ITx 2018 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018

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Dobrila Lopez

Principal Lecturer, School of Computing, Eastern Institute of Technology

Dobrila is a Postgraduate IT Programme coordinator at the Auckland Campus of EIT.

Her research interests include Computing Education, User experience, Affective Computing and International Education.

She is leading two research projects project at the EIT: International students' perceptions of learning, teamwork and feedback and Students' peer mentoring programme.

She is reviewer and programme committee member for a number of conferences and journals.

Postgraduate Study at Polytechnics in NZ: Where We Are? What are the Challenges? Where do we go?

Friday 11:30am - 12:40pm, CITRENZ (CITRENZ 1 Room)

The panel will discuss the postgraduate programmes at NZ polytechnics from two perspectives: domestic and international.

The discussion for both programmes for domestic and international students will include types of the programmes (PhDs, Masters, Postgraduate Certificates and Diplomas) and the research component in these programmes.

We will discuss what we are doing, how well we are doing, our challenges and where do we want to go from here.

In particular, the discussion will cover the needs of students both domestic and international and our challenges to meet them. From the international students’ perspective, the panel will discuss the educational, cultural and technological challenges that these students are faced with.

The research environment and the challenges for the academics involved in the postgraduate study, as well as a possibility to collaborate, will be discussed.