Rapid curriculum development: a RAD approach to MIS curriculum development

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Davey, Bill and Tatnall, Arthur (2000) Rapid curriculum development: a RAD approach to MIS curriculum development. In: The Proceedings of ISECON 2000, November, 2000, Philadelphia, USA.


Curriculum in Management Information Systems (MIS) is subject to constant pressure due to changes in business, the computer industry and technology. Clements (1989) suggests many curriculum statements are the result of conscious or unconscious copying of 'authoritative' existing statements, while Truran (1997) suggests a model somewhere between 'muddling through' and an ecological model. An examination of a major curriculum rewrite in MIS curriculum in an Australian university has shown that applying an ecological model for the forces shaping curriculum can be effective in rationalizing those forces. The idea of Rapid Application Development (RAD) can be effective and efficient if applied to curriculum development and implemented in consideration of an 'ecological' view of competing forces.

Item type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1976
Official URL http://proc.isecon.org/2000/114/ISECON.2000.Davey....
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Historical > RFCD Classification > 330000 Education
Historical > RFCD Classification > 280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences
Keywords information systems curriculum, rapid application development, computer industry
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