Dynamic IT: Digital Transformation Education

During the summer of 2016, a group of faculty from the Minnesota State System and other institutions, working under the sponsorship of Advance IT Minnesota, developed a widely endorsed report on the challenges facing IT educators:

Renewing the IT Curriculum: Responding to Agile, DevOps, and Digital Transformation

The report identifies five competency areas IT, IS, and computing educators should consider in designing next-generation curricula:

On Friday, November 18th, Advance IT will host a virtual conference featuring several report authors presenting on their approaches to the new digital world.

Program

1:00     Welcome & Introduction

  • Introduction and overview of webinar program (Firasat)
  • Why we did this – high level comments about the Renewing the IT Curriculum report
  • 5 major competency areas – why we chose; what they are
  • Introduce website DynamicIT.education

1:40     Report Content Q&A

1:55     Break

2:00     Agile for faculty – Panel presentation

  • Agile & systems analysis – large scale/package systems (David B.)
  • Survey results (Amos O.)
  • Curricula challenges: changed/added courses (Firasat K.)

2:40     Faculty Panel Q&A

2:55     Break

3:00     Technical session (labs, sims, etc)

  • Agile practices – standups, code reviews in class (Mary L.)
  • Use of website dev / class (Pat P.)
  • Github and Calavera (Charlie B., Jason Baker, and/or Aric Aune)
  • Vagrant/Virtualbox/Calavera (Charlie B.)

3:40     Technical Q&A

Questions and discussion were moderated via WebEx Chat.

Click link below to view the webinar in its entirety using the above agenda as a guide to skip forward:

Webinar recording: Renewing the IT Curriculum: Responding to Agile, DevOps, and Digital Transformation