Information Systems Education

Track Description

IS Education plays a critical part in the development of IS as a research domain and produces future IS professionals and academics who carry the discipline forward through practice and research. IS Education is particularly challenging given the rapid emergence of technology-based educational trends, such as massive open online courses (MOOCs). IS educators and researchers need to play an important role in the application of these technologies to teaching methodologies and curriculum design to provide IS students with relevant, challenging and engaging learning experiences.

The IS Education track is an opportunity for IS education researchers to network, demonstrate, and share IS-education-related course and program design, teaching methods and practices. We welcome high quality papers addressing, but not limited to, the topics listed below.

Relevant Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Educational technologies and Web 2.0 in IS education
  • Mobile apps-based and their impact on curricula and student learning
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  • Game-based and/or simulation-based curricula
    • SFIA as a tool to design curricula and job roles
  • Designing curriculum for diversity
  • Designing programs to meet the needs of institutional planning and infrastructure, AQF
  • Design-Science as the research method to underpin technology use in flexible learning and teaching spaces
  • Preparing for WIL: Online Career Development for IT Students: Systems to influence incremental innovation of industry and marketplace aligned programs
  • Discipline or education research – a conundrum- How do we conduct valuable research in computing education without affecting career trajectory

Track Chairs and Contact Details

Associate Professor Joan Richardson, RMIT University, Australia (

Dr Christopher Cheong, RMIT University, Australia (

Professor Craig McDonald, Canberra University, Australia (

See also…

School of Business IT and Logistics
The School of Business IT and Logistics provides high quality technical and professional education in: Business Information and Communications Technology, in Information Management and Librarianship and in Logistics and Supply Chain Management education within a comprehensive business context – ensuring the employability of its graduates.