Latin American perspectives to internationalize undergraduate information technology education

Mihaela Sabin, Barbara Viola, John Impagliazzo, Renzo Angles, Mariela Curiel, Paul Leger, Jorge Murillo, Hernán Nina, José Antonio Pow-Sang, Ignacio Trejos

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Abstract

The computing education community expects modern curricular guidelines for information technology (IT) undergraduate degree programs by 2017. The authors of this work focus on eliciting and analyzing Latin American academic and industry perspectives on IT undergraduate education. The objective is to ensure that the IT curricular framework in the IT2017 report articulates the relationship between academic preparation and the work environment of IT graduates in light of current technological and educational trends in Latin America and elsewhere. Activities focus on soliciting and analyzing survey data collected from institutions and consortia in IT education and IT professional and educational societies in Latin America; these activities also include garnering the expertise of the authors. Findings show that IT degree programs are making progress in bridging the academic-industry gap, but more work remains. CCS Concepts CCS → Social and professional topics → Professional topics → Computing education → Computing education programs → Information technology education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 ITiCSE Working Group Reports, ITiCSE 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1-22
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348829
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 Jul 2016
Event21st Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2016 - Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 9 Jul 201613 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2016 ITiCSE Working Group Reports, ITiCSE 2016

Conference

Conference21st Annual Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education, ITiCSE 2016
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityArequipa
Period9/07/1613/07/16

Keywords

  • Academia & industry
  • IT
  • IT in Latin america
  • Information technology
  • Latino IT curriculum

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