A curriculum for future information technology

Patrick Appiah-Kubi, Ramesh K. Karne, Bharat Rawal

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Abstract

Computer science, information systems, information technology and other related programs have been evolving over the years to prepare students for the ever changing work force or to become research scientists. These program structures and curriculum gets updated rapidly even before a student had a chance to complete a four year cycle. When a student graduates, there may be a daunting challenge to find a right fit for a right job in today's global market. This paper proposes a curriculum paradigm that is based on sound engineering principles and need for applied education. The curriculum proposed here is based on student needs and industry outlook. It reduces educational cost for students, administrative cost for teaching institutions and training cost for industry. It also provides a first cut of curriculum that integrates a variety of disciplines under the information technology umbrella. The curriculum taxonomies are shown to illustrate the proposed concept. An initial road map and time schedules are shown to demonstrate the feasibility of this concept. The roles of students, faculty and industry supervisors are discussed. The approach proposed here will have a broader positive impact in information technology when adopted. Further research is needed to fully exploit the proposed concept.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2014 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
PublisherSciTePress
Pages360-366
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789897580208
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2014 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Apr 1 2014Apr 3 2014

Publication series

NameCSEDU 2014 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Volume1

Other

Other6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2014
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period4/1/144/3/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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    Appiah-Kubi, P., Karne, R. K., & Rawal, B. (2014). A curriculum for future information technology. In CSEDU 2014 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (pp. 360-366). (CSEDU 2014 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education; Vol. 1). SciTePress. https://doi.org/10.5220/0004927503600366