Introducing location-based services into information technology curriculum: Reflections on practice

Katina Michael, Holly Tootell

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Abstract

This paper describes how location-based services (LBS) was introduced into the information technology curriculum at the University of Wollongong in 2004. The inquiry is based on two academic reflections on practice. The results indicate that students found the course experience both intellectually challenging and rewarding. Academics linked to the project found the topic aligned well to their research interests and stimulated new ideas for grant applications. And industry representatives found the experience advantageous, a vehicle for collaboration, and subsequently a way to give something back to their local community. In summary the dynamic exchange of knowledge between staff, students, and industry was very successful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication4th Annual International Conference on Mobile Business, ICMB 2005
EditorsWayne Brookes, Elaine Lawrence, Robert Steele, Elizabeth Chang
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages220-226
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0769523676, 9780769523675
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Event4th Annual International Conference on Mobile Business, ICMB 2005 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: Jul 11 2005Jul 13 2005

Publication series

Name4th Annual International Conference on Mobile Business, ICMB 2005

Conference

Conference4th Annual International Conference on Mobile Business, ICMB 2005
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period7/11/057/13/05

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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    Michael, K., & Tootell, H. (2005). Introducing location-based services into information technology curriculum: Reflections on practice. In W. Brookes, E. Lawrence, R. Steele, & E. Chang (Eds.), 4th Annual International Conference on Mobile Business, ICMB 2005 (pp. 220-226). [1493612] (4th Annual International Conference on Mobile Business, ICMB 2005). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMB.2005.52