A design Pattern for Responsible Information Systems Education

Craig McDonald

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    Abstract

    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
    Pages1-8
    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

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    ConferenceAustralasian Conference on Information Systems
    CountryAustralia
    CityGeelong
    Period3/12/125/12/12

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    McDonald, C. (2012). A design Pattern for Responsible Information Systems Education. In J. Lamp (Ed.), ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012 (pp. 1-8). Geelong, VIC: Association for Information Systems.
    McDonald, Craig. / A design Pattern for Responsible Information Systems Education. ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012. editor / John Lamp. Geelong, VIC : Association for Information Systems, 2012. pp. 1-8
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    McDonald C. A design Pattern for Responsible Information Systems Education. In Lamp J, editor, ACIS 2012 : Location, location, location : Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems 2012. Geelong, VIC: Association for Information Systems. 2012. p. 1-8