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SIE #13: iSchools as an Inspirative Movement: Information Science Harmonization Issues
11:00am - 12:30pm
iSchools as an inspirative movement: Information Science harmonization issues
Tatjana Aparac-Jelusic, Alen Doracic, Jan Pisanski, Juan Jose Bote Vericad, Maria Simi
The function of this panel is to provide an interactive platform for faculty members interested in designing Information Science (IS) educational programs and motivating students with different background other than in IS to become information professionals. This interactive panel session will introduce the goals and aims of the EINFOSE project (European Information Science Education: Encouraging Mobility and Learning Outcomes Harmonization) and debate the issues of harmonization of entry requirements and learning outcomes at graduate level programs in IS. The short multimedia session will include in-person students presentations, comment by one panelist and dialogue with the audience. Panel participants will be polled on their knowledge of and attitudes towards challenges and changes in Higher Education (HE) area in the field of IS. After the panelists have provided their perspectives on the issues of harmonization and approaches to how to attract students with different BA backgrund other than IS for their enrolment at graduate programs, all participants will have an opportunity to join the debate in several groups lead by panelists.