STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF SOFTWARE INDUSTRY INTERNATIONALISATION
Lublin University of Technology (POLAND)
About this paper:
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:Software in the era of omnipresent digitisation is an essential commodity for economic and social activities. At the same time software is a digital product and can be delivered to the customer using computer networks, bypassing traditional distribution channels. Similarly, a computer network can be used for contacts between the various software development process stakeholders (end users, systems analytics, designers, developers, testers, etc.). This, and the different labour costs and availability of information technology professionals, influences the progressive internationalisation of the software industry.
The paper presents the results of research carried out among computer science students to prove the thesis: „Computer science students are ready to study in English and work in an international environment, and have a positive attitude towards doing it”. The research was conducted using the survey method. Students of three consecutive years of studies were covered by the research. This allowed to present the research results in a dynamic context. The results of the studies’ additional elements related to working in an international environment (such as the ability to put in extra effort during the study or salary expectations) are presented in this paper.
Keywords: software industry internationalisation, students’ readiness, students’ attitude.