2010 Proceedings


The 1st Annual

Conference 2010

Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Dr Samuel Mann
Otago Polytechnic
Dr Michael Verhaaart
Eastern Institute of Technology

Conference chair

Lesley Smith
Otago Polytechnic


Prologue and table of contents

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  • Prologue.
  • Programme (paper sessions, panels etc).

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Quality Assured Papers
Paper Speakers Page No. Pdf
Student Retention: How to keep them? Frina Albertyn 9-16
Industry View of ICT Roles and Skills Needs in Canterbury Mehdi Asgarkhani, Alison Young 17-25
IT Students Orientation Week: A challenge accepted Clare Atkins, David Ayre, Mark Caukill, Ryan Clarke, Matthias Otto and Mary Proctor: 27-37

“From Computing Conference paper to Journal Submission”

Tony Clear 39-44
The changing shape of NACCQ Stephen Corich and Gary Roberton 45-51
Establishing an IT Business Incubator in Hawke’s Bay Stephen Corich and Andrew Friedlander 53-62
The digital divide: real or imaginary? Shirley Gibbs, Theresa McLennan 63-70
Implementing a UUID Primary Key in a Distributed Email Client Application Tim Hunt 71-78
Methods for rubric inclusion into Moodle John Jamieson 79-87
Developing Research and Presentation Skills in Post Graduate Students

Donald Joyce, Becky Blackshaw, Alison Young

The Feedback Loop: Encouraging Student Submissions Dave Kennedy 95-100
Assessing with a unit testing framework: variations of approach Mike Lance, Amitrajit Sarkar, Ranran Bian 101-106
Computing student views on sustainability: a snapshot Dobrila Lopez, Mike Lopez 107-120
Wilber’s Quadrant Theory in an Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Sustainability in IT Karen Love, Jonathon Ford, Jane Sutcliff 121-128
StudySieve: a system that supports student-generated short-answer questions Andrew Luxton-Reilly, Beryl Plimmer, Robert Sheehan: 129-137
Attitudes of educators to the introduction of mobile technology Kathryn Mac Callum 139-150
Students as new Settlers: the policy implementation gap Chris McCarthy, Young Sook (Rosa) Yoo 151-159
Learning from JamSessions Samuel Mann, Shaun Squires Henry McConnochie, Daniel McFadyen, Blair Stratton, James Anderson, Patricia Haden, Hamish Smith And Lesley Smith 161-171
A Review of Computer Science Resources to Support NCEA Sumant Murugesh, Tim Bell, Ann McGrath 173-181
Teaching Web Based Accounting Information Systems: Benefits and Pitfalls Trevor Nesbit, Angela Martin 183-193
Using Mobile Technologies to Enhance Student Engagement in Large Lectures Trevor Nesbit, Angela Martin 195-208
Selecting the best students for IT programmes: what determines “best”? Karen Phillips 209-216
Managing “At Risk” students Christo Potgieter , Wilfred Greyling, Bruce Ferguson 217-226
Relevance of CCNA for students working in Industry Dileep Rajendran, Ed Corbett 227-234
Blended Learning Environments: Lecturers have their say David Skelton 235-245
The changing role of e-commerce in regional SMEs David Skelton, Gerard Gillet-Jackson 247-254
First Year Programming Using Competition for Motivation Aaron Steele 255-260
Using Google Docs for the Early Identification of ‘At Risk’ Students Aaron Steele 261-266
First Year Programming: Engagement vs. Success Measurements from UCOL Aaron Steele 267-273
Using Web 2.0 in teaching and learning: A wiki case study Michael Verhaart 275-284
ICT4D: working with communities for ICT enabled change Alison Young, Tony Clear, Chris McCarthy, Logan Muller 285-294


