Zurich University (Project Leader)
Lausanne, Bern and St. Gallen Universities
Basel University of Applied Sciences, Ecademy
There is a lack of good learning structures for business informatics.
The Foundations of Information Systems project is aimed at improving this
situation by developing learning modules with different degrees of difficulty.
As an introduction to informatics also forms part of the curriculum of
other faculties (e.g. humanities), students in these faculties can also
benefit. A suite of learning modules is intended to enhance the quality
of lectures. First, the modules make it possible to step up contacts between
lecturers and sub-groups in frontal lectures. The other students work
with e-learning tools. Second, the material can be better tailored to
the needs of students of economics. Third, many themes in this area are
very well suited to online learning. Interactive use of software is particularly
important in this connection.
Participating universities will use the learning units in their compulsory
Bachelor lectures as an introduction to business economics, or replace
existing courses completely with this project.