Dr David Skelton
Assistant Head of School, Computing
(06) 974 8000 Extension: 5457
Areas of Teaching
IT Management, E-Business, IT Internship Coordinator
DrSciEd, MIS, Dip Bus Stud-IS, CALT
My role as Assistant Head of School provides oversight of the Bachelor of Computing Systems (BCS), Graduate Diploma of IT, and the Postgraduate Diploma of IT/Master of IT (MIT) qualifications.
I have taught on the Bachelor and Master degrees in the Computing School on a wide variety of IT subjects including IT Management and E-Business. In 2015 I taught E-Business Strategies at OTH Regensburg in Germany as a face-to-face block course. I help provide mentoring support to all BCS and Diploma students in the School of Computing.
Coordinating our BCS final year Internships & IT Industry Projects is another of my key roles. The Computing School at EIT has a great track record of successfully launching students into IT careers through our internships and industry connections.
My research includes investigating ideal blended learning environments (Doctorate thesis), and I have presented research in this area in the USA and Asia. I also have a portfolio of work-integrated learning research investigating the graduate transition, and have tracked students through their internships and out into their first careers over a number of years. In 2010, I received the EIT CEO’s Research Excellence Award.
My professional IT industry experience includes working in an IT management role and using this experience I have co-authored research with students in the IT planning and management area, often helping students find a placement in the IT industry.