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Anchors away - does one size fit all in information systems curriculum development?

Coady, Jenny; Berg, Tessa

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Jenny Coady

Tessa Berg



Abstract

There is much discord and contradiction in academia amongst those who teach on Information System Programmes. Much of the argument is based upon content and structure. This paper argues against having a static or singular centering, or anchoring, structure to an IS degree. Results from early report findings, based upon student feedback, suggest there is a need for an Information System curriculum to engage both students and industry as stakeholders. This engagement should ensure a relevant Programme once reflection and evaluation is considered on a continuous basis. Combined with a sound pedagogy, this continual reflection and regular industrial engagement will ensure relevant IS courses are being
taught negating the need for a ‘one size fits all’ approach to IS education.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (Published)
Conference Name The UKAIS International Conference on Information Systems
Start Date Apr 7, 2014
End Date Apr 9, 2014
Acceptance Date Apr 30, 2014
Online Publication Date Nov 10, 2014
Publication Date 2014-04
Deposit Date Sep 25, 2014
Publicly Available Date Sep 25, 2014
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2014
Keywords Information Systems Degree: Curriculum Development;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/7209
Publisher URL https://aisel.aisnet.org/ukais2014/7
Contract Date Sep 25, 2014

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