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Geelong Industry Forum: How should we be teaching ICT?

Friday, 20 Nov 2015

ACS Victoria is proud to collaborate with Deakin University on this special regional industry forum.

Information systems (IS) continue to provide the nexus for advancing economies. In a contemporary environment where businesses and economies experience unprecedented change, it is understandable that ICT skills should be in high demand and, ipso facto, pay handsome salaries. Yet, anecdotal evidence suggests the ICT industry continues to expend volatile demand for ICT graduates and education providers struggle to produce ICT graduates that are work ready, leading us to a flawed reality.

Related disciplinary areas such as accounting and management have benefited from the introduction of ICT to a point where ICT features in those curricula.  Of the students who do enter ICT courses, many of them are already very well versed in ICT.  We are thus heading in a direction where ICT courses are becoming irrelevant in the broader economy.  For practitioners and educators the questions, then, become whether the decline can be arrested and whether doing so is worth our collective while.

Join ACS in Geelong to hear Dr Justin Pierce speak on the future of Information systems and how we can teach ICT graduates to ensure they are work ready.

Date:Tuesday 24 November, 2015
Time:5:30pm registration for a 6:00pm start
Venue:Geelong Deakin Waterfront Campus, Geelong
Presenter:Dr Justin Pierce

For more information and to register, click here.