computer Information Systems at Louisiana Tech University. Prior to joining Louisiana Tech, he was dean and professor of computer information systems at the W. A. Franke College of Business at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Van Slyke has more than 20 years of university teaching experience, primarily in the area of information systems. He has published extensively on information systems education and has co-authored four IS textbooks. Dr. Van Slyke is on the editorial review board of the Journal of IS Education and has held leadership positions in the Southern Association for Information Systems (SAIS) and the Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Education (AIS SIGEd). In addition, he has applied the principles of learner-centered education to a variety of courses, including the Introduction to IS course for undergraduates and the Core IT course for MBA students.

Craig Van Slyke

Dr. Robert E. Crossler is the Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professor in Information Systems and Chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems & Entrepreneurship in the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. Dr. Crossler has more than 15 years of university teaching experience, primarily in information systems. He has published on information systems education and facilitated innovative teaching workshops. In addition, he has applied the principles of learner-centered education to a variety of courses, including the Computer Concepts course for freshman, the Introduction to IS course for juniors and seniors, the Core IT course for MBA students, database courses at the undergraduate and master’s levels, and information security courses at the undergraduate level.

Robert E. Crossler

Instructor Resources


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Student Resources


 

PDF for Appendices A-K

Appendices A-K in PDF format: Belanger Ed4.0 Appendices A-K

 


Spreadsheet Downloads


Chapter 6 Additional Learning Activites (ALAs)


Appendix F Additional Learning Activities (ALAs)


Appendix G Figures


Appendix G Learning Activities (LAs)

 


Video Tutorials for Appendix F

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Excel Fundamental Videos


Editing and Formatting Excel Videos


Functions and Formulas Videos


Charts Videos


Printing Video

 

 

Previous Editions


Information Systems for Business: An Experiential Approach

Information Systems for Business

An Experiential Approach

France Bélanger, Virginia Tech
Robert E. Crossler, Washington State University
Craig Van Slyke, Louisiana Tech University

Edition 3.1
Copyright 2020
Publication date: January 15, 2020

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Information Systems for Business: An Experiential Approach

Information Systems for Business

An Experiential Approach

France Bélanger, Virginia Tech
Robert E. Crossler, Washington State University
Craig Van Slyke, Louisiana Tech University

Edition 3.0
Copyright 2019
Publication date: April 16, 2018

View Previous Edition

 

Information Systems for Business: An Experiential Approach

Information Systems for Business

An Experiential Approach

France Bélanger, Virginia Tech
Robert E. Crossler, Washington State University
Craig Van Slyke, Louisiana Tech University

Edition 2.1
Copyright 2016
Publication date: June 20, 2016

View Previous Edition

 

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