The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000: §604
| Paper (refereed) Current Issues and Trends
|Recommended Citation: Cohen, E and E Boyd. From Information Systems to Informing Science: How the Transdiscipline will Transform IS Education. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §604.
From Information Systems to Informing Science: How the Transdiscipline will Transform IS Education
Information technology (IT) now permeates most every discipline; no longer is it the sole possession of business and science. On today's campuses its topics are incorporated into most, if not every, field of study. For example, the field of Education advances how to use information technology to teach students and to administer educational institutions. Journalism promotes the use of information technology to research material and create publications. Law faculties use information technology to seek legal rulings and present material in a courtroom. Much of what is taught in each of the fields in the use of information technology to inform their clientele is the same, but typically we academicians don't share our knowledge with other academicians across campus. In the past, we lacked a common platform for sharing our common knowledge, so each discipline had to rediscover the lessons that other disciplines had already learned. The transdiscipline of Informing Science provides this needed platform to bridge and cross-pollinate the disciplines that use IT to inform their clients. This paper discusses this emerging transdiscipline: its rationale, framework for understanding, journal, and conference activities.
Keywords: Informing Science; IS education; transdiscipline
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