IT education vs. employability mismatch

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Abstract

We live in a digitized era with rapidly evolving technology; consequently, educational curricula need to be adapted to meet the skills and demands of society. This paper analyses current trends within Australian undergraduate Information Technology (IT) curricula to better understand the education-employability mismatch. Secondary data collection from publicly available unit guides and primary data from interviews with IT employers were gathered to identify the strengths and weaknesses of current IT undergraduate curricula through a matrix. The matrix based on the information literacy framework, coupled with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), will improve the tertiary education curriculum, with a view towards increasing employability rates post-graduation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2022 proceedings
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherAIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems 2022 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20227 Dec 2022
http://acis.aaisnet.org/acis2022/

Conference

ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems 2022
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period4/12/227/12/22
Internet address

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Keywords

  • Education
  • Employability
  • University
  • Curriculum
  • ICT

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