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Adult IT programs: a discourse on pedagogy strategy and the Internet

R. William Maule (Director of the Information Systems Management program, Chair of the Department of Organizational Studies, College of Professional Studies, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, California, USA)

Internet Research

ISSN: 1066-2243

Article publication date: 1 June 1997



Discusses strategies for implementing modern knowledge management curricula in academic programs for adult professionals. References the perspectives of multidisciplinary curricula covering information and society; multimedia and hypermedia; electronic information design and presentation; and infrastructure development and implementation. The analysis assumes the increasing involvement of highly trained professionals in adult education programs; the continuing growth of corporate universities in scope and breadth; the integration of corporate programs with traditional colleges and universities; and the increasing use of the Internet as a mechanism to coordinate, supplement, support, and integrate learning experiences. Advances historical and pedagogical methodologies as a means to provide perspective and structure for program development and future research. References an information technology (IT) program for mid‐career information managers in Northern California and serving the high‐technology area known as Silicon Valley.



Maule, R.W. (1997), "Adult IT programs: a discourse on pedagogy strategy and the Internet", Internet Research, Vol. 7 No. 2, pp. 129-152.




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