This project sought to identify the information technology skills required by accounting graduates in New Zealand. It seeks to inform the development of information technology curricula in accounting programmes.
McDonald, S., Willis, G., Fourie, W., & Hedgecock, B.
This project evaluated the experiences of graduate nurses entering their first year of nursing practice, and simultaneously undertaking a Nursing Entry to Practice (NETP) programme, which may have an embedded postgraduate study programme.
This project examined the employment experiences of new graduate nurses, following completion of a three-year degree and registration process. It sought to use these findings to inform nurse educators of the employment experiences of graduate of the programme they work within.
This study examined the mentoring needs of staff at a New Zealand tertiary education organisation. In particular, it examined their experiences of a formal peer-group mentoring programme. It evaluated the programme, and sought to identify areas in which it could be developed and improved.
This research evaluates trends in participation in education. It looks to evidence from the compulsory sector to investigate and project potential future developments impacting on the uptake of postsecondary education. As such, it investigates how these trends might influence future tertiary education policy, with a view to reducing those who become disengaged and disassociated with tertiary education.
This project explores efforts to integrate Education for Sustainable Development into tertiary computing courses. It involved a case-study of incoming tertiary students at one New Zealand tertiary organisation to gauge these students' perceptions of sustainability.
Lopez, M., Clarkson, D., Fourie, W., Lopez, D., & Marais, K.
This project examines the possible reasons for lower pass rates in IT courses, and investigates whether this may be attributed to the different conceptions of learning which these students may have. This was measured by comparing a cohort of Bachelor of Computing students to a cohort of Bachelor of Nursing students. The three areas in which these students were compared were: conceptions of learning, learning style preferences, and approaches to studying.
This research examines the divide between academic and allied staff, using a New Zealand tertiary organisation as a case study to examine perceptions of this divide. It uses evidence from this organisation to investigate whether other factors may be contributing to impressions of a divide, and also looks at the impact which this perceived divide could have on the organisation's strategic plan.
This project comes under the compass of the Second Life Education in New Zealand project, and focuses on using the Multi-User Virtual Environment (MUVE) of Second Life to teach foundation students interviewing skills. It permits the students to develop their professional interviewing skills through the use of virtual training in role-playing scenarios.