Salma Mahgoub

Work place: Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia



Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Information Security, Information Systems, Data Mining, Data Structures and Algorithms


Salma Mahgoub received her M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from University of Khartoum in 2006. She is a lecturer at Department of Information Systems, King Abdulaziz University. She has been teaching different courses to undergraduate students in different fields like computer and information security, decision support systems, principles of information systems and data mining. Her research interests include information security, data mining, genetic fuzzy systems and expert systems.

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Student-centered Role-based Case Study Model to Improve Learning in Decision Support System

By Farrukh Nadeem Salma Mahgoub

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2014

One of the important learning objectives of our bachelor course on “Techniques in Decision Support Systems” is to develop understanding of core decision making process in real-life business situations. The conventional teaching methods are unable to explain complexities of real-life business. Although the classroom discussions can be effective to understand general factors, such as opportunity cost, return on investment, etc. affecting business decisions, the effects of factors like dynamic business environment, incomplete information, time pressure etc. can not be truly explained through such simple discussions. In this paper, we describe our experience of adopting student-centered, role-based, case study to deal with this situation. The interactive case-based study not only provided students with experiential learning, but also gave them liberty to test their thoughts. As a result, we observed improved students’ learning as well as improved grades. In addition, this approach made classes more dynamic and interesting.

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