Title: Choosing the optimal information technology profession

Authors: Slavomir Vukmirovi?; Marko ?i?in-Šain; Mladen Koturovi?

Addresses: Economics Faculty, University of Rijeka, Ivana Filipovi?a 4, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia. ' Primorska Banka, Scarpina 7, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia. ' Primorska Banka, Scarpina 7, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia

Abstract: In this paper, we discuss meaning and options for information technology (IT) education in context of IT training and choice of optimal IT profession. IT education and work provided training can be presented as a combination of academic and professional knowledge and skills which allow fulfilment of job requirements. As a starting point, key requirements are identified which are linked to key items for optimal choice of IT profession. General and specific skills are defined, and also attitude which our graduates should have for specific profession. The methodology for IT education is formed in context of IT training and optimal choice of IT profession.

Keywords: ICT profession; information technology; communications technology; business informatics; computer knowledge; information systems; student affinity; student ability; optimal professions; ICT training; academic skills; professional skills; academic knowledge; professional knowledge; job requirements; general skills; specific skills; graduates; ICT courses; learning improvement; computers; ICT education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2011.043894

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2011 Vol.7 No.1/2, pp.100 - 112

Available online: 28 Nov 2011 *

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