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Adaptive IT Education through IT Industry Participation

Adaptive IT Education through IT Industry Participation
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Author(s): M. S. D. Fernando (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka), A. N. W. Dahanayake (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)and H. G. Sol (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 2
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch216
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


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.

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