MyMajor: Assisting IT students with major selection
Source of Publication
Global Journal of Engineering Education
Information technology (IT) in university education plays a crucial role in preparing students for future technological jobs. University students desiring to select an IT major can access a plethora of on-line information about the majors in the form of university brochures, videos, articles, job prospects, and more. Nevertheless, such information is scattered, not interactive, and often presented without usability in mind, hence students have to spend considerable time and effort to obtain an overview of a desired major. In response, the authors present, MyMajor, a tool that helps IT students to select a major by providing all relevant information in one space: Relevant job demand, job salary distribution, overview of vacancies, notable employers and expert interviews. The tool was designed to pack much information using user-centric visualisations, as well as insights. Preliminarily evaluation of MyMajor shows that students find the tool useful, easy to navigate and understandable.
Career choices, Major selection, University education, Usability
Kuhail, Mohammad A.; Al Katheeri, Haseena; and Negreiros, Joao, "MyMajor: Assisting IT students with major selection" (2021). All Works. 4646.
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