The study traced Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) graduates who graduated from the Department at the Occidental Mindoro State College between 2007 and 2011. A survey method was used to access the large and scattered BSIT graduate population. A questionnaire consisting of both structured and unstructured questions was used as the main research instrument. A total of 288 graduates participated in the study. The results indicate that most BSIT graduates are employed in the services sector, mainly in the city (NCR), IT, Computer/Software and some in government agencies . The results also revealed that majority of the graduates work inside the country and Keywords: LIS, tracer study, University of Zululand, University of Zululand alumni,
This chapter introduces Tracer Study methodology, a cost-effective, capacity building tool for evaluating the operations and effectiveness of Virtual Communities of Practice (VCoPs). We make the argument that a VCoP is a dynamic, continually evolving entity, whose characteristics distinguish it in important ways from naturally occurring or purposively planned communities of practice operating in the face-toface world. As a result, VCoPs lend themselves to evaluation by means of Tracer Studies, a methodology that originated in the field of knowledge utilization, and has been adapted to assess how a VCoP operates and the extent to which it is successful in promoting knowledge use and dissemination. The chapter provides historical background on VCoPs, defines Tracer Studies and demonstrates the types of information that may be derived from a Tracer Study evaluation. We also discuss the application of Tracer Study methodology to the evaluation of VCoPs sponsored by a private education organization.
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