Poster Papers
Paper Speakers Page No. Pdf
Leadership in ICT Organizations: Skills or Experience? Mehdi Asgarkhan,i Jun Wan 296-297
The Language of Computing and IT: Read with Understanding Susan Bennett, Garry Roberton 298-299
ARGOS Data Storage and Analysis Mark Bennett , Josh Lowry, Patricia Haden, Hamish Smith and Samuel Mann 300-301
An International Student’s Learning Journey: from red to green Ranran Bian, Mike Lance 302-303
The Elusive Sweven of Successful, Swasivious Schooling of Subnetting Mark Caukill 304-305
‘Same-Origin Policy’ Circumvention for Legitimate, Dynamic Web Development Glenn Crawford, Malcolm Wieck 306-307
Industry education integration: improving students’ course subject application Paul Dechering 308-309
CityScape: panoramic exhibition system Trevor Farquharson, Jun Cui, Gareth Dorset, Patricia Haden, Hamish Smith and Samuel Mann 310-311
Turning Them Back from the Brink… Lesley Smith, Joy Gasson 312-313
Subvert Web Development Project Monica Grinstead, Richard Dargie 314-315
Information Technology Plan and Google Adword Project Karn Heavey, Frina Albertyn and Adrienne Pierce 316-317
Multistage Quality Checks in Designing, Developing and Delivering Computing Degrees Donald Joyce, Alison Young 318-319
Assessing with a unit test framework: testware construction strategies Mike Lance, Ranran Bian, Amitrajit Sarkar 320-321
R&D Vouchers: Business Continuity of IT Bruce Ferguson, Jannat Maqbool, Christo Potgieter 322-323
B2B large scale, large organization: Dell – a case study Chris McCarthy & Ranran (Monica) Bian 324-326
The Virtual Drum Kit Ian Hunter 327
What drives a hacker – thrills, power or money? Chris McCarthy, Courtenay Beckwith 328-329
Trust and Confidence in eBAy and TradeMe: a Comparison Chris McCarthy & Wanaporn (Fern) Udomrasami 330-331
Hastings District Council – An IT Internship Sarah McElroy, Dr David Skelton 332-333
Interactive Lightshow Michael Mackenzie, Jo Dickson, Emma Pennycuick, Hamish Smith and Samuel Mann 334-335
Rescue me: tangible collaboration Samuel Mann, Gareth Dorsett, Trevor Farquharson, Henry McConnochie, Caro McCaw, Daniel Alexander and Amos Mann 336-337
Managing a Network with Freeware: Who’s the Man? Gareth Morton, Garry Roberton 338-339
eHeritage Dunedin Adon Moskal , Scott Simister, Daniel Copeland, Hamish Smith and Samuel Mann 340-321
When Failing Is Passing: Turning A Failed Project Into Success Rob Oliver 342-343
Community Projects: A Network Development Plan Rob Oliver 344-345
Assessing the Learner: Using Real Time Assessment Rob Oliver 346-347
Numeracy tools Dale Parsons 348-349
NZCS and Communities of Practice (CoP) – Where to? Christo Potgieter, Garry Roberton 350-351
Business Intelligence courses: Learn from America? Christo Potgieter, Vida Botes 352-353
Assess NACCQ conferences with NZCS Code of Practice? Christo Potgieter, Garry Roberton 354-355
The Perfect Storm of Literature Studies from International Students Christo Potgieter, Chris Burrell 356-357
Fletcher Easysteel – Health and Safety CD ROM Application Debbie Richardson, Michael Verhaart 358-359
Computing & IT Careers: Utilising a National Resource for Teaching and Learning Garry Roberton, Carol Aymes 360-361
Tertiary ICT Enrolments: Attracting Students – A recipe for success? Garry Roberton, Susan Bennett 362-363
IT & T Job Markets: National Trends & Global Commentary Garry Roberton 364-365
Sustainable Software Engineering Lesley Smith, Samuel Mann 366-367
Internship programme Lesley Smith, Samuel Mann 368-369
Dare to be Digital: The Gender Influence Melanie Tansley 370-371
Heinz Wattie Internship: An EIT final project Riki-lee Toki, Frina Albertyn, Neil Jackett 372-373
Using design research in the development of a final year HCI class project. Leonie Trower, Todd Cochrane 374-375
HTML 5: Features and Limitations Joe Wynn, David Weir 376-377
Farmwise: agricultural simulation Brantyn Yates, Ashley Evans Patricia Haden, Hamish Smith and Samuel Mann 378-379
Interactive Iterative Storyboarding Mia Yatiswarra, David Weir 380-381
The Current Status: Who Teaches What? Alison Young 382-383