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ERIC Number: EJ1145019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-679X
Using Mobile Apps to Entice General Education Students into Technology Fields
Liu, Michelle; Murphy, Diane
Information Systems Education Journal, v11 n1 p25-32 Feb 2013
It is of national importance to increase the number of college students pursuing degrees in information systems/information technology (IT/IS) subjects. The primary focus at many institutions is renovating or enhancing existing IT/IS programs and the target audience is the students who have selected to major in IT/IS subjects. This paper looks at general education students and how exposure to mobile app development may change their attitudes toward IT/IS and entice them into pursuing a technology major or minor. The research setting is a liberal arts university with a large female population and a diverse ethnic basis. The authors develop a new pedagogical strategy, teaching students to develop mobile apps using an easy-to-use tool, with the objective of transforming students from technology consumers to technology creators and increasing the number who choose technology as a career path. Techniques for the evaluation of the project outcomes are also discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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