Today the wealth of data processed by businesses poses challenges for students in Australia. Management Information Systems Rainer offers a new type of textbook, one especially well adapted to address the complexities of a changing, dynamic and, increasingly, online world.
Authored by an international team of experts drawn from several academic disciplines, the 1st Australian edition of Management Information Systems Rainer provides several outstanding features designed to assist learners. It manages to combine the importance of a rapidly developing knowledge base with the virtues of a textbook still firmly rooted in a sense of unique local conditions.
The Paradox of Cyber Learning
As globalization transforms so many aspects of daily life, education cannot remain static. Textbooks, like classrooms, now appear on the verge of undergoing some significant changes, too.
This general principle holds true for students in Australia, although the importance of local market conditions Down Under still requires consideration and support from textbook authors. Paradoxically, even while information grows more portable and non-local, many of the applications for applied learning remain distinctly grounded in geographical context.
How can professional educators address this dilemma? A cutting edge textbook specifically designed for Australian learners might just solve the problem.
Addressing the Needs of Australians in a Global Market
Management Information Systems Rainer relies upon case based learning to present broad, well integrated modern ideas. The 1st Australian edition proves especially valuable, because it presents real world examples of local conditions in order to illustrate widely pertinent concepts and processes. In this way, Australian students can prepare for careers in our local market without sacrificing international perspectives about important trends.
The text presents current material about the potential uses of new information systems technology, but closely connects this theme to the needs of individual learners by basing discussions around specific Australian cases. Additionally, the authors carefully integrate the main topics in a context illustrating for students how information systems can assist them in many possible career avenues: sales and marketing, management fields, accounting, personnel and finances provide settings for the application of key concepts.
For instance, every chapter opens with a brief case forcing students to actively absorb material within a real world setting. Questions, discussion items and collaborative exercises help them manipulate abstract information and apply it to problems that might arise in their own careers in the future. And periodic end of section reviews insure that readers master key ideas before proceeding further to read about entirely new concepts.
The publisher provides access to an online platform called Wiley PLUS Learning Space during the entirety of the course, an added benefit for those students who may wish to discuss and share new ideas with fellow learners elsewhere. Since the text specifically presents Australian cases, this feature makes the book exceptionally well suited for distance education in Australia.
In sum, Management Information Systems Rainer represents an innovative educational product, one which may prove especially well suited to meet the needs of Australians.