Expanding the realm of best practices in cooperative industry-based learning in information systems and information technology : an inter-institutional investigation in Australian higher education
Smith, Ross, Mackay, David, Holt, Dale and Challis, Di 2008, Expanding the realm of best practices in cooperative industry-based learning in information systems and information technology : an inter-institutional investigation in Australian higher education, Asia-Pacific journal of Cooperative Education, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 73-80.
The professional fields of information systems and information technology are drivers and enablers of the global economy. Moreover, their theoretical scope and practices are global in focus. University graduates need to develop a range of leadership, conceptual and technical capacities to work effectively in, and contribute to, the shaping of companies, business models and systems which operate in globalised settings. This paper reports a study of the operation of industry‐based learning (IBL) at three Australian universities, which employ different models and approaches, as part of a series of investigations of the needs, circumstances and perspectives of various stakeholders (program coordinator, faculty teaching staff, the students, industry mentors, and the professional body). The focus of this paper is a discussion of salient pragmatic considerations in an attempt to conceptualize what constitutes best practice in offering industry‐based learning for higher education students in the disciplines of information systems and information technology (Asia‐Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 9(2), 73‐80).
Field of Research
089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified