Bélanger: Information Systems for Business

Information Systems for Business

An Experiential Approach

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

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Publication date: April 16, 2018

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Designed for the introductory MIS course, Information Systems for Business provides a learner-centered, experiential approach that helps engage students with in-class activities. With this approach, the authors find that students connect more deeply with the material and perform better on exams. In-class discussions become more animated, and class sessions are more enjoyable for both students and instructors. Further, the authors have had great success using this approach in large and small classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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  • Concise, focused chapters with integrated learning activities throughout
  • Detailed instructor manual providing guidance on how to use the learner-centered approach
  • Ideal for flipped classrooms, online courses, or traditional classrooms when instructors want proven, successful in-class activities to accompany lectures

New in this edition: The text has been thoughtfully revised to maintain currency. Newly added topics include mobile privacy, two-factor authentication, blockchain, ransomware, polymorphic viruses, bitcoins, data lakes, data analytics, and the relationship between risk management and information security. Examples, cases, and statistics have been updated throughout.

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*
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

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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 PhD students.

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 coauthored four IS textbooks. Dr. Van Slyke is on the editorial review board of the Journal of IS Education and has held leadership positions in Southern Association for Information Systems and Association for Information Systems Special Interest Group on Education. 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.

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.

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Bélanger: Information Systems for Business

Information Systems for Business

An Experiential Approach

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

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Publication date: June 20, 2016

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