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How do IT students stay up to date with changes in IT?

McGill, T.J. and Dixon, M.W. (2002) How do IT students stay up to date with changes in IT? In: Issues and trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations: 2002 IRMA International Conference, 19-22 May, Seattle, Washington.

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Abstract

The information technology industry is subject to rapid change. There have been concerns expressed in the literature about the ability of information technology professionals to keep up to date with developments, and it is likely that it is even more difficult for students to do so. New graduates require marketable skills in order to gain good employment, but the skills most in demand change regularly. This paper reports on a project that investigated the channels of information that undergraduate and postgraduate telecommunications management and electronic commerce students use to keep up to date with employers’ needs. The role of instructors in this process is also discussed.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: Idea Group Publishing
Notes: Published in: "Issues and trends of information technology management in contemporary organizations / [edited by] Mehdi Khosrowpour. Hershey, Pa. : Idea Group, c2002. p494-496
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/853
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