ITx 2018 Speakers

Keynotes and Speakers for ITx 2018

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Emre Erturk

Principal Lecturer, School of Computing, Hawke's Bay, Eastern Institute of Technology

Emre earned his PhD from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. He also has a background in institutional research.

His research interest includes cloud computing and computing education, alongside other topics. He has an extensive list of publications in international journals and conferences.

He is also an invited reviewer and editor for a number of international journals and conferences.

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.