Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology

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June 2007

Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology.
Vol 5, Issue 1 (June 2007).
ISSN 1176-4120.

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Current issue: BACIT 5(1) June 2007
A Special Issue on the Workshops at NACCQ Conference 2006

Welcome to BACIT 5(1) - a special issue presenting the proceedings of the workshops and panels conducted at NACCQ Conference 2006. The individual articles were submitted by invited authors. The section editors collated and edited the contributions, in order to create a comprehensive picture of the workshops and panels reported on.
  • Guest Editorial
    • NACCQ 2006 conference workshop reports
      - Alison Young and Tony Clear
  • Invited
    • Here be dragons: Reflections on a second life journey
      -
      Clare Atkins
  • Section A: The SoDIS Workshop
    • A1. Section editor's note (8th SoDIS symposium)
      - Choon-Tuck Kwan
    • A2. The SoDIS process: Two steps forward and one step back
      - Don Gotterbarn
    • A3. SoDIS commercialisation opportunities
      - Greig Wakefield
    • A4. Researching industry certification: Is it appropriate as a form of credentialing for SoDIS®?
      - Leo Hitchcock
    • A5. SoDIS meets Accelerating Auckland
      - Judith Speight
    • A6. The SMOL Case: A SoDIS approach to teaching electronic transactions security
      - Krassie Petrova and Rowena Sinclair
  • Section B: The BRACElet Workshop
    • B1. Section editor's note (BRACElet)
      - Jacqueline L. Whalley
    • B2. The many ways of the BRACElet project
      - Jacqueline L. Whalley, Tony Clear and Raymond Lister
    • B3. Report on the fourth BRACElet workshop
      - Jacqueline L. Whalley and Phil Robbins
  • Section C: The ICT and the Environment Workshop
    • C1. Section editor's note
      - Graham Bidois
    • C2. Sectoral linkages (secondary, tertiary and industry): A panel session
      - Garry Roberton
    • C3. IT internships seminar: An industry - tertiary partnership
      - Judith Speight
  • Section D: Book Reviews
    • Enhancing learning through technology
      - Mark Caukill
    • Entrepreneurship and innovation in e-business: An integrative perspective
      - Brian Cusack

We welcome contributions to BACIT. Read the submission guidelines and download a template here. more..

For further information contact the Editors.

Krassie Petrova (krassie.petrova@aut.ac.nz)
Michael Verhaart (mverhaart@eit.ac.nz)


Guest Editorial

NACCQ 2006 conference workshop reports

Alison Young (ayoung@unitec.ac.nz)
Tony Clear (tony.clear@aut.ac.nz)
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It has been a regular practice for some years now to precede the annual National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ) conference by a day on which a variety of workshops take place. 


Invited

Here be dragons: Reflections on a second life journey

Clare Atkins, (clare.atkins @nmit.ac.nz)

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This paper presents my personal reflection on Second Life and its potential for changing the way in which we all think about, talk about and work in an educational environment. It makes no pretence of being carefully and rigorously researched, that will come later. Instead it is intended to promote a thought provoking debate ....


 Section A: The SoDIS Workshop

A1. Section editor's note (8th SoDIS symposium)

Choon-Tuck Kwan (ckwan@aut.ac.nz) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

A group of academics and practitioners convened at Wellington for the 8th SoDIS Symposium. The aim of the symposium was to enable current and prospective participants in the CITRUS (New Zealand Centres for Information Technology Research) and SEPIA (Software Engineering Practice Improvement Alliance) sponsored collaborative research networks...

A2. The SoDIS process: Two steps forward and one step back

Don Gotterbarn ( gotterba@etsu.edu) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

This is a report on the previous year's work related to SoDIS. There are several new initiatives. Some items have been completed and others have been delayed. The end result is positive. More people are paying attention to SoDIS and its principles.It is being used both in academe and industry. There have been some setbacks...

A3. SoDIS commercialisation opportunities

Greig Wakefield (greig@CISNZ.net.nz) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

The purpose of this report presented at the working session at the SoDIS Symposium is to provide an insight into the proposed commercialisation of SoDIS and to invite comment and feedback on the proposed approach.

A4. Researching industry certification: Is it appropriate as a form of credentialing for SoDIS®?

Leo Hitchcock (leo.hitchcock@aut.ac.nz ) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

In December 2004, at the SoDIS® (Software Development Impact Statements) symposium in Auckland, an industry certification as a method of credentialing the SoDIS teachers and analysis was mooted. The SoDIS, a process of ethics-based risk assessment and analysis of downstream risk to project and software stakeholders, including the public, is currently in the process of...

