Title

Bridging the Industry/Education Nexus; A flexible and efficient approach to providing key research and development skills in industry growth areas

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

Assocation for the Advancement of Computing Education

Faculty

Education and Arts

School

Education and Arts

Comments

This article was originally published as: Luca, J. & Dispert, H. (2006). Bridging the Industry/Education Nexus: A Flexible and Efficient Approach to Providing Key Research and Development Skills in Industry Growth Areas. In E. Pearson & P. Bohman (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 (pp. 3011-3016). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Copyright by AACE. Reprinted from the Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2006 with permission of AACE (http://www.aace.org) Original article available here

Abstract

How can universities continually produce graduates that have current and relevant skills? Is the answer to keep writing new units and courses that keep up with rapidly changing industry requirements? Or, is it possible to collaborate with other universities and industry to provide targeted skills (both research and development) that satisfy industry growth areas? New approaches are needed to help cope with the effects of globalisation, cultural diversity and innovative technology. This paper outlines a flexible Masters degree course developed with a view of helping industry gain required skills, while at the same provide students with opportunities for employment in new growth areas.