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Epic quest – proposed new landscape of qualifications for NZ computing

August 4, 2014


This week sees the release of the final consultation version of the new landscape of qualifications for IT. This fourth round of consultation is open for feedback until the 20th August.    I’ve spent the past year on the TRoQ Steering Group for the review and have attended most of the subject based working group meetings representing […]

Why have you chosen computing?

December 3, 2013


As part of the development of the Excellence in Communications project, we’re planning an NZ-wide survey of students and industry to get a deeper understanding of IT student and industry values and educational expectations. At the beginning of 2014, CITRENZ will be undertaking a benchmark survey of all incoming IT/computing students: the “Values and Educational […]

Computing is ubiquitous, but experiences are design-led

July 1, 2010


Knuth described the “art of programming”, but the relationship between art and code is somewhat uneasy. For many years we have seen papers at conferences making excuses for computing students’ inabilities when it comes to design. Those of us who teach computing have all sat through assessments where students show us something functional but truly […]