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ERIC Number: EJ1151360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-9359
Preparing ICT Graduates for Real-World Challenges: Results of a Meta-Analysis
Anicic, Katarina Pažur; Divjak, Blaženka; Arbanas, Krunoslav
IEEE Transactions on Education, v60 n3 p191-197 Aug 2017
The information and communications technology (ICT) industry is making important contributions to economic growth both locally and globally. There is a high demand for ICT professionals that higher education institutions are still struggling to meet. An effective literature review is an important part of understanding the existing findings and issues in the education of future ICT professionals, and for planning future research directions. This comprehensive study presented here includes a review of 761 papers on the level of summary analysis and 155 papers in depth, according to ten research questions related to: curriculum design and delivery, knowledge and skills of future ICT professionals, teaching methods, collaboration between academia and industry, and future employment and career development of ICT professionals in the labor market. Based on the findings from a content and cluster analysis, the results indicate the need for a more holistic and strategic approach to the education of future ICT professionals, including career development support within formal processes of higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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