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1 NUKAIS/LTSN Seminar Leeds Metropolitan University Innovation North Faculty of Information and Technology Visioning The Future Information Systems Curriculum Development Aims & Objectives To appreciate where we are now To appreciate where we are now To evaluate key IS indicators/drivers To evaluate key IS indicators/drivers To determine the future direction To determine the future direction Barbara Howell

2 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 2 Overview NowNow ChallengesChallenges Key Indicators/driversKey Indicators/drivers –Historical Perspective –The Competition –Job Market/Employers –Current IS Research –IS Academic Community The futureThe future SummarySummary

3 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 3 Now Increasing myriad of programmes – BIS (109), IS (562), Accounting, Distributed, Finance, Geographical, Global, Internet, Management and Media Information Systems (UCAS 2004)Increasing myriad of programmes – BIS (109), IS (562), Accounting, Distributed, Finance, Geographical, Global, Internet, Management and Media Information Systems (UCAS 2004) Align to computing benchmark and professional bodiesAlign to computing benchmark and professional bodies US - IS 2002 Model Curriculum (Gorgone et al, 2002) – Business, Analytical/Critical Thinking, Technology, Interpersonal/Communication and Team Skills.US - IS 2002 Model Curriculum (Gorgone et al, 2002) – Business, Analytical/Critical Thinking, Technology, Interpersonal/Communication and Team Skills. A Framework of Information System Concepts (FRISCO) – Revised draft 2001A Framework of Information System Concepts (FRISCO) – Revised draft 2001 –Understand IS and provide a consistent framework of IS concepts

4 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 4Challenges Declining student numbers, high student attrition, student satisfaction, changes in funding methodology, variable fees, competition from private providersDeclining student numbers, high student attrition, student satisfaction, changes in funding methodology, variable fees, competition from private providers The LTSN (2003) - producing employable graduate is becoming more complex and more importantThe LTSN (2003) - producing employable graduate is becoming more complex and more important –Graduate numbers expanding faster than the market for traditional graduate jobs –Graduates more diverse in age, social background and motivation Johnson et al (2002) poses the following questions:Johnson et al (2002) poses the following questions: –What do I include in my course syllabus? –Does the curriculum meet stakeholder needs?

5 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 5 Historical Perspective IS have been around for at least 6000 yearsIS have been around for at least 6000 years Fifty years ago no IS professionals.Fifty years ago no IS professionals. 70s Information Systems appearing70s Information Systems appearing 90s IS degrees developed from the computer systems analysis courses that in turn diverged from the original computing courses90s IS degrees developed from the computer systems analysis courses that in turn diverged from the original computing courses Student numbers had been increasing to 2000Student numbers had been increasing to 2000

6 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 6 The competition Armstong & Jayaratna (2002) – examine content of similar coursesArmstong & Jayaratna (2002) – examine content of similar courses MSc Information Systems (2003)MSc Information Systems (2003) –DSS, Multimedia, KM, E-Commerce, HCI, UML BSc (Hons) IS/BIS (2003)BSc (Hons) IS/BIS (2003) –Business orgs, Web Page Design, SD, DD, OO, Network Operating Systems, E-Government BSc (Hons) Derivatives (2003/4)BSc (Hons) Derivatives (2003/4) –Focus on E and Web Systems - Hypermedia Systems, Media Technologies, XML, Network Security

7 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 7 UK Job Market - IS Organisation/Location No of jobs CW Jobs www.cwjobs.co.uk 496 Jobsite www.jobsite.co.uk 1086 Citrix Administration and operations support Qualified as CCEA; Citrix Meta XP Presentation Server, NFuse/Web Interface, Security Gateway & Team work. Information Systems Developer Visual Basic, SQL Server 2000 and Visual Studio Senior Systems Tester IS concepts, leading teams, Test Director, WinRunner, SSADM, RUP Java DeveloperJava/J2EE - CRM and MIS systems GIS TechnicianGIS, Relational Db Design, Access, MS Office Prof, Windows 98 Business AnalystFull development life-cycle, ASP, VBScript, JavaScript/HTML, Transact SQL, MSSQL Server 2000, ODBC, ADO Oracle Senior Systems Analyst SQL, Oracle Development tools – Forms 4.5- 6i, Oracle Designer/Rational Rose CASE tools.

8 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 8 Job Market cont.. Roberts Review (April 02) - financial services and mediaRoberts Review (April 02) - financial services and media PricewaterhouseCoopers (2002) - market opportunities in 4 areas;PricewaterhouseCoopers (2002) - market opportunities in 4 areas; –Communication - Professional services to support wireless infrastructure –Creative, culture and Media - on-line marketing, on-line music, computer & video games, publishing of digital books and interactive TV –Electronics Manufacturing - operating systems, computer systems, storage media and semiconductor devices are all demonstrating growth; –Service providers - e-Learning, consultancy and internet services. Lambert Review (July 03) – high growth in creative and media industriesLambert Review (July 03) – high growth in creative and media industries The LTSN (October 2003) - employers require generic skills, such as good at communicating, numerate, IT literate, capable of taking initiative, team working, manage themselves and continue to learn.The LTSN (October 2003) - employers require generic skills, such as good at communicating, numerate, IT literate, capable of taking initiative, team working, manage themselves and continue to learn.

