Achieving Industry-aligned Education through Digital-Commons: A Case Study

Ramakrishnan, Muralidharan and Gregor, Shirley and Shrestha, Anup ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2952-0072 and Soar, Jeffrey ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4964-7556 (2022) Achieving Industry-aligned Education through Digital-Commons: A Case Study. Journal of Computer Information Systems. ISSN 0887-4417


Abstract

Aligning student skills with industry practices in the current fast-changing digital economy is one of the many challenges faced by higher education institutions. In this paper, we present a novel approach in which we developed a digital commons to serve as a bridge between emerging industry practices and academic curricula. In a digital commons, knowledge is created and shared online. This case study describes the motivation for, and the design, development and evaluation of, an industry practice digital commons (IPDC) to assist students in developing industry relevant knowledge. The target students were pursuing a course on IT Governance and Service Management (IGSM) at an Australian university. The development of the digital artifact followed the design science research (DSR) paradigm. Feedback from 78 students and 26 practitioners, and the visitor analytics totaling 122,360 users, indicated that both student and practitioner communities considered
the IPDC to be valuable.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2022 23:59
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 00:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability; industry-aligned education; digital commons; connectivism learning theory; knowledge commons theory; design science research (DSR); case study
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3503 Business systems in context > 350303 Business information systems
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460908 Information systems organisation and management
46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460906 Information systems education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
22 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 2204 Information systems, technologies and services > 220408 Information systems
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08874417.2022.2115955
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/51137

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