The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001: §16c
| Paper (refereed) Information Systems Curriculum
|Recommended Citation: Emigh, K L. The Impact of New Programming Languages on University Curriculum. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2001, v 18 (Cincinnati): §16c.
The Impact of New Programming Languages on University Curriculum
This paper covers the impact that the seemingly continuous introduction of new programming languages has on the computer information systems curriculum in a university. Computer information systems departments are currently implementing changes based on the newest languages, Java and C#. The relationship between universities and the corporations behind these languages, greatly affects how companies interact with these institutions. Before implementing the latest languages, universities must address if they should continue to offer traditional languages such as COBOL. This report provides conclusions and recommendations on the transformation a curriculum must undergo to maintain high levels of enrollment and also demonstrates why it is a challenge for universities to keep an up-to-date language program.
|Katie L. Emigh [a1] [a2]|
Computer Applications Department
Grand Rapids Community College [u1] [u2]
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA [c1] [c2]
Keywords: programming languages, computer information systems, COBOL, object-oriented languages, curriculum
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