The search for balance in the design and delivery of an Australian IT professional masters degree

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Chan, Anthony and McLoughlin, Catherine E.. (2005). The search for balance in the design and delivery of an Australian IT professional masters degree. In Halima Goss (Ed.). Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference. Brisbane, Australia: Queensland University of Technology. pp. 131 - 138
AuthorsChan, Anthony and McLoughlin, Catherine E.
Abstract

This paper describes how one industry-university partnership in the design of a masters degree is connecting university IT academics with professionals from diverse fields to design an online professional program that links theory to practice. Through this curriculum students benefit by having hands on industry experience, while academic staff are extended by the interface with professionals in cutting edge IT fields. Students are exposed to a range of skills that encourage discovery and experimentation while building solid knowledge of employer expectations. The paper reports on stakeholdersĂ­ perceptions of the quality of the course, the balance of theory and professional skills, and how quality can be maintained within the industry partnership.

KeywordsEducational Technology and Computing;--Higher Education
Year2005
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Web address (URL)http://csusap.csu.edu.au/~achan/papers/2005_ITM_ASCILITE.pdf
Open accessOpen access
Journal citation1, pp. 131 - 138
Page range131 - 138
Research GroupSchool of Education
Place of publicationBrisbane, Australia
EditorsHalima Goss
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