9 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 9 Job Market e-skills ICT review IT services 57% rise over next 4yrs - infrastructure and outsourcing - an attractive market to be in. User support, strategy & planning and software roles up for the 3 rd qtr running Operations technicians, telecoms engineers and database assistants fell over the last 3 quarters. Future demand for skills in broadband, wireless, Linux, content management, real time analytics, data mining security, middleware, business intelligence and KM (quarter 4, 2003)

10 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 10 Current Research ISOneWorld 2004ISOneWorld 2004 –E-Government, E-Collaboration, E-Marketing, E-Health –Accounting IS, Multimedia IS, Geographic IS –KM, ERP, SSM, Information Security/Cyber Crime, Web Learning, HCI EMCIS 2004EMCIS 2004 –Strategic IS Planning, DSS & Business Intelligence, Outsourcing –ERP, EAI, CRM, SCM, Data quality and mining, IT Security, IS in Healthcare –E-Government/Governance, Digital Divide, Teleworking, HCI, Virtual Communities ECIS 2004ECIS 2004 –IS and HRM, Tourism, Telecom Industry, Media, Health Care, Finance. –e-work and virtual organisations, Digital Divide, CRM, ERP, KM HICCS 2005HICCS 2005 –E-Government, E-Democracy, E-Health, E-Logistics –Streams - Digital Documents & Media; Health –ERP, CRM, EAI, KM, Outsourcing, Business Intelligence, Data Mining. –Handheld Devices & Wireless, IT in Criminal Justice

11 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 11 Current Research… CambridgeCambridge –GIS, Digital technologies –Health care systems (JIT, KM) and e-health. –E-Commerce, Organisational learning and KM, E-learning IS JournalsIS Journals –The Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE) Special issue on Enterprise Systems Education - CRM, SCM, SEM, and Business Intelligence. (JISE- http://jise.appstate.edu/ERP.htm)http://jise.appstate.edu/ERP.htm –Computing and Information Systems Journal Organisational Information Systems Computational Intelligence E-Business Knowledge and Information Management Interactive and Strategic Systems (CIS – http://cis.paisley.ac.uk)

12 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 12 IS Academic Community The integration of technology with business processes…there is an important role in managing systems development, project management and managing sourcing. E-Commerce. IS variants of MBA programmes. Undergrad a good future for joint degrees (Accounting with Information systems is clearly going to be a crowd puller) Systems can only be developed in the context in which they are intended to be exploited. NHS, local government, financial services. E-Notion, Action based research, Technical or Business bias. The days of the discipline based courses are numbered…we will be moving, especially at MBA level to them based courses where IS is an (important) component. The modern IS practitioner should have specialisms e.g. management, education or criminology. It is likely to be a mixture of the technical, managerial and social sciences but the exact proportions will depend on the University. Were spending a lot more time on web applications

13 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 13 The Future Core + functional specialismCore + functional specialism –marketing, accounting, HR Core + organisational context specialismCore + organisational context specialism –NHS, local government, financial services, media, education, tourism, publishing, criminology Core + subject specialismCore + subject specialism –Mobile and wireless, CRM, KM Core + product specialismCore + product specialism –SAP, Citrix, Oracle

14 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 14Summary Now – experiencing growing painsNow – experiencing growing pains History – trend unclear – moving targetHistory – trend unclear – moving target Jobs – now not future – trend?Jobs – now not future – trend? Competition – now not futureCompetition – now not future Current Research – pockets of inquiry, level to which research informs practiceCurrent Research – pockets of inquiry, level to which research informs practice IS Community – Specialised IS coursesIS Community – Specialised IS courses Future – Generic core + specialismFuture – Generic core + specialism

15 Barbara Howell - Innovation North - Faculty of Information and Technology 15 References Armstrong, H. & Jayaratna, N (2002) Internet Security Management: A joint Postgraduate Curriculum Design. Journal of Information Systems Education. 13 (3) pp 249- 258 Gorgone, J., Davis, G. B., Valacich, J. S., Topi, J., & Feinstein, D (2002) IS2002 Model Curriculum and Guidelines for Undergraduate Degree Programs in Information Systems (AITP). E-Skills Bulletin (2003) Quarterly Review of the ICT Labour Market. 7 (4), 2003. Available at: www.e-skills.com www.e-skills.com Johnson, D. W., Wilkes, F. Ormond, P & Figeuroa, R (2002) Adding Value to the IS97… Curriculum Models: An Interactive Visualization and Analysis Prototype. Journal of Information Systems Education. 13. (2) pp. 135-142 Lambert, R (2003) Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration. Final Report. HMSO. Available at: www.lambertreview.org.uk www.lambertreview.org.uk LTSN (2003) LTSN Generic Centre Circular 5. October 2003. Available at: http://ltsn.ac.uk/genericcentre/index http://ltsn.ac.uk/genericcentre/index PriceWaterhouseCoopers (2002) Digital Industries Cluster Regional Framework Document. Roberts, G (2002) Set for Success. The Supply of People with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Skills. April 2002. Verrijn-Sturart, A (2001) A Framework of Information System Concepts. The Revised FRISCO Report. Available at: http://www.wi.leidenuniv.nl http://www.wi.leidenuniv.nl


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