Recker, Jan C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2072-5792 and Dreiling, Alexander (2007). Does it matter which process modelling language we teach or use? An experimental study on understanding process modelling languages without formal education. In: ACIS2007 Toowoomba 5 to 7 December 2007 : proceedings of the 18th Australasian conference on information systems, pp. 356-366. Toowoomba, Qld.: University of Southern Queensland. ISBN 9780909756963

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Process modelling has over the years become an essential skill in Information Systems and Business Process Management practice. Consequently, more and more training programs have evolved, teaching different process modelling languages. Two popular process modelling languages are being compared in this experimental study. Experiment participants received extensive training in one language but not the other, leading to the expectation that learning outcomes would be better in the case of the familiar language. Our study provides empirical evidence that this is not the case. In fact, it is shown that participants achieved similar learning outcomes when confronted with the unfamiliar language. Our results lead to a fundamental question, namely whether it is actually an important teaching decision what sort of process modelling language is being taught. Our findings suggest that education and research in process modelling should focus on aspects other than the style, nature or features of languages and tools.

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Recker, Jan
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-89475
Title of Book: ACIS2007 Toowoomba 5 to 7 December 2007 : proceedings of the 18th Australasian conference on information systems
Page Range: pp. 356-366
Date: 2007
Publisher: University of Southern Queensland
Place of Publication: Toowoomba, Qld.
ISBN: 9780909756963
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
cognitive theoryEnglish
Process modellingEnglish
Refereed: Yes


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