Panel: Addressing the Shortage of Big Data Skills with Inter-Disciplinary Big Data Curriculum

Joshua C. Nwokeji, Richard Stachel, Terry Holmes, Faisal Aqlan, Emeka C. Udenze, Rita Orji

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Abstract

One major challenge faced by enterprises in contemporary era is the shortage of big data and analytics (BDA) professionals. These professionals possess skills to analyze and derive intelligence from big data generated by enterprises. Currently, universities and colleges have not been able to produce sufficient professionals to meet the ever-growing demand for data analytics skill sets. A possible reason for this may be the narrow focus and lack of interdisciplinary approach to big data analytics education. To address this challenge, this panel brings together practitioners, researchers and educators in big data and analytics; to explore the potentials for developing an interdisciplinary curriculum that will deliver data analytics skills to students across all other academic majors. This might help to produce more agile data analytics professionals and close the gap between demand and supply of those professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728117461
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2019
Event49th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019 - Covington, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2019Oct 19 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2019-October
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference49th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityCovington
Period10/16/1910/19/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Nwokeji, J. C., Stachel, R., Holmes, T., Aqlan, F., Udenze, E. C., & Orji, R. (2019). Panel: Addressing the Shortage of Big Data Skills with Inter-Disciplinary Big Data Curriculum. In 2019 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2019 [9028350] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2019-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE43999.2019.9028350