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Empirical analysis of strategies employed within an ICT curriculum to increase the quantity of graduates


Herbert, N and Wapstra, E and Herbert, D and de Salas, K and Acuna, T, Empirical analysis of strategies employed within an ICT curriculum to increase the quantity of graduates, Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Frontiers in Education, 27-30 July 2020, Virtual Conference, Online (Las Vegas, USA) ISSN 2569-7072 (In Press) [Refereed Conference Paper]


There is an increasing demand for information and communication technology (ICT) graduates to sustain the growth of the rapidly evolving ICT industry. This demand for ICT graduates challenges higher education to be more effective with ICT curriculum design. The purpose of this study is to apply various strategies to amend student misconceptions, and improve student perceptions, motivation, engagement, and academic success within an ICT curriculum with the intent to increase the number of ICT graduates without reducing graduate competency. This empirical analysis using data collected over a significant time period has evaluated the collective changes to course commencement and attrition rates and found there was significant evidence of improvement.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:curriculum, retention, engagement, motivation
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Human-centred computing
Research Field:Computing education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Herbert, N (Dr Nicole Herbert)
UTAS Author:Wapstra, E (Associate Professor Erik Wapstra)
UTAS Author:Herbert, D (Dr David Herbert)
UTAS Author:de Salas, K (Associate Professor Kristy de Salas)
UTAS Author:Acuna, T (Associate Professor Tina Acuna)
ID Code:143123
Year Published:In Press
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2021-03-01
Last Modified:2021-09-27

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