Title: Modular approach to modelling of higher education in information technology

Authors: Djordje Nadrljanski; Mila Nadrljanski; Ivan Boži?evi?

Addresses: Faculty of Management, Vase Stai?a 6, 21000 Novi Sad, Srbija. ' Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split, Zrinsko Frankopanska 37, 21000 Split, Croatia. ' Studia Intermedia, Ilica 8, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Abstract: In this paper, a modular approach is investigated – an educational response to the fundamental characteristics and requirements of the new era, whose main determinants are globalisation and networking, rapid technological development, information-based economy and the rapid obsolescence of information and knowledge. Education is one of the most important factors responsible for the development of society and its adaptation to changes brought by the information age is very important. In order to successfully achieve this adjustment, it is not enough to only change and update the content. It is equally important to make changes in teaching forms and methods. Modern education requires a new model of learning – active learning based on real-world information resources.

Keywords: IT knowledge; curriculum; society of knowledge; education modelling; IT education; information technology; higher education; active learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAIP.2011.043434

International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms, 2011 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.323 - 340

Published online: 26 Mar 2015 *

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