A4 Article in conference proceedings
The Transformation Challenge of IT Education and Training in Higher Education and Industry

List of Authors: Anne-Maarit Majanoja, Ville Taajamaa, Ville Leppänen, Erkki Sutinen
Publication year: 2017
Book title *: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2017)
Title of series: 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education
Volume number: 2
ISBN: 978-989-758-240-0


Globally, several self-organized training arrangements are implemented in industry with varying outcomes.
The target of these training initiatives is to achieve transformation. The practices and teaching methods during
higher or academic education (HE) can impact on the industry training situations. However, few studies have
dealt with the possible impact of academic technical and IT education and training practices on industry based
training arrangements. We analysed two independent sets of interviews, one on industry-based global
selective outsourcing environment (GSOE) training arrangements and another on IT education at a Finnish
university. We found that the GSOE training arrangements heavily relied on the lecturing-based methods
instead of hands-on practicing. Similarly, the IT education at the university also relied on theory-based
lecturing. There is also a need to transform passive interaction to active where students and actors are
responsible for their own learning and building their own skills and capabilities to succeed in working life.

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