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Learning Core Concepts of Business Information Systems Engineering by Teaching - Lessons Learned from a Comparative Teaching Experiment

Establishing interactive learning settings in higher education requires more learner-centric teaching methods. Therefore, one possible approach is learning by teaching. However, its application has only sparsely been studied so far for the business information systems (BIS) development domain. In this paper, the feasibility of the method for teaching BIS development topics is evaluated by means of a teaching experiment comparing its application in four different undergraduate courses at two universities.
We conducted a survey to find out students' perception of the teaching method and evaluated selected results of the exam to assess the actual effectiveness of the method.
Results indicate that the method is perceived as appropriate to gain knowledge in general. While preparing a subject on their own was perceived as useful for a better understanding, the students' presentations were not considered an improvement over a traditional lecture. However, no negative impacts on the learning outcomes were observed.


Erica Weilemann    
University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm

Philipp Brune    
University of Applied Sciences Neu-Ulm


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