Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 29

Volume 29 Issue 4, Pages 203-224

Fall 2018


Teaching Case
An Interdisciplinary Task-Based Activity for Teaching Internal Controls


Thomas E. Marshall
University of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA 70148, USA

Dawna M. Drum
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225, USA

Sherwood L. Lambert
University of West Florida
Pensacola, FL 32514, USA

Steven A. Morris
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132, USA

Abstract: This case addresses the critical topic in education of developing students’ skills and capabilities associated with enterprise-level business intelligence systems and associated internal control concerns. The experiences of using a business intelligence,task-based activity in an interdisciplinary curriculum model are presentedand discussed. Pedagogically, the task-based activity enhances perceived learning for both accounting and IS disciplines indomain (internal controls and IS development), communication (comprehension and creation), and critical thinking skills. Additionally, students appreciate the realism and active learningassociated with the task-based activity delivered in an interdisciplinary curriculum model. The design of the task-based activity as a teaching resource allows other instructors, based on their requirements, to develop a lesson plan around using the activity as written, or focusing on the any of the many aspects of controls or technology presented.

Keywords: Business intelligence, IT internal controls, Risk assessment

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Recommended Citation: Marshall, T. E., Drum, D. M., Lambert, S. L., & Morris, S. A. (2018). Teaching Case: An Interdisciplinary Task-Based Activity for Teaching Internal Controls. Journal of Information Systems Education, 29(4), pp. 203-224.