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ERIC Number: EJ1144992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Information Technology for Good (IT4G): Merging Information Technology with Social Responsibility
Saulnier, Bruce
Information Systems Education Journal, v11 n2 p50-56 Apr 2013
A case is made for a new approach to higher education in the 21st century, an approach in which the traditional majors are extended beyond their usual boundaries by applying one's education to address the public good. The LEAP initiative and the Learning Paradigm College are advanced as exemplars of effective 21st century educational practices, and it is shown that these two concepts are consistent with both employer expectations of college/university graduates and the expectations of both school and program accrediting agencies. The Information Technology for Good (IT4G) initiative is advanced as an exemplar of using Information Systems/Technology education to advance the public good. Examples of IT4G in action are presented, and an invitation is extended to other information systems academic programs to join the Computer Information Systems program at Quinnipiac University in this endeavor.
Information Systems and Computing Academic Professionals. Box 488, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480. e-mail: publisher@isedj.org; Web site: http://isedj.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut