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The EDUglopedia Project

Goal: Building a Global Encyclopedia for Higher Education. Starting with Education for the Digital World (http://beta.eduglopedia.org)

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This report, the 2nd AIS Global IS Education Report, is an attempt to provide an integrated view of Information Systems (IS) educational offerings around the world. The academic field of Information Systems, which studies the design, use, and impact of IS, is based on a long-standing tradition that is today more relevant than ever. The digital age connects not only people but also objects in our everyday lives, capturing and exchanging information and facilitating efficient, sustainable, and enjoyable user experiences. The World Economic Forum 2016 identified competencies in IS design and use as a key to professional success. While many white-collar jobs are expected to vanish because of automation and fundamental change of work, experts see a significant demand for competencies developed by IS education. The field of IS, as an academic discipline, has developed an impressive collection of educational programs and resources worldwide, but until now there has been no consolidated account of such offerings on a global scale. The Association for Information Systems, the global association for IS academics, has collected and connected such offerings on the Internet platform www.eduglopedia.org. During the first two years of effort, more than 440 institutions in 63 countries have been registered. These institutions were invited to take part in this 2nd Global Information Systems Education Report. The data in the report is based on entries to the www.eduglopedia.org platform provided by institutions by November 30, 2016, and it includes more than 2,900 courses in more than 740 programs. The collection will be updated continually via the www.eduglopedia.org platform, and an updated report will be issued each year. We are grateful for the extraordinary support of the IS community. The institutions themselves provided all data. For the second time, we can provide statistics on the various types of offerings, and the 2017 report already provides valuable guidance on where and how to acquire competencies in the important area of IS. The report covers all global regions and offerings at the bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. levels, including the programs’ thematic foci. Since this report is only a start towards bringing together the global IS educational offerings, we encourage readers to look at institutions’ online profiles, which are updated throughout the year. We thank all the people who have been instrumental in making this report possible, in particular, Magdalena Eggarter, Stefan Fleischer, Inga Hämmerle, Christina Mathis, Matthias Tietz and Isabell Wohlgenannt. We hope you will enjoy reading the report and find it useful! We look forward to hearing your feedback! Vaduz, Liechtenstein│Singapore│ Waltham, Massachusetts, USA Jan vom Brocke│Bernard C.Y. Tan│Heikki Topi│Markus Weinmann
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This note follows up on previous notes on BPM education, namely 2012's " Class Notes: BPM Research and Education – How Was School Today? " by Jan Recker and 2015's " The BPM Curriculum Revisited " by Sanja Tumbas, Stefan Seidel, and me. This note uses a living repository of educational offerings called EDUglopedia.org – The Global Encyclopedia for Higher Educational Content to contribute more current information on worldwide BPM education to the discussion. We developed this platform as part of an AIS initiative to survey all information systems programs worldwide. At last count, 130 institutions, 199 programs, and 1,310 courses associated with the keyword " BPM " were registered on the platform, illustrating the wide dissemination of BPM education at the global level. BPM Education BPM has matured as a professional management area and an important field of academic research. For example, there are comprehensive textbooks (e.g., Dumas et al., 2013) and handbooks (e.g., vom Brocke and Rosemann, 2015) that document the state of the art, and recent contributions acknowledge the role of BPM in driving digital innovation (vom Brocke and Schmiedel, 2015). BPM research has also begun to develop its intellectual core and methodological basis to strengthen its exploratory, opportunity-driven capabilities in addition to the rich set of exploitative, problem-driven capabilities. The term " ambidextrous BPM " (Rosemann, 2015) refers to the need to combine both exploitation and exploration in BPM, which is also reflected in more recent curriculum recommendations (vom Brocke, Seidel, and Tumbas, 2015). Against this background, keeping up with BPM research is a major challenge for both practitioners and teachers. Given the speed with which the field is developing, BPM curricula and training run the risk of being quickly outdated. While BPM researchers have started to make recommendations on curricula design (e.g., Bandara et al., 2010; Recker, 2012; vom Brocke et al., 2015), these contributions remain scattered and lack the attention they should be paid in real-world BPM education and training. An online repository for BPM education could help to mitigate these problems, as it would offer unrestricted access to educational information for academics and practitioners alike and a way to review and update curricula and teaching material at any time. This note explains how the platform EDUglopedia.org, an open platform developed as a global encyclopedia to share educational knowledge around the world, can be used as a hub for educational knowledge on BPM and related fields. The platform began in
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Now: 2,769 courses in 628 programs from 393 institutions in 76 countries.
 
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Building a Global Encyclopedia for Higher Education. Starting with Education for the Digital World (http://beta.eduglopedia.org)