The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000: §403
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|Recommended Citation: Shelfer, K M. Integrating Information Systems Education into Competitive Intelligence Education at Four Levels: K-12 to Post-Graduate. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §403.
Integrating Information Systems Education into Competitive Intelligence Education at Four Levels: K-12 to Post-Graduate
Today's Information Systems (IS) curriculum is evolving to respond to the globalization and diversification of information space. IS educators continue to expand traditional definitions of information work, and to offer courses that extend beyond the boundaries of contemporary uses of IS. This is a key to the continued long-term relevance of IS programs in traditional academic institutions. Information systems provide critical support for the functions of knowledge management (KM) and competitive intelligence (CI). Beginning with a brief overview of the current state of CI education, this paper discusses one university's ongoing efforts to embed more effective instruction in CI systems as a core component of IS education. The goals for content redesign are to include greater exposure to creative applications of IS, focus on the need to recruit and retain IS students, provide experiential learning to familiarizes students with emerging technologies, encourage innovation and creative use of emerging IS technologies, support career objectives of graduate students and IS practitioners and meet the business objectives of employers. The results, in the form of student projects and presentations, have validated this approach.
|Katherine M. Shelfer [a1] [a2]|
College of Information Science & Technology
Drexel University [u1] [u2]
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA [c1] [c2]
Keywords: competitive intelligence, curriculum, syllabus, certificate, postgraduate, graduate, undergraduate, high school
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