Business Information Systems (BIS) is one of the fastest changing industries loaded with ‘disruptive’ technologies. It also forms the foundation of the current digitalisation wave (often termed the fourth or even fifth industrial revolution). Consequently, teaching of BIS at the third level is under constant pressure regarding the content of corresponding curriculums at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Furthermore, BIS education needs to consider digital and online options – especially under pressure from the COVID pandemic. To cope with the changing expectations of various stakeholders including potential employers this research work applied the Problem-based Learning (PBL) pedagogical approach as the methodological foundation to redesign the full BSc program of BIS education. PBL is applied through The Open Architecture Framework (TOGAF) to determine the professional ‘need-to-know’ content and skills that can be delivered in a flexible manner. To accommodate the resulting requirements online content sources can be seamlessly integrated into the teaching repertoire.
This paper was presented at the 2022 European Learning & Teaching Forum and reflects the views of the named authors only.