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ERIC Number: EJ1145482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
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Reference Count: 10
Teach or No Teach: Is Large System Education Resurging?
Sharma, Aditya; Murphy, Marianne C.
Information Systems Education Journal, v9 n4 p11-19 Sep 2011
Legacy or not, mainframe education is being taught at many U.S. universities. Some computer science programs have always had some large system content but there does appear to be resurgence of mainframe related content in business programs such as Management Information Systems (MIS) and Computer Information Systems (CIS). Many companies such as financial institutions have relied on large systems for years. Other companies are turning to mainframe computing as a reliable and economic efficient way of meeting their everyday needs. Additionally, in an ever increasing environmentally conscious environment, "green" solution of computing are sought. In this paper, we sought the opinions of academic members of IBM's Academic Initiative program and the Enterprise Computing Community (ECC) to ascertain the decisions to address large systems content and the future of mainframe education.
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Computers, Curriculum Development, Universities, Business Schools, College Students, Student Placement, Internship Programs, Employment Potential, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Specialists, Qualitative Research, Online Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina