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Sustaining Employability: A Process for Introducing Cloud Computing, Big Data, Social Networks, Mobile Programming and Cybersecurity into Academic Curricula

Department of Computer Science and Cybernetics, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374 Bucharest, Romania
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Sustainability 2017, 9(12), 2235; https://doi.org/10.3390/su9122235
Received: 11 October 2017 / Revised: 27 November 2017 / Accepted: 29 November 2017 / Published: 4 December 2017
This article describes a process for introducing modern technological subjects into the academic curricula of non-technical universities. The process described may increase and contribute to social sustainability by enabling non-technical students’ access to the field of the Internet of Things and the broader Industry 4.0. The process has been defined and tested during a curricular reform project that took place in two large universities in Eastern Europe. In this article, the authors describe the results and impact, over multiple years, of a project financed by the European Union that aimed to introduce the following subjects into the academic curricula of business students: cloud computing, big data, mobile programming, and social networks and cybersecurity (CAMSS). The results are useful for those trying to implement similar curricular reforms, or to companies that need to manage talent pipelines. View Full-Text
Keywords: cloud computing; big data; social networks; mobile programming; cybersecurity; curricular content and innovation diffusion; constructionism cloud computing; big data; social networks; mobile programming; cybersecurity; curricular content and innovation diffusion; constructionism
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Bologa, R.; Lupu, A.-R.; Boja, C.; Georgescu, T.M. Sustaining Employability: A Process for Introducing Cloud Computing, Big Data, Social Networks, Mobile Programming and Cybersecurity into Academic Curricula. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2235.

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