Programme details

Tech Degrees: International Developments

Friday 2:50pm - 3:20pm, (Wellington 2 Room)

A huge amount of work has recently been completed, looking at what should make up a tech-related degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems and more.

In this presentation Alison Clear, co-chair of the global CC2020 Task Force, will outline this work, how learning can be mapped to help employers, and what this all means for the tech industry.


Alison Clear

Associate Professor, EIT

Alison Clear is an Associate Professor at the Auckland campus of the Eastern Institute of Technology. She has an extensive academic and professional career that has involved academic leadership in research, scholarship, teaching and curriculum development nationally and internationally and an extensive publication record in national and international conferences and journals in computing and information technology. Her research interests include Women and Computing, ICT in developing countries, elearning implementation and the development of computing education. Alison is an invited international keynote speaker, has been a member of the international ACM Educational Council, member and vice chair of the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education and Fellow of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals (IITP) and Fellow of the Computing and Information Technology Research and Education in New Zealand (CITRENZ). In 2020 she received the ACM SIGCSE award for Lifetime Service to Computer Science education. She recently lead an international research project CC2020 of 50 people from 22 countries to redefine the computing curricula for 2020 forward.