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Using Research Techniques to Teach Management of IT Concepts to Postgraduate Business Students

Burgess, Stephen and McGrath, Michael (2010) Using Research Techniques to Teach Management of IT Concepts to Postgraduate Business Students. Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management, 5. pp. 49-58. ISSN 1555-1229

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Abstract

This paper examines the delivery of concepts related to the role of the information technology (IT) manager of an organisation and management of the organisation’s information technology department to Masters level students in a business faculty of an Australian University. Initially, the development of a course designed to teach concepts related to the management of information technology in the Masters of Business (Information Systems) program (and similar programs) offered by Victoria University in Australia is outlined. The lecturers adopt a ‘constructivist’ approach to delivering the course, encouraging students to relate the course material to their own view of the world. Two learning activities in particular are examined to demonstrate how research techniques can be used to teach such management concepts. A unique feature of the paper is that it reports on recent delivery of the course in a new environment where the university encourages learning in the workplace and community and the adoption of new strategies to achieve student success.

Item Type: Article
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Online ISSN: 1555-1237

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID20061. IT management, business management, postgraduates, postgraduate business, Australia, Australian, Victoria University, information systems research
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0806 Information Systems
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
SEO Classification > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 11 May 2012 02:13
Last Modified: 11 May 2012 02:13
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/7504
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