If you are an IMA member, there are several courses and educational opportunities available related to AIS as well as several others. If you are a student, you can become a member for $35 and take advantage of these opportunities. The following AIS-related resources are available to members, some for only a limited time
Data Analytics and Visualization Fundamentals Certificate (9 CPE)
Blockchain 101 (1 CPE)
Technology Webinars on Demand (8 CPE)
Technology II Webinars on Demand (6 CPE)
Excel 365: Tips in 10
Count Me In Podcasts — many technology topics here
Other available courses for members:
IMA Strategy and Competitive Analysis Learning Series – prep for CSCA exam
Thanks to a former student, I have been trying new Digital Fitness app from PWC. During the pandemic, they are making it free for anyone wanting to better understand the changing technologies and other issues in business.
Once you setup an account, the app guides you through a quiz to determine your digital aptitude. Then based on your score it puts you on a Fitness plan. You improve your score by reading short article or watching videos on various topics from environmental impacts, basics of the blockchain and project management. The articles I have read have been quite informative and interesting.
For those of us discussing blockchain in our accounting courses, it can sometimes be difficult for students to visualize how the blockchain works.
I recently used this game in my business analytics and emerging technologies course for upper level accounting students. The feedback was great! Students commented that it helped them visualize the blockchain even more.
There is a global cybersecurity skills crisis. The threat continues to grow as there is a shortage of experts to reduce cyber attacks.
One expert believes the field is changing too fast that this issue will not be solved in the classroom. Certifications and other static methods lag behind the latest techniques used by hackers.
The most important skills for a cybersecurity to develop is creativity and curiosity, as well as thinking on one’s feet, skills that are rarely honed while in the classroom. The best learning will be by doing as real attacks are occurring.