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Engineering Technology Management Graduate Student Online Learning Preferences, Mark Doggett Jun 2013

Engineering Technology Management Graduate Student Online Learning Preferences, Mark Doggett

Mark Doggett

As online graduate programs continue to grow, so does the availability of learning media and delivery tools. Faculty and students are increasingly using web-based means of communication such as blogs, wikis, discussion boards, and collaborative tools in addition to assigning traditional readings, lecture notes, homework, writing exercises, and examinations. There have always been multiple choices available to instructors for the delivery of content and the assessment of learning, but now there are more varieties of instructional technologies from which to choose. Given the choice, are there certain online approaches that engineering technology management graduate students prefer? Qualitative and quantitative data ...


Special Section Editorial: Risk, Complexity And Sustainability, Lindsay Robertson, Katina Michael May 2013

Special Section Editorial: Risk, Complexity And Sustainability, Lindsay Robertson, Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

This special section is dedicated to risk as understood within our society, in which we depend upon increasingly complex and interconnected technologies for even our most basic needs - water, food, shelter, electricity, gas, sewage, communications, and banking.

Natural disasters and their impact on vital services has been a research area that has flourished, especially since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives in South Asia. Out of this research has come forth a plethora of strategies for addressing short term and geographically defined disasters. While such disaster preparedness systems are vital to minimise the loss ...


Wie Featured Person Of The Month Highlights (Katina Michael), Keyana Tenant, Katina Michael Jan 2013

Wie Featured Person Of The Month Highlights (Katina Michael), Keyana Tenant, Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

The WIE Featured Person of the Month is Katina Michael, editor-in-chief of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine. After working at OTIS Elevator Company and Andersen Consulting, Katina was offered and exciting graduate engineering position at Nortel in 1996; and her career has been fast track from there. Read Katina’s story on Page 7.


Privacy- The Times They Are A-Changin', M.G. Michael, Katina Michael Dec 2012

Privacy- The Times They Are A-Changin', M.G. Michael, Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

This special section is dedicated to privacy in the information age. Since the rise of mobile social media in particular and the advent of cloud computing few can dispute that the times have changed. Privacy is now understood in context, and within a framework that is completely different to what it once was. The right to be let alone physically seemingly has been replaced by the right to give away as much information as you want virtually. What safeguards can be introduced into such a society? We cannot claim to wish for privacy as a right if we ourselves do ...


Interative Discussion Leader (Idt) @ Futuregov Forum Queensland On The Theme Of "Mobile Government", Katina Michael, Erica Fensom Dec 2012

Interative Discussion Leader (Idt) @ Futuregov Forum Queensland On The Theme Of "Mobile Government", Katina Michael, Erica Fensom

Professor Katina Michael

Mobile Government Briefing: Provide services anywhere any time: - Transact to enable in-field data collection, request processing, order management, approvals, edits, updates and execute actions. - What are the implications for the incorporation of rich multimedia content on devices to better serve staff and citizens? - Addressing the security challenges of various risks around data access, data transmission, and data storage for BI architecture and mobile devices


Ieee T&S Magazine: Undergoing Transformation, Katina Michael Nov 2012

Ieee T&S Magazine: Undergoing Transformation, Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

Our Magazine is in a transformative period, not only because we are ‘Going Green’ in 2013 but because we are experiencing tremendous growth in quality international submissions. This means that we are increasingly appealing to an international audience with transdisciplinary interests. This has not gone unnoticed by the media, nor by our SSIT readership or wider engineering community.


An Analysis Of The Impact Of Mentor Attitude On The Successful Mentorship Of Female Mentees In The South African Construction Industry, Ruben Ndihokubwayo, Ntombekhaya Rose Anne Yokwana, Abimbola Olukemi Windapo Aug 2012

An Analysis Of The Impact Of Mentor Attitude On The Successful Mentorship Of Female Mentees In The South African Construction Industry, Ruben Ndihokubwayo, Ntombekhaya Rose Anne Yokwana, Abimbola Olukemi Windapo

Ruben Ndihokubwayo

In the past, it has been believed that mentorship of women was unsuccessful in the South African Construction Industry owing a negative attitude of mentors towards their female mentees. This paper aims to identify and examine the attitudes of mentors towards their female mentees. The paper examines how female mentees perceive the attitudes of their mentors. Data were gathered by means of semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. Purposive sampling was used to select female mentees who have graduated in construction courses. The data were collected in the Western Cape Province in South Africa. A case study approach was used, and stratified ...


Qualitative Analysis Of Indicators Of Successful Women Mentorship In The South African Construction Industry, Ntombekhaya Rose Anne Yokwana, Ruben Ndihokubwayo, Abimbola Olukemi Windapo Aug 2012

Qualitative Analysis Of Indicators Of Successful Women Mentorship In The South African Construction Industry, Ntombekhaya Rose Anne Yokwana, Ruben Ndihokubwayo, Abimbola Olukemi Windapo

Ruben Ndihokubwayo

Women have a limited advancement in the construction industry profession due to lack mentorship mechanism. As a remedy, mentorship has been used as a tool to advance women in their careers. Previous research has shown that the successful mentorship of women was insufficient. The objective of this research is to examine the indicators of successful mentorship of women; namely, performance, promotion, entrepreneurial skills and retention. Data was gathered by means of semi-structured interviews and questionnaires. Purposive sampling was used to select female mentees who have graduated in construction courses. The data were collected in the Western Cape Province in South ...


