ERIC Number: EJ1028326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
The Role of Universities in Preparing Graduates to Use Software in the Financial Services Workplace
Tickle, Leonie; Kyng, Tim; Wood, Leigh N.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v45 n2 p200-213 2014
The role of universities in preparing students to use spreadsheet and other technical software in the financial services workplace has been investigated through surveys of university graduates, university academics, and employers. It is found that graduates are less skilled users of software than employers would like, due at least in part to a lack of structured formal training opportunities in the workplace, and a lack of targeted, coherent learning opportunities at university. The widespread and heavy use of software in the workplace means that there is significant potential for productivity gains if universities and employers address these issues.
Descriptors: Financial Services, Universities, College Role, Technology Education, Spreadsheets, Computer Software, Graduate Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Occupational Surveys, Online Surveys, Workplace Literacy, Competence, Training Methods, Computer Literacy, Capacity Building, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Educational Needs, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia