Improving Teaching Methodology in System Analysis and Design using Problem Based Learning for ABET

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Sara Fatima 1,* Salha Abdullah 1

1. Department of Information Systems, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding author.


Received: 20 Mar. 2013 / Revised: 25 Apr. 2013 / Accepted: 1 Jun. 2013 / Published: 8 Jul. 2013

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System Analysis and Design, Problem based learning, ABET, ACM, KSO, CLO, PEO.


System Analysis and Design is an active field that demonstrates continuously new techniques and approaches to develop systems more effectively and efficiently. Teaching System Analysis and Design courses are thus quite challenging for many reasons, such as rapid changes in the environment, changes in the nature of technology, demands and needs of the industry and new market trends. These factors will have a direct effect on the students learning and their effectiveness in the place of work. This paper examines this trend and considers Problem Based Learning as the best methodology to respond to them. It will improve the students understanding of the concepts, ideas and thus enhance their learning experience. This paper also examines the level of achievements in the course learning outcomes as outlined by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

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Sara Fatima, Salha Abdullah, "Improving Teaching Methodology in System Analysis and Design using Problem Based Learning for ABET", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science (IJMECS), vol.5, no.7, pp.60-68, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2013.07.07


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