Information Systems and Technology Education: From the University to the Workplace

Information Systems and Technology Education: From the University to the Workplace

Glenn R. Lowry (United Arab Emirates University, UAE) and Rodney L. Turner (Victoria University, Australia)
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Release Date: May, 2007|Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 442
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-114-8
ISBN13: 9781599041148|ISBN10: 1599041146|EISBN13: 9781599041162
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Since its beginnings, the growth and development of the information systems and technology industry has been limited and shaped by the availability of sufficient numbers of skilled technical and professional workers.Information Systems and Technology Education: From the University to the Workplace presents a multifaceted, global view of the human dynamics of education, supply, demand, and career development in the information systems and technology industry.

Information Systems and Technology Education: From the University to the Workplace exhibits a range of cultural and stakeholder perspectives, focusing on the profession, the professionals, the perspectives of students and new graduates, and common issues and challenges ahead. Information Systems and Technology Education: From the University to the Workplace provides an improved synopsis to understand and meet the challenges of providing improved integration between the stakeholders in planning, and improving their contribution to educating and employing an optimal supply of information systems and technology graduates in the decades to come.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Aligning Learning with Industry Requirements
  • Business Intelligence in Higher Education
  • COCA: Concept-Oriented Course Architecture
  • Curriculum Change
  • Developing Competencies in Usability Practice
  • Enhancing the Employability of ICT Students
  • Enterprise Systems Software
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Experiential Group Learning
  • Globalizing Software Development
  • Industry-University Collaborations
  • Information Systems Education
  • Perspectives across Gender and Time
  • Professionalism and Ethics
  • Skills Requirements for Careers in IS
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"The book provides a global perspective from the stakeholders and examines the disconnect that exists between technology education and industry needs. Each chapter contains an abstract, tables, figures, and a list of references. This book is recommended for library and information science collections."

– CHOICE, Vol. 45, No. 06 (2008)
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Glenn Lowry is a professor of management information systems at the College of Business and Economics, United Arab Emirates University, where he was the Foundation Executive Director of the MBA program. He holds a PhD from Rutgers University. A charter member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), Dr. Lowry has held a number of senior academic posts in Australia and the U.S. His research and teaching interests include software engineering, systems development, organizational technology uptake and change management, diffusion of innovation, and research methods. An editor of the Journal of Information Technology Education and member of the editorial board of the Journal for Information Technology Theory and Application, Dr. Lowry has authored or edited six books and more than 80 refereed papers in the discipline.
Rodney L. Turner is a lecturer in information systems at Victoria University in Melbourne. He holds a PhD in information systems from Monash University, as well as master’s degrees in education from Monash and in information systems from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. Apart from Victoria University, he has held teaching positions at RMIT and at Swinburne University. He has also worked on Australian aid projects in the Philippines and in China involving information technology (IT). His research interests are in information systems education and technology (IS&T) acceptance in developing nations. He has authored more than 20 papers.
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