Adaptive IT Education through IT Industry Participation

Shantha Fernando , A. Dahanayake, H.G. Sol

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    Abstract

    Information Technology (IT) education, when adaptive to the market demand, can contribute towards the development of IT in a country. The contribution of IT education to the economic growth and sustainable development of a country is seen in the quality and spread of IT industries. It has been observed that there is a gap between the IT knowledge provided by universities and the knowledge required by IT industries to improve the level of IT in many countries. Adaptive Course Development (ACD) using IT-aligned learning objects was proposed as a solution to this. A framework is required to help such a process. Proposed framework for ACD takes into account the IT capabilities of a university in IT education, the specific attributes of academic subjects demanded by the IT industries and the availability of experts in IT industry and the universities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEmerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
    EditorsM. Khosrow-Pour
    Place of PublicationWashington, DC, USA
    PublisherIdea Group Publishing
    Pages796-797
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4666-6536-1
    ISBN (Print)978-1-61692-128-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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