EDSIGCON Proceeding 2015

Wilmington, North Carolina

2015 EDSIG Proceedings - Panel Presentation

Strategies and Approaches for Teaching Storage and Data Management – Faculty Perspectives, Insights & Suggestions

Mark Conway

Douglas M Kline
University of North Carolina Wilmington

John Pickard
East Carolina University

Glenn Royster
Wayne Community College

Darlene Woods
Fayetteville Community College

Matthew Zullo
Wake Technical Community College

Recent articles in the Information Systems Education Journal have pointed out the need to add new technology and curriculum areas such as storage, Big Data and analytics to provide IS/IT students with the skills they will need as they enter the workforce – at the same time pointing out the difficulty of incorporating these concepts into an already full curriculum model (e.g. Janicki, Cummings, Kline 2014). This panel will provide perspectives from five institutions that have taken differing approaches to building in storage, data management, cloud and virtualization into their courses. With the continued growth in data volumes and variety, the explosion in social and digital media, and the oncoming Internet of Things (IoT), organizations are awash in data. As they increasingly adopt computing models such as hybrid clouds – or use hyperscalers such as AWS or Microsoft’s Azure for achieving, back-up and disaster recovery – the demand for IS professional with an understanding of relevant data management technologies and approaches will continue to grow. This session will provide you candid insights on how each of the participating schools assed the need, updated their courses, supported faculty development, worked with industry partners, and got the buy-in from department colleagues & curriculum approval bodies.

Targeted Attendees
If you are considering adding any level of coverage of data management or the storage and data implications of cloud computing, this session is for you.

Recommended Citation: Conway, M., Kline, D. M., Pickard, J., Royster, G., Woods, D., Zullo, M., (2015). Strategies and Approaches for Teaching Storage and Data Management – Faculty Perspectives, Insights & Suggestions. Proceedings of the EDSIG Conference, (2015) n.3551, Wilmington, NC.