Relevant Computing Curricula in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rai, Idris and Rodrigues, Anthony and Venter, Isabella and Mills, Godfrey and Suleman, Hussein and Edumadze, John (2011) Relevant Computing Curricula in Sub-Saharan Africa, Proceedings of 3rd International ICST Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (Africomm 2011), 23-24 November 2011, Zanzibar Islands, Tanzania.

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The principle objective of this research was to establish what computing curricula are required for the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Input from academics, businessmen and the analyses of curricula from several African universities revealed a gap between existing curricula and what is considered to be ideal for this region. Required knowledge clusters were identified: Science and Technology; Soft and Research skills; Society and Development; Environment; Business and Entrepreneurship; Institutional; and Practical Skills. These were used to propose a model for enhancing the computing curricula of the Association of Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers for the SSA region.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: computing curricula, curriculum development, relevant curricula
Subjects: Social and professional topics > Professional topics > Computing education
Social and professional topics > Professional topics > Computing profession
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2011
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:33

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