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Career outcomes and SFIA as tools to design ICT curriculum


Herbert, N and Lewis, I and de Salas, K, Career outcomes and SFIA as tools to design ICT curriculum, Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 4-6 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-10. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Career outcomes are one of the major influencing factors when applicants are selecting their course. While theoretically, linking curriculum design closely with career outcomes might be an ideal situation, in practice, ICT curricula are in a constant state of flux and it is unclear whether the specified career outcomes for a course were part of the curriculum (re-)design process. SFIA provides a common reference model to communicate the value and relevance of a course to potential applicants and employers. This paper reports on the application of the ACS process for designing an ICT curriculum that is directly informed by the career outcomes relevant to the local and national ICT industry and the necessary SFIA skill sets to attain those career outcomes. Using this approach we are able to illustrate to employers the capabilities of graduates and provide evidence to applicants that the course relates to the advertised career outcomes.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:ICT career outcomes, ICT skills, SFIA, ICT curriculum
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Herbert, N (Associate Professor Nicole Herbert)
UTAS Author:Lewis, I (Dr Ian Lewis)
UTAS Author:de Salas, K (Associate Professor Kristy de Salas)
ID Code:88514
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-02-05
Last Modified:2018-03-28
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