Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice: Socio-Technical Toolbox

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 11)


This paper describes a teaching experience of information systems (IS) analysis and design unit. In this unit every student applies a socio-technical (ST) toolbox in a real life business. These projects give students experience of real world business practices, issues and processes and provide opportunities to create a stimulating learning environment. At the same time the projects help involved businesses to develop new insights and understandings of key features of their own work practices, in support of their business development.


Socio-Technical analysis Systems practice Organizational change Work related learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ComputingUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthUK
  2. 2.Department of InformaticsLund UniversityLundSweden
  3. 3.Higher Institute of Technological Studies in Communications in TunisTunisTunisia

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