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Karen Patten's book, Information Technology for Small Business: Managing the Digital Enterprise (Springer, 2012), received the Bright Idea Award, sponsored by the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and the New Jersey Policy Research Organization (NJPRO). This award recognizes outstanding business research published by faculty from New Jersey colleges and universities. The book was co-written with Katia Passerini of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Ayman El Tarabishy of George Washington University.
Dr. Tena B. Crews, with co-authors Dr. Kelly Wilkinson, Indiana State University, and Alexandria Howard (SPTE master's student) published a book chapter entitled "Shifting a Face-to-Face (F2F) Course to the Blended Environment: A Framework for Transference" in the book Advancing Technology and Educational Development through Blended Learning in Emerging Economies.
Patten, K. and Harris, M. (2013). The need to address mobile device security in the higher education IT curriculum. Journal of Information Systems Education. 24 (1), 41-52.
Congratulations to Tena Crews who was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Independent Research Award, Delta Pi Epsilon National Conference, November 2011.
Passerini, K., El Tarabishy, A. & Patten, K. (2012) Information Technology for Small Business. Springer. New York. ISBN-13: 978-1-4614-3039-1.
Crews, T. B., & Stitt-Gohdes, W. L. (March 2012). Incorporating Facebook and Twitter in a servicelearning project in business communication course. Business Communication Quarterly, 75(1), 76-69.
Jordan, A. K. & Crews, T. B. (2012). Investigating Your Career. Third Edition. South-Western Cengage Learning. Mason, OH. ISBN-13: 978-1-111-57550-2.
Crews, T. B., Ducate, L., Rathel, J. M.. Heid, L., & Bishoff, S. T. (2011). Clickers in the classroom: Transforming students into active learners. Research Bulletin 9, 2011. Boulder, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, available from http://www.educause.edu/ecar.
Crews, T. B., & Smith, Matt. (2011, April). Using Facebook vs. Blackboard discussion board for FAQs in a large online course. Business Education Forum, pp. 26-29.
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The Department of Integrated Information Technology (iIT) is part of USC’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Information Technology and a Master’s degree in Health Information Technology. The IIT department is a founding member and strategic partner with IT-oLogy (Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management), a unique collaboration sponsored by leading companies and universities dedicated to advancing IT talent.
The undergraduate IIT program prepares students for a variety of careers in the IT industry. Students take a wide range of information technology core and advanced courses plus a foundation in general education and management, including a capstone project management class and an industry internship. The program incorporates timely industry topics and issues, such as mobile apps and cloud computing, and emphasizes technology-based decision making in dynamic business environments, giving graduates a diverse IT background. Graduates of the program are sought after by many major firms in South Carolina and beyond.
The master’s degree in health information technology is an interdisciplinary graduate program with the Arnold School of Public Health, which prepares students with expertise in management of both healthcare systems and information technology. It is designed to develop health IT professionals and leaders who will help move the U.S. toward a more technologically advanced and efficient healthcare system.
The IIT department boasts an outstanding faculty with a broad range of academic and industry experience in information technology. Faculty members have been nationally and internationally recognized for outstanding teaching, research, and professional leadership. Research interests and publications cover a broad range of IT related topics, including mobile computing, networking, security, mainframe computing, instructional technology, health IT, technology innovation and change, big data, analytics, end-user computing, knowledge management, 3-D printing, and much more.
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