Current Issues in IT Education

Current Issues in IT Education

Tanya McGill (Murdoch University, Australia)
Release Date: January, 2000|Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 464|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-53-7
ISBN13: 9781931777537|ISBN10: 1931777535|EISBN13: 9781931777698


The information technology explosion in our global society is creating tremendous challenges and opportunities for educators as we help shape the next generation of information pioneers. But in these times of severe budget cuts, our challenges become even greater, and the necessity for success more critical. Current Issues in IT Education addresses the ongoing quest for teaching excellence in the midst of implementing teaching technologies and crossing disciplinary boundaries.

Reviews and Testimonials

I would therefore strongly recommend this book to both those who have read Mumford before as a summative collection of her work, and to those who have not read her before, there are many lessons that can be learnt, from her varied experience, about how to undertake change initiatives. - Elayne Coakes, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, UK More people than ever before use information technology in their day to day lives, and require the knowledge and skills to help them deal with this ever-expanding and rapidly-changing subject. Consequently, the topic of IT education now covers a vast range of issues, from basic literacy, through specialist courses and curriculum issues, to the use of IT as a facilitator in all types of teaching and learning. The book reflects this diversity of issues and provides an excellent coverage of the wide range of topics encompassed by IT education today, and the challenges that face the IT educator. It is an excellent guide to current issues in the IT education field. Teaching IT related subjects, and teaching with IT are both covered, with many sound practical examples and useful case studies. Any IT educator will find this book an invaluable and inspiring resource.

– Valerie Hobbs, School of IT, Murdoch University, Western Australia

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Tanya McGill is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology at Murdoch University in Western Australia. She has an MBA from the University of Western Australia and a PhD from Murdoch University. Her major research interests include end user computing, e-learning, IS security and information technology education. She is the author of over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and articles in conference proceedings. Her research has been published in various journals including Behaviour and Information Technology, Decision Support Systems, Computers & Education, Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, Journal of Computing in Higher Education, and Information Resources Management Journal.