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Teaching infopreneurship: students’ perspectives

Adeline du Toit (Rand Afrikaans University, PO Box 524, Auckland Park 200, South Africa)

Aslib Proceedings

ISSN: 0001-253X

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

A university course in infopreneurship could contribute to bridging the gap between the so‐called security of full‐time employment and the imagined insecurity of an own information business. At present the Rand Afrikaans University in South Africa offers infopreneurship courses to Information Science and Computer Science students. The course content and presentation methods of the courses are similar in nature, but the same cannot be said about the two groups of students. It was therefore decided to conduct a questionnaire‐based survey of the two groups of students and to compare their responses. The exploratory investigation reported here scrutinises the status quo of infopreneurship education at universities. The perceptions of the two groups of students with regard to the objectives of an infopreneurship course at the university, course contents and presentation methods are compared. In conclusion possible adaptions and improvements to the course are considered.

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du Toit, A. (2000), "Teaching infopreneurship: students’ perspectives", Aslib Proceedings, Vol. 52 No. 2, pp. 83-90. https://doi.org/10.1108/EUM0000000007003

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