Representing a body of knowledge for teaching, learning and assessment

  • Don Sheridan
  • David White
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)


As Internet-based professional training becomes universally accepted, national and international standards for professional groups may become a dominant and governing force. Educators and trainers will be expected to demonstrate the relevancy of their programmes in the context of bodies of knowledge which have a wide acceptance. Universities will feel the pressure to meet or exceed the performance of technical institutions and commercial institutes to justify their tuition costs. A university degree in computer science no longer guarantees a job. This paper will discuss the application of a taxonomy in computer science to a computer- supported learning system and its implication for planning and managing one’s professional career.


Informatics information systems economics and business administration curriculum (general) role of CIT taxonomies academic requirements business and industry requirements 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Don Sheridan
    • 1
  • David White
    • 2
  1. 1.MSIS Department, School of BusinessThe University of Auckland AucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.MSIS Department, School of BusinessThe University of Auckland AucklandNew Zealand

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