Abstract: This paper provides an update of information science education at Nanyang Technological University through its Master of Science programme in Information Studies (IS). The program, which started in 1993, has undergone four curriculum revisions to keep it abreast with the demands of IS which is facing constant changes as a result of rapid evolution of Internet and multimedia technologies, pervasive and exponential growth and use of digital information on the Web, and the demands to equip IS graduates with increasingly diverse interdisciplinary skills to function effectively in today’s information landscape. The paper also outlines typical challenges faced and explores some ideas and trends that are likely to prevail in IS education in a networked information society of today and the future.
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