- 15 April 2013 08:52
Want to be a doctor (of IT)? This free course will help you decide
Martin Hale, adjunct senior lecturer at Charles Sturt University and CEO of IT Masters, said: "This course is aimed at anyone who might be interested in doing an IT professional Doctorate but wants to 'try before they buy'." He added: "We believe it's the first massive open online course (MOOC) anywhere in the world focussed on an IT Doctorate." Anyone can sign up for the course and, if they pass the final exam, will receive a certificate. The top three students in the final exam will get prize packs of wine from the University Winery. If students then want to go and study for an IT Doctorate they must meet the University's standard entrance requirements. http://www.csu.edu.au/courses/postgraduate/information_technology_doctor/admission-requirements. "This is an 'Applied' Doctorate and all students have to research areas that will deliver tangible benefits to the IT industry," Hale said. The course has been developed and will be presented by Dr Craig Wright, an adjunct lecturer at Charles Sturt University who is passionate about applied, real world IT research. He has submitted his second Doctorate for examination and in the last two years has published 52 research publications to journals and conferences, as well as working in the IT industry as a Digital Forensics expert. He will use his current IT research publications to demonstrate the theory that will be covered in the course. Wright said: "The series of lectures is designed to help you understand what is required in doctoral level research. We'll review a variety of research methods - experimental design, ethnography, case study, survey methods - and we'll compare qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques in computing." Students can enrol in the course at http://www.itmasters.edu.au/free-short-course-dit/ and the course starts on 18 April. It will run over four weeks with one webinar on Thursday nights 7:00 - 8:30pm. Topics covered in each of the four webinars will be: qualitative and quantitative research methods and techniques in computing; quantitative and/or qualitative data collection and analysis techniques; limitations of different research approaches; and, presenting and interpreting research findings. The final exam will be held 7:00 - 8:30pm on Thursday 12 May. It will be an online, multiple choice, open book exam designed to test students' knowledge of research methodologies. For more information about Charles Sturt University IT Masters : www.itmasters.edu.au More: IT Education & Training News
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