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CityScape team wins national award – again!

July 14, 2010


CityScape is a panoramic exhibition system for the Otago Settlers’ Museum.  It engages visitors to the museum in building a shared narrative of place. Sustainability is a theme in our capstone projects.  We have a focus on communicating and engaging people in aspects of sustainability. We took the CityScape poster to the CITRENZ Conference (incorporating […]

Capstone collaborations

August 19, 2009


A feature of our degree is the capstone project.   Today I had to write a report outlining the 2009 collaborations with community and business organisations.   It’s quite a list, so I thought I’d share it here.     At the bottom of the list is the work Bachelor of Information Technology students are doing with other areas […]

Software engineering and sustainability

July 30, 2009


We believe Software Engineering is ideally placed to provide a vehicle for sustainability in computing. Here’s the aspects of sustainability we would like to see in our graduates.   With only a few exceptions, these things are covered by the Software Engineering curriculum (see paper for our teaching structure). Systems Thinking: – actions will have […]

eLivingCampus Presentations

November 26, 2008


As you know, our software engineering classes are developing the information systems that will power the LivingCampus. Last week the groups gave their final presentations to their clients – Paula and Michelle. I was really impressed how the realisation that the LivingCampus is “more than a garden” came through in the students’ work. Their systems […]

eLivingCampus wireframes and paper prototyping

October 22, 2008


Robert Fulghum famously wrote that all he really needed to know he learned in kindergarten.  He meant, of course, the important stuff like sharing and not hitting, but perhaps he also meant cutting out.    In the development of the eLivingCampus we’ve been doing just that with our paper based prototyping.  We first develop wireframe […]

Inspiring students

September 19, 2008


  Otago Polytechnic has made a commitment to quality teaching and learning. Consequently everyone has to hold a qualification in tertiary teaching.    I’ve just done my Grad Cert Tertiary Learning and Teaching (Level 7) by assessment of prior learning. It is a reflection on 10 years of teaching software engineering, capstone projects, Simpa and […]

SHaC09 spawns green challenge for computing students

September 12, 2007


I’ve previously posted about the Sustainable Habitat Challenge. This is the New Zealand sustainable building challenge to be held over the next couple of years. I’m on the SHaC steering committee. This gave us the opportunity to volunteer to develop the computer system to support the teams and administration of ShaC. This work is being […]