Developing an IT Course for Emerging Technologies Using a Framework – An Example of an IoT Course V1.0

Norman Van Wyk, Kevin A. Johnston, Klaus Moeller, Florian Haas
InSITE 2020  •  2020  •  pp. 015-045

Academics are often requested to create and teach courses for emerging technologies with perhaps no experience or guidance on how to do so.

A Framework to develop IT courses for emerging technologies was created and tested to assist academics; the framework was then tested by developing an IoT course.

A literature review was conducted to discover theories, models and methods that could be used in the creation of IT courses, followed by interviews with academics who had created many courses. The interviews were analysed using a thematic analysis process, and a Course Development Framework was created. The framework was tested by using it to build and deliver an IoT course.

The Framework could be used to support academics who have to create and develop IT courses for emerging technologies.

By combining a learning theory such as constructivism, the ADDIE Instructional design model, ARCS-V Motivational model, and Bloom’s Taxonomy, a Course Development Framework was constructed, which could be used to support academics who have to create courses for emerging technologies.

The Course Development Framework could be used to develop other IT courses including online courses.

Future research could be conducted in the effectiveness of using the Course Development Framework to develop other courses including online courses.

Support academics to develop better IT courses for emerging technologies.

Research in the field of Brain Compatible Learning Principles and combining or using it with the Framework could provide further insights into advancements in course design and development.

instructional design, framework, motivation, course development, educa-tional technology, emerging technology
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