TEACHING DATABASE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A WEB-BASED CONSTRUCTIVIST LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Thomas M. Connolly, Carolyn E. Begg

Abstract

The study of database systems is typically core in undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to computer science and information systems. However, there are parts of this curriculum that learners find difficult, in particular, the abstract and complex domain of database analysis and design, an area that is critical to the development of modern information systems. This paper reflects on these difficulties and describes an approach for teaching database analysis and design online motivated by principles found in the constructivist epistemology, which helps to overcome these difficulties and provides the learner with the knowledge and higher-order skills necessary to understand and perform database analysis and design effectively as a professional practitioner. The paper presents some preliminary results of this work and reflects on the findings.

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M. Connolly T. and E. Begg C. (2006). TEACHING DATABASE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A WEB-BASED CONSTRUCTIVIST LEARNING ENVIRONMENT . In Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST, ISBN 978-972-8865-47-4, pages 164-171. DOI: 10.5220/0001240301640171


in Bibtex Style

@conference{webist06,
author={Thomas M. Connolly and Carolyn E. Begg},
title={TEACHING DATABASE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A WEB-BASED CONSTRUCTIVIST LEARNING ENVIRONMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,},
year={2006},
pages={164-171},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001240301640171},
isbn={978-972-8865-47-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of WEBIST 2006 - Second International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 2: WEBIST,
TI - TEACHING DATABASE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A WEB-BASED CONSTRUCTIVIST LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
SN - 978-972-8865-47-4
AU - M. Connolly T.
AU - E. Begg C.
PY - 2006
SP - 164
EP - 171
DO - 10.5220/0001240301640171