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Informatics 2016, 3(2), 7; doi:10.3390/informatics3020007

Developing and Improving Student Non-Technical Skills in IT Education: A Literature Review and Model

College of Management, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN 55106, USA
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Academic Editor: Valentina Dagiene
Received: 18 March 2016 / Revised: 26 May 2016 / Accepted: 10 June 2016 / Published: 17 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Information and Communication Technology in Higher Education)
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The purpose of this paper is to identify portions of the literature in the areas of Information Technology (IT) management, skills development, and curriculum development that support the design of a holistic conceptual framework for instruction in non-technical skills within the IT higher education context. This article review provides a framework for understanding how the critical success factors related to IT and Information Systems (IS) professional success is impacted by developing students’ non-technical skills. The article culminates in a holistic conceptual framework for developing non-technical skills within the IT higher education context. Implications for theory and research are provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: computing education; non-technical skills; IT pedagogy; IT education computing education; non-technical skills; IT pedagogy; IT education
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Hagen, M.; Bouchard, D. Developing and Improving Student Non-Technical Skills in IT Education: A Literature Review and Model. Informatics 2016, 3, 7.

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