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Conference Sessions

Conference Sessions

Information Systems Management and the use of Cloud Computing in the classroom

9:00 am - 9:50 am

Regular Session

Clifton Jackson, Gary Edwards

Many do not understand the differences between the Information Systems discipline and Computer Science programs. Part of the purpose of this presentation is to describe the differences and how to determine which is the best choice for students considering computer technology careers.

Cloud Computing makes real world Information Technology resources available in the classroom for low or no cost to the institution and enhances courses that have a focus on Information Systems or Computer Science. Professors Gary Edwards and Clifton Jackson will discuss their experiences using free and low cost cloud computing resources. Their Information Systems Management program was the recipient of NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium funding and conducted a Cloud Computing Pilot Project in the Spring 2022 Semester.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Information Systems Management (ISM) degree at Fairmont State University provides an academic program that balances business management principles and the tools and technologies of computerized information systems. The program is provided to a diverse population of students within an innovative, learning-centric environment which fosters independent thinking and life-long learning. The Business Administration Program at Fairmont State University is Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)

Audience: Higher Education and K-12

Topic Area(s):Classroom Technology, Cloud Computing, Information Systems Management, and ISM

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