Nov 262021
 
CITRENZ Background:
The Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ) was formed as an organisation in 2010 following a review of the role of the the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ).

The NACCQ was founded in 1988 as a result of a review of the national qualifications in data processing and information technology… [more]

CITRENZ is an unincorporated society with charitable status. To see the details of the organisation on the charities commission web site click here.

Rules & Regulations
These rules and regulations govern CITRENZ at present however they are being updated in light of the new MROQ Programmes of Study. They will be completed when we have clarification from NZQA on collaborative accreditation and approval.
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JACIT
The Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology (JACIT) is an open-access online journal with a focus on new and emerging research related to applied computing and information technology… [more]

Important information for employers
needing people with computing skills

A booklet is available containing information for employers about computing and information technology qualifications offered by New Zealand polytechnics and institutes of technology. .. [download PDF]

Job Vacancies
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Nov 262021
 

The papers awards were judged by Emre Erturk, who consulted with others and the reviewer feedback.

Awards for Papers and Presentations:
Most Original Educational Practice
(improving educational outcomes)
“Studio in the Bachelor of IT” Elise Allen, Otago Polytechnic

Excellent Collaborative Presentation
(research project conducted together with industry)
“Forming Teams for Cybersecurity and Cyber Forensics operations”
Prashant Khanna and Chris Baker, Wintec and PeopleMaps

Commendation – Emerging Researcher
“Why don’t Girls Study IT? Redressing the Gender Imbalance in the Information Technology Sector” Arifah Addison, Ara Institute of Canterbury
Excellent Presentation (Completed Work and Vocational Potential
“Power Supply Dynamics for Outdoor IoT Sensors”
Steve Cosgrove and Mathew Way, Whitireia and Econode

Best Posters:
Winner (Popular Vote): Joshua Undrill and Bernard Otinpong, Ara Institute of Canterbury: “Developing a Mobile Application for Ara’s Artworks”

Runner-up (Popular Vote): Terry Jeon, Richa Panjabi, and Clement Swarnappa, Weltec: “The Impact of Covid-19 Lockdowns on the Learning and Teaching of Tertiary Learners at Wellington Institute of Technology, New Zealand”

Jul 202016
 

The awards were judged by Noel Bridgeman and Donald Joyce, who began judging each category by confirming the criteria to be applied.

Student Poster (judged on quality of poster and extended abstract)
Winner: Tilottama Karnik, Shafiq Alam and Sarita Pais
“Mining NZQA’s External Evaluation and Review data”

Staff Poster (judged on quality of poster and extended abstract)
Winner: Premalatha Sampath
“Perceptions of pair programming: Boon or bane? A student survey”
Commendation: Kevin Shedlock
“Connecting Maori to their past through virtual world computing: Re-visiting European contact using immersive realities in New Zealand”

Collaborative Research (authors at different institutions when research conducted)
Winner: Dobrila Lopez and Mike Lopez
“University student expectations of NZQA levels”
Commendation: Kabas Albakry, Alistair Hookings and Tanveer Hossain
“Experiential learning for improving student engagement in a project management course”
Special Mention: Markus Westner, David Skelton and Johannes Tinat
“Enhancing students’ IS offshoring capabilities: An international blended teaching concept”
 
Educational Innovation (evaluation of innovative educational approach)
Winner: Tema Fenton-Coyle, Luke Tomes and Nigel Studdart
“Digitally tika, digital natives: Digital needs and education of the Pehiaweri community”
Commendation: Stephanie Day and Michael Verhaart
“Beyond wi-fi: Using mobile devices for gxlearning in the field”

Best Paper
Winner: Dipendra Ghimire, Shirley Gibbs and Stuart Charters
“Software development team views of success factors in Agile projects”
Commendation: Dobrila Lopez and Mike Lopez
“University student expectations of NZQA levels”
Commendation: Tema Fenton-Coyle, Luke Tomes and Nigel Studdart
“Digitally tika, digital natives: Digital needs and education of the Pehiaweri community”
Special Mention: Binglan Han and Michael Watts
“Predicting the academic performance of international students on an ongoing basis”