Research Themes

Four main themes being pursued are:

IS Education and Educational Technology

Co-ordinator: Mr. Kosheek Sewchurran

Within this theme is the investigation of both the teaching and learning of IS, and the use of education technology as an aid to teaching and learning.

Staff Researchers: JP Van Belle, D. Smith, L. Seymour, K. Sewchurran, E. Scott, M. Pollock, K. Johnston, M. Hart, M. Eccles, E. Cloete, W. Chigona, I. Brown
Current Masters Students: G. Van Rooyen, Y. Chisuta, M. Buys
Current PhD Students: F. Mosoval, N. Mlitwa, C. Brown

Collaboration: There has been collaboration with Dr. Dick Ng’ambi from the Centre for Education Technology (CET) at UCT. Further collaboration with CET will continue.

ICTs and Innovation

Co-ordinator: A/Prof Irwin Brown

Within this theme is the investigation of ICT innovations and the use of ICTs for innovation. The Internet, e-commerce, e-government, mobile phones, m-commerce, t-commerce, and emerging phenomenon such as RFID technology warrant investigation as to their impact, adoption, adaptation and diffusion amongst individuals, organisations, nations and the global community.

Staff Researchers: JP Van Belle, D. Smith, A. Stander, L. Seymour, K. Johnston, M. Hart, E. Cloete, W. Chigona, I. Brown
Current Masters Students: S. Welzel, R. Seth, S. See, H. Ramburn, G. Porter, K. Patel, M. Naidoo
Current PhD Students: N. Muganda, N. Levine

Collaboration: There is potential for collaboration with the departments of Computer Science, Economics, and Marketing among others.

IS Management, Knowledge Management, IS Project Management and IS Development

Co-ordinator: A/Prof Mike Kyobe

This stream encompasses much of the mainstream research in IS, dealing with issues related to IS management, knowledge management, the IS professional, project management, work teams, systems development, IS security and computer forensics. The focus is not only on large commercial organisations, but also on the public sector, health sector, NGOs and SMMEs.

Staff Researchers: JP Van Belle, D. Smith, A. Stander, L. Seymour, K. Sewchurran, E. Scott, M. Pollock, S. Kabanda, M. Kyobe, K. Johnston, M. Hart, M. Eccles, E. Cloete, I. Brown
Current Masters Students: M. Tudor, M. Tanner, F. Sader, D. Riordan, R. Meyer, S. Manyindo, S. Hiralall, G. Hill, G. Chamberlain, N. Banderker
Current PhD Students: C. Wu, M. Mhlabane, K. Njenga, S. Dakela, D. Coetzee, R. Amm

Collaboration: There is potential for collaboration with the departments of Computer Science, Engineering, Organisational Behaviour, and Accounting, among others

IS in Developing Country Contexts

Co-ordinator: Dr. Wallace Chigona

Although a focus on IS in developing countries is a theme that pervades almost all CITANDA research, in this stream it is given specific attention. Issues relating to IT in the context of disadvantaged, underserved and under-represented rural and urban communities and individuals are investigated.

Staff Researchers: JP Van Belle, A. Stander, W. Chigona, I. Brown
Current Masters Students: W. Uys, S. Vosloo
Current PhD Students: L. Hanmer, B. Delcarme

Collaboration: There is potential for collaboration with Computer Science, Economics and departments in Humanities, among others.



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