Since we live in the information age era, IT has become a part of our everyday lives which gives a great impact on our society. And nowadays, the world has become as “global village” due to advancement of IT. So, while technology is playing a larger role in society overall, such a good solution in enhancing IT skills to young generations is by provide courses or programs about information technology itself in education as it offers new avenues to explore like; academically, socially and recreationally. In order to achieve the target, Universiti Teknologi Mara and Management & Science University (MSU) had offered a program that related to IT for students.
In UiTM, such that program related to IT which being offered to students is Bachelor of Science Information System Management (Hons) with minor in either records management or library management. This program concerns about, designing, developing, and also on how to manage various types of information systems in order to expertise students in identifying, acquiring, organizing, storing, and retrieving in order to disseminate information for users’ strategic and also for competitive purposes.
Meanwhile in MSU, such a similar IT program being offered here is Bachelor in Information and Communication Technology (Hons). This program help students in developing their skills like solving problems, sequencing, deductive reasoning and memorization. Students also will be train to work in group that will enhance more their co-operation, collaboration, and co-learning and led to the development of negotiating skills and group decision-making.
1.2. Definition of terms
Information System Management (ISM) is basically about the knowledge of information systems and techniques that is required to use computers effectively in learning environments, as well as for study and employment. It also covers in acquiring management, business and leadership skills applicable to manage both teams and projects. ISM is also about skills that needed to make contributions to the use of information systems in corporate decision making. Graduates will get a good demand in any libraries, information centers, firms, government sectors and others.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is about technologies used to handle information through telecommunications. ICT is just almost the same as IT, but ICT more focuses on communication technologies which include the Internet, wireless networks, cell phones, television, computer, and other medium of communications. ICT is often studied in the context of how modern communication technologies affect society.
Both programs were aim to educate students with skills and knowledge in managing information in a better way, more effective and efficient in order to support the development of a wide range of applications and businesses that are essential to the various fields in industry. Moreover, this program also provides...