Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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From a research project to an Information System course: a professional approach
María Teresa Lozano Albalate, Raquel Trillo Lado

Last modified: 10-06-2015


Nowadays, new business models are arising thanks to the development of ICT. In this context, the law is constantly being adapted to guarantee the rights of individuals. Studying topics related to legislation without considering its relation with a particular project is unattractive and generally it does not motivate computer science students. However, according to reports by Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías de la Comunicación (INTECO) , a high percentage of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) does not consider current legislation on issues related to ICT. For these reasons, we develop a series of guides defining behaviour protocols, based on an active computer research project oriented to SMEs; and, at the same time, we decided to try to engage computer science students of the need to respect the regulations for the development of any software project (part of their next career future) making clear the relation between their tasks in any project of this kind and the laws and norms that should be respected during this process by the practical use and respect of these laws, in an Information Systems course. This last part is the work we present here.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4995/HEAd15.2015.420

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