The computing education community expects modern curricular guidelines for information technology (IT) undergraduate degree programs by 2017. The authors of this work focus on eliciting and analyzing Latin American academic and industry perspectives on IT undergraduate education. The objective is to ensure that the IT curricular framework in the IT2017 report articulates the relationship between academic preparation and the work environment of IT graduates in light of current technological and educational trends in Latin America and elsewhere. Activities focus on soliciting and analyzing survey data collected from institutions and consortia in IT education and IT professional and educational societies in Latin America; these activities also include garnering the expertise of the authors. Findings show that IT degree programs are making progress in bridging the academic-industry gap, but more work remains.
Proceedings of the 2016 ITiCSE Working Group Reports
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Mihaela Sabin, Barbara Viola, John Impagliazzo, Renzo Angles, Mariela Curiel, Paul Leger, Jorge Murillo, Hern´an Nina, Jos´e Antonio Pow-Sang, and Ignacio Trejos, Latin american perspectives to internationalize undergraduate information technology education, Proceedings of the 2016 ITiCSE Working Group Reports, ITiCSE’16, ACM, 2016, pp. 1–22.
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