A design Pattern for Responsible Information Systems Education

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This paper explores the idea of responsible systems design. To do so, it examines a case study - the accreditation of Information Systems (IS) courses by the professional body. A professionally accredited educational program, like any other non-trivial design product, represents the balancing of competing influences, ideas and stakeholders. The case is particularly relevant because there have been significant changes in the context of Australian IS education recently that have made more complex the task of designing educational systems in a responsible manner. A general approach to addressing this complexity is articulated here as a design pattern to guide IS educational design. The pattern identifies the influences on design, the processes and products of design and the feedback mechanism required to demonstrate that stakeholder requirements are satisfied. Design tensions and principles arising from the model are discussed and future work identified
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012
EditorsJohn Lamp
Place of PublicationGeelong, VIC
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781741561722
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAustralasian Conference on Information Systems : Location, Location, Location (ACIS 2012) - Geelong, Geelong, Australia
Duration: 3 Dec 20125 Dec 2012


ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems


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