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ERIC Number: EJ1136739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
The Need for Mobile Application Development in IS Curricula: An Innovation and Disruptive Technologies Perspective
Babb, Jeffry S., Jr.; Abdullat, Amjad
Information Systems Education Journal, v10 n1 p61-74 Feb 2012
Disruptive technologies, such as mobile applications development, will always present a dilemma for Information Systems educators as dominant paradigms in our environment will tend to favor the existing sustaining technologies that we have become known for in our discipline. In light of this friction, we share our approach in investigating and designing a mobile application development which centers on student-faculty partnerships. We discuss a mobile application prototyping strategy and process which has allowed first-hand exploration of the current generation of mobile devices, and associated operating systems ("Android" and "iOS"). The nature of application development for these current-generation devices is discussed. A strategy for investigating and incorporating disruptive technologies, such as mobile applications, is offered for curriculum development. These strategies and the thinking surrounding them are influenced by theories on disruptive technologies and innovation. Of particular interest is the need to keep abreast of innovative technologies without, at the same time, chasing down every "fad" that appears.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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