Julian R. Dermoudy

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This paper reports on an ICT curriculum development process that involved balancing a number of constraints that, in the words of an external academic advisory panel, resulted in a "very coherent, strong, contemporary" ICT curriculum. Instigated by an external school review that recommended the implementation of a single degree, the curriculum had to(More)
While much advertising for ICT degrees uses career outcomes to market them to potential students, there is little evidence about whether these outcomes have been truly embedded into the curriculum and hence whether they can actually be attained by students. This paper reports on a process to design a University ICT curriculum that is directly informed by(More)
The University of Tasmania is undertaking a 'green-fields' replacement of its existing undergraduate ICT offerings. As part of the process over thirty industry members and educators were interviewed to gain their advice on what should be included in the only bachelors level ICT degree offered in Tasmania from 2014. This paper reports on lessons learned in(More)
This paper reports on the combining of two related but hitherto distinct themes in programming education research. The first is the recognition that students in programming courses tend to perform far more poorly than their teachers would like, and further, more poorly than their teachers would expect without a careful analysis of their results. The second(More)
In the current University economic environment, ICT Schools are under pressure to reduce the scope of their offerings and to simultaneously increase research output. The UTAS School of Computing and Information Systems was recently administratively reviewed and it was recommended to replace the current undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Computing and a(More)
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