Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology

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December 2009/January 2010

Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology.
Vol 7, Issue 1 (December 2009/January 2010).
ISSN 1176-4120.

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BACIT 7(1)

Welcome ... to this edition of BACIT

  • Editorial
    • BACIT@Seven
      - Michael Verhaart
  • Refereed Articles
    • A1. Graduate diploma in ecommerce projects: Nature and challenges?
      - Trevor Nesbit
    • A2. Visual interactive artificial neural network (VIANN) tutor
      - Lakshmi Prayaga, Chandra Prayaga, Eman El-sheikh, and Sharon Simmons
    • A3. Higher education success and ICT
      - Adriana Romaniello, and Dawn Medlin
    • A4. Bridging the research-practice gap in requirements engineering
      - Sarita Pais, Alison Talbot, and Andy Connor
    • A5. Using COBIT to guide the adoption of enterprise 2.0 technologies
      - Christian J. Blunt, and Michael J. Hine
  • Technical Report
    • T1. Report on the eighth BRACElet workshop
      - Tony Clear, Anne Philpott, Phil Robbins, Simon

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    For further information contact the Editor:
    Michael Verhaart (mverhaart@eit.ac.nz)


Editorial

BACIT@Seven

Michael Verhaart
(mverhaart@eit.ac.nz)
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It is my pleasure to introduce this issue of the New Zealand';s NACCQ Bulletin of Applied Computing and Information Technology, BACIT 7(1). The issue heralds in a new editorial team, and a new format for publication, though for this edition we are merging the past with the future process.


 Refereed Articles

A1. Graduate diploma in eCommerce projects: Nature and challenges?

Trevor Nesbit
(trevor.nesbit@canterbury.ac.nz)
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This paper investigates the nature of the major projects that have been undertaken by students in the Grad Dip eCommerce at CPIT. The investigation focuses on the nature of the projects that have been completed, the results of the different types of projects that have been completed, and the country of origin of the students who completed the projects .

A2. Visual interactive artificial neural network (VIANN) tutor

Lakshmi Prayaga, Chandra Prayaga, Sharon Simmons, and Eman El-Sheikh 
(lprayaga@uwf.edu, University of West Florida)
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A Visual Interactive Artificial Neural Network (VIANN) Tutor has been designed in Visual Basic.net, which can be used as a teaching and self-learning tool for an introduction to neural networks.

A3. Higher education success and ICT

Adriana Romaniello, and Dawn Medlin
(adriana.romaniello@urjc.es , Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain;
medlinbd@appstate.edu , Appalachian State University, USA)
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This study proposes that the quality of the teaching and learning process plays a significant role in determining the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) competence on university success.

A4. Bridging the research-practice gap in requirements engineering

Sarita Pais, Alison Talbot, and Andy Connor
(Sarita.Pais@whitireia.ac.nz, alital66@aut.ac.nz, andrew.connor@aut.ac.nz
  Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand )
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This paper examines the perceived research-practice gap in software requirements engineering, with a particular focus on requirements specification and modelling.

A5. Using COBIT to guide the adoption of enterprise 2.0 technologies

Christian J. Blunt, and Michael J. Hine
(chris.blunt@axenic.co.nz , Victoria University Wellington, NZ
  mhine@sprott.carleton.ca , Sprott School of Business
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada)
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Enterprise 2.0 (e2.0) is the use of social software technologies within the enterprise. This paper reviews e2.0 and elaborates on e2.0 adoption challenges. It then provides guidance on how the adoption challenges can be addressed using the Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT) framework.


Technical Reports

T1. Report on the eighth BRACElet workshop

Tony Clear, Anne Philpott, Phil Robbins, Simon
(AUT University, Newcastle University)
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This paper reports on the activities of the Eighth BRACElet workshop held 4 July 2008 concurrent with the NACCQ Conference at AUT University. The BRACElet project is a longitudinal multi-institutional multinational investigation into the code reading, code comprehension and code writing skills of novice programmers.


Editorial Board

Executive Editor Dr. Michael Verhaart, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Assoc. Editor Krassie Petrova, AUT University, New Zealand
Assistant Editors Nick Wallingford, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (Web)
Catherine Snell-Siddle, UCOL (Reviewers)
Dr. Donald Joyce, UNITEC
Diane McCarthy, CPIT
Aaron Steele, UCOL
Reviewers
Dr Alain Yee-Loong Chong, INTI University College, Malaysia
Dr. Andy Connor, AUT University, New Zealand
Dr. Brian Cusack, AUT University, New Zealand
Dr. Donald Joyce, UNITEC, New Zealand
Trevor Nesbit, Canterbury University, New Zealand
Krassie Petrova, AUT University, New Zealand
Dr. Smita Rajpal, Institute of Technology and Management, Gurgaon, India
Dr. David Skelton, EIT Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Jennie Swan, AUT University, New Zealand
Alison Talbot, AUT University, New Zealand
Phil Robbins, AUT University, New Zealand

Copyright © 2009. NACCQ, Michael Verhaart  and Krassie Petrova (Eds.).  An Open Access Journal, DOAJ # 11764120. Individual authors retain their intellectual property rights.