A5. SoDIS meets Accelerating Auckland

Judith Speight (jspeight@ittwrkz.co.nz ) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

Accelerating Auckland is a programme of work seeking to ensure that the potential growth of the ICT industry in the Auckland region is not constrained by a shortage of people with the required skills by designing ongoing mechanisms for collaborative engagement and fostering collaboration between ICT enterprises and...

A6. The SMOL case: A SoDIS approach to teaching electronic transactions security

Krassie Petrova (krassie.petrova@aut.ac.nz)
Rowena Sinclair (rsinclair@aut.ac.nz)
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There is an increasing vulnerability of businesses to attacks on their systems, which has given rise to an increased interest in areas such as information security and risk management. In the project discussed here, the methodology developed for SoDIS (Software Development Impact Statement) was applied to evaluate risks related to business stakeholders, and to justify...

 Section B: The BRACElet Workshop

B1. Section editor's note (BRACElet)

Jacqueline L. Whalley (jacqueline.whalley@aut.ac.nz) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

A common educator's lament is that their students have a fragile grasp of programming and a lack of problem solving skills. This is not a new phenomenon but has been a recurring theme in the computer-science education literature: too many students don't know how to read programs, they don't know how to design programs, they don't know how to ...

B2. The many ways of the BRACElet project

Jacqueline L. Whalley (jacqueline.whalley@aut.ac.nz)
Tony Clear (tclear@aut.ac.nz)
Raymond Lister ( raymond@it.uts.edu.au)
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This paper provides a retrospective snapshot of the first two years of a multi-institutional multi-national study (MIMN) in Computer Science Education called the BRACElet Project. This study has been inquiring into how novice programmers comprehend and write computer programs. The context for the study is outlined, together with details of how it has evolved and ...

B3. Report on the fourth BRACElet workshop

Jacqueline L. Whalley (jacqueline.whalley@aut.ac.nz)
Phil Robbins (phil.robbins@aut.ac.nz)
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This paper reports on the activities of the fourth BRACElet workshop held in conjunction with the 19th Annual NACCQ Conference. The BRACELet project is a longitudinal multi-institutional multinational investigation into the code reading, code comprehension and code writing skills of novice programmers.


 Section C: The ICT and the Environment Workshop

C1. Section editor's note (ICT and the environment )

Graham Bidois (gbidois@aut.ac.nz) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

The current world-wide ICT graduate shortage and drop in the number of students enrolling in ICT degrees is cause for concern. The problem requires constructive and innovative solutions in order to make ICT more attractive for students considering career pathways. These issues were addressed in three interactive sessions at the July 2006 “Perspectives on IT Careers” forum.

C2. Sectoral linkages (secondary, tertiary and industry): A panel session

Garry Roberton (garry.roberton@wintec.ac.nz) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

The Sectoral Linkages (Secondary, Tertiary and Industry) panel session was one of a number of forum and panel presentations and activities specifically related to IT careers and career preparation. It provided an opportunity for attendees to debate the challenges associated with strengthening and enhancing sectoral linkages to...

C3. IT internships seminar: An industry - tertiary partnership

Judith Speight (jspeight@ittwrkz.co.nz) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

The ability to align and match new graduates with the needs of industry is an enduring challenge. The Accelerating Auckland Taskforce has initiated a project to identify and pilot best practice internships to enhance the capability of industry to respond to its own needs by engaging with potential employees during their education phase.


Section D: Book Reviews

D1. Enhancing learning through technology

Mark Caukill (mark.caukill@nmit.ac.nz&nbsp) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

Reference: Sorensen, E. K. & Murchu, D. O. A. (2006). Enhancing Learning Through Technology. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global

D2. Entrepreneurship and innovation in e-business: An integrative perspective

Brian Cusack (brian.cusack@aut.ac.nz) Display as HTML Download PDF Version

Reference: Zhao, F. (2006). Entrepreneurship and innovation in e-business: An integrative perspective. Melbourne: IGI Global


Extended Editorial Board

Editor Krassie Petrova, AUT University, New Zealand
Web Editor Michael Verhaart, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Guest Editors Alison Young, Unitec, New Zealand
Tony Clear, AUT University, New Zealand
Members Tony Clear, AUT University, New Zealand
Dr Donald Joyce, UNITEC, New Zealand
Leo Hitchcock, AUT University, New Zealand
Copy Editor Catriona Carruthers, AUT University, New Zealand
Section Editors Choon-Tuck Kwan, AUT University, New Zealand
Dr Jacqueline L. Whalley, AUT University, New Zealand
Graham Bidois, AUT University, New Zealand

Copyright © 2007 - NACCQ, Krassie Petrova, Michael Verhaart, Alison Young and Tony Clear (Eds.). An Open Access Journal, DOAJ # 11764120. Individual authors retain their intellectual property rights.