Impacting IT enrolments: what factors most influence student career decisions

Genrich, Rohan and Toleman, Mark and Roberts, Dave (2014) Impacting IT enrolments: what factors most influence student career decisions. In: 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2014): Integral IS: The Embedding of Information Systems in Business, Government and Society, 8-10 Dec 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.

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This paper reports preliminary data on factors influencing student perceptions affecting their decision to study information technology in later years of high school and at university. Factors from the literature mainly align as social or structural. This research has found that structural factors (curriculum and teachers) have the most influence on student decision making about course selection related to IT subjects. Subsequent research will experimentally examine curriculum changes and teacher preparation for improvements of student perception about IT subject selection and IT careers.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Rohan Genrich, Mark Toleman, Dave Roberts. The authors assign to ACIS and educational and non-profit institutions a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive licence to ACIS to publish this document in full in the Conference Papers and Proceedings. Those documents may be published on the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, in printed form, and on mirror sites on the World Wide Web. Any other usage is prohibited without the express permission of the authors.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2015 06:49
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 02:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: IS curriculum; educators; IS careers; student perceptions; circumscription
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150302 Business Information Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems

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