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ERIC Number: EJ1145012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Costs and Benefits of Vendor Sponsored Learning Materials in Information Technology Education
Hua, David M.
Information Systems Education Journal, v11 n4 p51-60 Aug 2013
The demand for qualified information technology professionals remains high despite downturns in the economy. It is imperative to provide students with a curriculum that provides a broad foundation in information technology knowledge, skills, and abilities. Students also need access to specialized technologies and learning materials to develop the skills that will be needed to drive growth in companies across all sectors of the economy. The dilemma faced by administrators of information technology degree programs is the lack of resources needed to provide students with these specialized learning opportunities. Cisco, VMWare, NetApp, and other information technology vendors offer learning materials that can be used by higher education programs. The potential costs and benefits of using these resources and how they have been incorporated into the undergraduate Computer Technology program at Ball State University will be discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
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