Book Review Of Hacking: The Next Generation (Written By Nitesh Dhanjani, Billy Rios & Brett Hardin), Katina Michael Jun 2012

Book Review Of Hacking: The Next Generation (Written By Nitesh Dhanjani, Billy Rios & Brett Hardin), Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

Hacking: The Next Generation demonstrates just how hackers continue to exploit “back doors”. New ways of working and new ways of communicating have meant that the number of attack vectors continue to rise rapidly. This provides hackers with a greater number of opportunities to penetrate systems using blended approaches while organizations struggle to come up to speed with the latest technology developments and commensurate security capabilities. Dealing with anticipated threats is a lot harder than dealing with known threats.


Converging And Coexisting Systems Towards Smart Surveillance, Katina Michael, Mg Michael Jun 2012

Converging And Coexisting Systems Towards Smart Surveillance, Katina Michael, Mg Michael

Professor Katina Michael

Tracking and monitoring people as they operate within their personal networks benefits service providers and their constituents but involves hidden risks and costs.

Automatic identification technologies, CCTV cameras, pervasive and mobile networks, wearable computing, location-based services and social networks have traditionally served distinct purposes. However, we have observed patterns of integration, convergence and coexistence among all these innovations within the information and communication technology industry.1For example, ‘location-based social networking’ can draw on a smart phone's capacity to identify a user uniquely, locate him within 1–2m and share this information across his social network in real time. The ...


Editorial: The Idio-Technopolis, Katina Michael May 2012

Editorial: The Idio-Technopolis, Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

The rapid rise of social media has brought with it an emphasis on the distinct dimensions of the whole person. Social media recognises that the individual has a personal network of extensions- a home life, a work life, a social life, a study life, a hobbyist life, and much more- some of these identities even hidden from full view. Each of these online value networks are now accessible by big business, where opinion leaders and early adopters are easily distinguishable, and where brand commentary between consumers matters manifold more than any form of targeted advertising.


Editorial: "You Talkin' To Me?", Katina Michael Feb 2012

Editorial: "You Talkin' To Me?", Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

Advancing knowledge through robust research is an honourable aim- being scientific, finding the right methodology, executing project phases meticulously, and reporting on the outcomes as objectively and accurately as possible. But may I begin my inaugural editorial by saying that an even higher ideal to advancing knowledge is critiquing it as it happens. Reflective practice is not just something to be done by academics in their teaching- reflective practice is what we should all be doing as we go about undertaking our various day-to-day work tasks. For the engineer engaged in research and development, whether in industry or government, reflective ...


The Fall-Out From Emerging Technologies: On Matters Of Surveillance, Social Networks And Suicide, M.G. Michael, Katina Michael Aug 2011

The Fall-Out From Emerging Technologies: On Matters Of Surveillance, Social Networks And Suicide, M.G. Michael, Katina Michael

Professor Katina Michael

No abstract provided.


Saddler, T. N., & Strayhorn, T. L. (2010, April/May). Using Mixed Methods To Understand Black Collegians Structured Research Experiences And The Role Of Complex Ecologies. Paper Presented At The American Educational Research Association (Aera) Annual Meeting, Denver, Co., Tonya Saddler Dec 2009

Saddler, T. N., & Strayhorn, T. L. (2010, April/May). Using Mixed Methods To Understand Black Collegians Structured Research Experiences And The Role Of Complex Ecologies. Paper Presented At The American Educational Research Association (Aera) Annual Meeting, Denver, Co., Tonya Saddler

Tonya N. Saddler, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Strayhorn, T. L., Blakewood, A., Bonner, F., Devita, J., Holloman, D., Mcfeeters, B., Palmer, R.T., Saddler, T. N., & Winkle-Wagner, R. (2010, April/May) Understanding Complex Ecologies Of African American Collegians By Advancing Educational Research And Practice. Book Symposium Presented At The American Educational Research Association (Aera) Annual Meeting, Denver, Co. [Panel Of Book Chapter Authors], Tonya Saddler Dec 2009

Strayhorn, T. L., Blakewood, A., Bonner, F., Devita, J., Holloman, D., Mcfeeters, B., Palmer, R.T., Saddler, T. N., & Winkle-Wagner, R. (2010, April/May) Understanding Complex Ecologies Of African American Collegians By Advancing Educational Research And Practice. Book Symposium Presented At The American Educational Research Association (Aera) Annual Meeting, Denver, Co. [Panel Of Book Chapter Authors], Tonya Saddler

Tonya N. Saddler, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


+ Saddler, T. N. (2010, October). Promoting The Development Of Undergraduate Researchers: Examining The Significance Of Research Engagement Between Faculty Members And African American Collegians. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, Arlington, Va., Tonya Saddler Dec 2009

+ Saddler, T. N. (2010, October). Promoting The Development Of Undergraduate Researchers: Examining The Significance Of Research Engagement Between Faculty Members And African American Collegians. Frontiers In Education, (Fie) Annual Meeting, Arlington, Va., Tonya Saddler

Tonya N. Saddler, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.