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In recent years the SIGITE community has invested significant effort into developing IT accreditation standards. New draft general and program specific accreditation criteria were recently created. The Brigham Young University IT program is undergoing an accreditation visit in the near future as a pilot program. Although the IT criteria have not yet been(More)
One of the challenges of university technological education is the constant evolution of new technologies in most high-tech disciplines. Nowhere is this more apparent than in computer-oriented disciplines that are subject to Moore's Law. New developments require frequent updating of college curricula in many fields, with the concomitant additional load on(More)
As mobile devices have become more powerful and pervasive, mobile computing has become more important. As the market share of mobile operating systems steadily grows and more IT applications are developed and deployed on mobile devices, this will become a larger and increasing part of professional IT practice. Consequently IT students should gain experience(More)
This paper describes research into student motivation and satisfaction with various computing majors on campus. A survey was administered to 422 computing majors and a different survey was administered to approximately 800 non-computing majors at Brigham Young University. The objective was to discover student understanding and expectations of the Computer(More)
In 2006 it was proposed that one significant factor defining an IT research agenda was the scholarly work published in theses and dissertations from universities with IT graduate programs. It was concluded that a repository of IT research was necessary both to facilitate access to this body of work and to make it possible to do a bottom-up analysis of(More)
Information Technology (IT) is grounded in applications of theoretical principles for solving problems using computing resources. IT instructors continually face the challenge of providing current technology experiences for their students in a rapidly evolving environment. This paper discusses the development of an instructional module which uses a(More)
What is an IT Bachelor program and how can one be identified? In recent years, specific IT programs have arisen in the US to fill an industry need not directly provided for by other computing disciplines. IT programs are growing in number and influence yet can be hard to identify for several reasons: They are not always titled "Information Technology." They(More)
In order to confirm a microscopic diagnosis of 'eperythrozoonosis' made over 40 years ago in a captive owl monkey (Aotus trivirgatus), DNA was extracted from archived fixed and stained blood smears and subjected to generic haemotropic mycoplasma (haemoplasma) quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) and a human glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase qPCR as an(More)
One of the challenges of higher education in technology, especially in computer disciplines, is the rapid change of technical content. In technology disciplines with a tradition of experiential learning instructors need to continually redesign courses to ensure the learning experience for the students is current and relevant. This paper discusses an(More)
Information Technology (IT) is a rapidly-developing discipline. IT instructors often design new courses to meet changing needs. There is also a need to evaluate courses once they have been designed and implemented. Evaluation of courses leads to improvements in the learning experiences for students and better understanding of the educational process and(More)