Adaptive IT Education through IT Industry Participation

Fernando, S., Dahanayake, A. & Sol, H. G., 2006, Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management. Khosrow-Pour, M. (ed.). Washington, DC, USA: Idea Group Publishing, p. 796-797 2 p.

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  • Shantha Fernando
  • A. Dahanayake
  • H.G. Sol
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
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4666-6536-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-61692-128-6
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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