The implementation of a studio-based approach to teaching and learning in the Bachelor of Information Management and Systems (BIMS) at Monash University has instituted a new teaching model in which the traditional lecture theatre/tutorial environment is replaced by a model based around the development of collaborative learning and professional environments. Students are learning and practicing the skills and techniques required in the discipline in an environment that simulates the working environments they will encounter subsequently in their professional careers. The information technology infrastructure required for this model of teaching and learning requires just as much re-thinking as does the curriculum and pedagogy. The paper describes the network, hardware and software requirements, and the peripherals required to support the studio-based model underpinning the BIMS degree. A number of the pitfalls and lessons learnt during this development are also included in the paper.
Lynch, Kathy, "IT infrastructure for an undergraduate studio-based IT degree" (2001). ACIS 2001 Proceedings. 46.