Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

4-2016

Abstract

SFIA skills framework is widely popular among education institutions and ICT industries. The framework provides ICT skills profiles which can be a valuable resource that supports the career planning of a student. However, currently a student does not have a method or approach to exploit the SFIA framework to align his or her competencies that he or she has acquired during the education program, to the skills defined in the SFIA framework. In this paper, we present a solution model for generating a skills report based on individual's competencies and experiences. In particular, we focus on Information Systems students' profiles. Student skill generator takes in curriculum and LinkedIn profile's data as an input and generates student's skills report which is aligned with SFIA framework. Moreover, the system also generates a list of recommended jobs in ICT sector that match the student's skills. We evaluated our solution model on an undergraduate core curriculum; Bachelor of Science (Information Systems Management) degree program BSc (ISM), offered by the School of Information Systems (SIS), Singapore Management University (SMU) and LinkedIn profiles of student from year 3, year 4 and alumni.

Keywords

LinkedIn profiles, Competencies, SFIA, Industry skills

Discipline

Asian Studies | Computer Sciences | Higher Education

Research Areas

Learning and Information Systems Education

Publication

EDUCON 2016: Proceedings of the IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference 2016: 10-13 April, 2016, Abu Dhabi, UAE

First Page

1

Last Page

6

ISBN

9781467386326

Identifier

10.1109/EDUCON.2016.7474561

Publisher

IEEE

City or Country

Piscataway, NJ

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2016.7474561

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