The Transformation Challenge of IT Education and Training in Higher Education and Industry

Anne-Maarit Majanoja, Ville Taajamaa, Ville Leppänen, Erkki Sutinen


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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Paper Citation

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Majanoja A., Taajamaa V., Leppänen V. and Sutinen E. (2017). The Transformation Challenge of IT Education and Training in Higher Education and Industry . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-240-0, pages 240-247. DOI: 10.5220/0006257302400247

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author={Anne-Maarit Majanoja and Ville Taajamaa and Ville Leppänen and Erkki Sutinen},
title={The Transformation Challenge of IT Education and Training in Higher Education and Industry},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - The Transformation Challenge of IT Education and Training in Higher Education and Industry
SN - 978-989-758-240-0
AU - Majanoja A.
AU - Taajamaa V.
AU - Leppänen V.
AU - Sutinen E.
PY - 2017
SP - 240
EP - 247
DO - 10.5220/0006257302400247