Information Systems for Business

Information Systems for Business

An Experiential Approach

Edition 3.0 | Copyright 2019 | Publication Date: April 2018

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

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Overview


Designed for the introductory MIS course, Information Systems for Business provides a learner-centered, experiential approach that helps engage students with in-class activities. Using this approach, the authors find that students connect more deeply with the material and perform better on exams. Moreover, the text helps spark more animated in-class discussions leading to greater student enjoyment and increased success in both large or small classes.

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Features


Concise, Focused Chapters
Engage students with content designed to help students stay focused, retain information and think critically.

Integrated In-Class Activities
Encourage applied learning and critical thinking with in-class activities

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.

Table of Contents


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  • 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 led numerous workshops related to education, learner-centered teaching, and mentoring. She currently teaches information systems classes to undergraduate, graduate, and executive students, in addition to teaching IS research seminars to Ph.D. students.

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 an assistant professor of information systems at Washington State University. Dr. Crossler has more than 10 years of university teaching experience, primarily in the area of 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

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Appendices

Information Systems for Business: An Experiential Approach, Edition 3.0 contains 14 chapters plus 11 supplementary appendices (A-K), available for download only, after purchase of the printed paperback. Appendices are automatically included with the eTextbook.

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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 2.1
Copyright 2016
Publication date: June 20, 2016

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