AIS won Best Paper Award at CITRENZ Conference 2017!
Congratulations to Dr Michael Watts – Academic Head of Information Technology Programmes and the team for winning Best Paper Award at the CITRENZ 2017 conference last month.
Abdelhamid, N., Cabiling, D., Watts, M.J., and Choe, K.W. Intelligently Derived Features that Influence Students’ Perceptions on e-Textbooks. In: Proceedings of the 30th Annual CITRENZ Conference 2017.
Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ)
“The Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ) was formed as an organisation in 2010 following a review of the role of the the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ).” (CITRENZ website)
“The National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications (NACCQ) was founded in 1988 as a result of a review of the national qualifications in data processing and information technology.”
“The CITRENZ sector includes the information and communication technologies departments of all polytechnics, institutes of technology and selected universities in the country. The executive committee consists of elected representatives of the academic sector and a strong representation from the information and communication technologies industry. This structure reinforces the goals of the CITRENZ to work hand in hand with industry to develop and deliver current marketable qualifications that are industry focussed and to ensure that students are work ready when they graduate.”
Watch the interview
Overview about the Paper
The title of the paper is: “Intelligently Derived Features that Influence Students’ Perceptions on e-Textbooks”.
Speaking about this research paper, Dr Michael Watts stated:
We have been using e-textbooks at AIS for a long time and the system has been here long enough that we started looking at how students actually use them and what they think about them. From that information, we can plan to use them better.
Dr Neda said:”The aim of the research was to find out what kind of features or characteristics students have with regards to the perception of E-text. From what we find we want to take that forward into other departments of AIS as well.”
Dr Dios Cabiling also added that:
This survey will serve as the basis for improvement and how we will apply more E-books to the students. We can use other participants such as in Business Programme, Hospitality and Tourism Programme. With the extension of this research, we can get the general perception of the students and how we can improve the features for our current and future students.