Educational gaps as perceived by IS educators: A survey of knowledge and skill requirements

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Computer Information Systems


his paper investigates possible curriculum gaps between required IS skills and achieved IS skills as perceived by IS educators. A survey was conducted to gather their perception about possible curriculum gaps. The authors did find that curriculum gaps exist in eight IS knowledge and skills. Among these eight deficiencies, two are in the interpersonal skill category (interpersonal communication, interpersonal behavior), three are in the personal traits categories (critical thinking, creative thinking, and personal motivation and working independently), and three are in the IS technology category (systems development methodologies, implementation, operation and maintenance issues, and hardware).