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ERIC Number: EJ1140777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
IT Educational Experience and Workforce Development for Information Systems and Technology Students
Legier, John T., Jr.; Soares, Andrey
Information Systems Education Journal, v12 n6 p71-82 Nov 2014
This study involves an analysis of a cohort of student's during their pursuit of a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems Technologies (IST) at a Midwestern university. Demographics and analysis of this cohort include basic demographic information, student home-life and personal responsibilities, employment and work experience, and their academic experience while attending a 4- year public institution. Fifty-three students in an IST program provided responses and perceptions to this survey. Over three quarters (> 75%) of the respondents identified that they were working during their degree with a high percentage on non-traditional students identified in this study. Program content and preparation for employment in the Information Technology (IT) field/profession were assessed. Findings and conclusions of the perceptions of this cohort's responses to the survey are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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