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ERIC Number: EJ1056231
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
E-Learning as a Career Path in Information Systems Curricula: A Blue Ocean Opportunity
Mills, Robert J.; Fadel, Kelly J.
American Journal of Business Education, v5 n2 p103-114 2012
E-learning is a rapidly growing industry with emerging career opportunities that require expertise in business, information technology, and instructional design. However, most academic institutions lack cohesive programs for preparing students for e-learning careers. We argue that information systems (IS) programs have a unique, "blue ocean" opportunity to prepare students for e-learning careers with nominal curricular adjustment. This paper builds on the MSIS 2006 model curriculum to describe an approach for incorporating e-learning as a career track in information systems (IS) graduate programs. An example e-learning curriculum from a large, public university in the western United States is also presented. We believe that an e-learning IS career track can enhance the appeal of the IS major by providing students with access to a multi-billion dollar industry and opening additional employment opportunities as they prepare for a career in business.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Information Systems, Graduate Study, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Public Colleges, Employment Opportunities, Career Education, Masters Degrees, Information Technology, Instructional Design, Program Administration
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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