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ERIC Number: EJ1135331
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
A Topic Analysis of ISECON Conference Proceedings from 1982 through 2014
Clark, Jon; Athey, Susan; Plotnicki, Jon; Barnes, Jay
Information Systems Education Journal, v14 n4 p20-34 Jul 2016
The authors note a distinct shift in topics covered in curricula as well as in conference presentations. This research was undertaken to get a better understanding of what these shifts have been, and determine their magnitude over time. Since ISECON has published its conference proceedings in digital format since 1982, this was a logical source of topics on which to base the analysis. All proceedings were captured during the period of 1982 through 2014 and a series of keyword searches were undertaken based on approximately 130 topics. One significant finding is that technical topics, programming as an example, has seen a steady and substantial decline from 18% of topics to just 2.5%. The most precipitous drop occurred from 1993 through 1997. This paper discusses the various trends and hypothesizes as to the causes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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