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International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS)

ISSN: 2075-0161 (Print), ISSN: 2075-017X (Online)

Published By: MECS Press

IJMECS Vol.8, No.2, Feb. 2016

Motivations of Information System Students in Final Project and their Implications to Technology and Innovation

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Author(s)

Lavy I., Rashkovits R.

Index Terms

Information systems education;innovations in final project;technologies' selection

Abstract

In this study, we describe Information Systems students' decision making along their engagement with their final project regarding the complexity and innovations of their projects, and the technology they selected for the implementation. Data was gathered from projects' documentation; a questionnaire handed to the study participants, and from in-depth interviews conducted with representative group of them. Analysis of the data revealed that high achievers tend to develop innovative and complex final projects using major extensions of technologies learned in class while low achievers tend to develop simple and basic final projects using merely technologies learned in class or a minor extension of them. Surprisingly, some of the average and low achievers and none of the high achievers tended to use completely new technologies to gain relative advantage when applying for jobs, although this choice necessitated them to cope with large knowledge gaps.

Cite This Paper

Lavy I., Rashkovits R.,"Motivations of Information System Students in Final Project and their Implications to Technology and Innovation", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.8, No.2, pp.1-13, 2016.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2016.02.01

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