Mr Kenneth Howah Information and Communication Technology / School of Engineering and Technology

Lecturer - ICT

BA, GradDipMgt, MInfsys, MIS, Cert IV (Bus), GradCertTEd, MACS (snr)

Contact Details

Email: k.howah@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (03) 9616 0613 - Ext: 50613

Office Location

Level 3

120 Spencer St. Melbourne

About Me

Background

Prior to starting at CQUniversity in 2002 as a Lecturer, my working background was in ICT in industry in roles or activities such as Network Administration, IT procurement, Customer service IT desk.  I did not have any kind of academic background before then, except as a student, when I obtained a Masters degree (coursework) in Information Systems from CQU.   In 2012, I completed another Masters degree, this time by research, at CQU.

Previous teaching

My main areas of teaching at CQUniversity have been in Information Systems management, Information Technologies, E-commerce, and Ethics and Social Issues.

Professional Experience

Early career:  Insurance industry, in Underwriting and later in Re-insurance, at Commercial Union of Melbourne.  Still later, as a Cobol Programmer in the Company's IT department.

I later worked for about 8 years in a religious organisation as Network and IT administrator in a Novell Network and Microsoft Windows environment and was involved in all aspects including staff training and technical documentation.  I obtained a Novell Certified Engineer (CNE) certification about this time, and worked in a variety of contracted IT Helpdesk roles in Queensland Government departments.

I worked for Lotteries West in Perth for a number of years and was involved in IT procurement, Software licensing, Network and PC troubleshooting and Database Administration (assisting).

I moved to Rockhampton in 2002, starting work at CQUniversity as Lecturer (lev B), teaching in Information Systems management, Information Technologies, E-commerce, and Ethics and Social Issues.




Professional Memberships

Member of Australian Computing Society since 1998, now with Snr (senior) designation.

Books

Case Study entitled "E-Exam trial at CQU" (subject to editorial change) for Business Driven Information Systems 3E, Ch.1 by Paige Baltzan & ___ published by McGraw-Hill Education

Published in: 2015
Special Features

'Fatal error: why we don't fully trust technology' Michael Cowling, Ken Howah published in The Conversation on Wed 28 October 2015

http://theconversation.com/fatal-error-why-we-dont-fully-trust-technology-49215

Theses

Masters thesis "Factors Affecting User Decisions to Download and Install Software That May Contain Spyware", published in May, 2012.

Published in: 2012
Papers in Refereed Proceedings
Refereed Conferences
AMCIS 2015 Puerto Rico August 13-15 2015
Conference Presentations
In December 2017, co-presented at a Panel session at ASCILITE 2017 conference in Toowoomba; topic "Transforming Exams - Stories From Across Australia", reporting on the CQU experience in trialling electronic exam formats during 2017, done under an OLT Grant with CQU as a partner institution.

Presented a non-refereed paper entitled "Learning As A Literacy" at the 3rd International Lifelong Learning Conference in Yeppoon, 2004.

Research Interests

Areas of interest and potential future research include:

  • Electronic Exams
  • The Limits of digitilisation of Society
  • Information security
  • Flipped classroom models for second-language students from traditional education backgrounds
  • Nexus between Education and Technology
  • Personal Information Organization Tools
  • Authenticity in IT tertiary courses
Published in: 2006
Journal article

Howah, K., & Chugh, R. (2019). Do we trust the internet? Ignorance and overconfidence in downloading and installing potentially spyware-infected software. Journal of Global Information Management, 27(3), 87-100. doi:10.4018/JGIM.2019070105

Link to ACQUIRE
Book chapter

Howah, K. (2018). Spyware. In B. Warf (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet (Vol. 3, pp. 1). London, UK: SAGE Publications. doi:10.4135/9781473960367.n238

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Conference paper

Howah, K., & Chugh, R. (2015). Perceived utility as a motivational factor in affecting users’ decisions to download and install potentially spyware-infected software. In 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2015) Proceedings, 13-15 August 2015, Puerto Rico. (pp. 1-8). Atlanta, GA.: Association for Information Systems. Retrieved from http://aisel.aisnet.org/amcis2015/issecurity/generalpresentations/23/

Link to ACQUIRE

Howah, K. (2004). Learning as a literacy. In Lifelong learning : whose responsibility and what is your contribution? : 3rd International Lifelong Learning Conference, Yeppoon, Central Queensland, Australia, 13 - 16 June 2004. (pp. 1-9). Rockhampton, Qld.: Central Queensland University.

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Thesis / Dissertation

Howah, K. (2011). Factors affecting user decisions to download and install software that many contain spyware. (Master's Thesis, Central Queensland University).

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Higher Education
HE Term 2 - 2019
COIT20261 - Network Routing and Switching
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HE Term 1 - 2019
COIT20261 - Network Routing and Switching
Unit Coordinator
COIT13146 - System and Network Administration
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HE Term 2 - 2018
COIT20261 - Network Routing and Switching
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2018
COIT20261 - Network Routing and Switching
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COIT13146 - System and Network Administration
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2017
COIT20261 - Network Routing and Switching
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2017
COIT20261 - Network Routing and Switching
Unit Coordinator
COIT13146 - System and Network Administration
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2016
COIT20266 - Systems Security Administration
Unit Coordinator
COIT20261 - Network Routing and Switching
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2016
COIT20261 - Network Routing and Switching
Unit Coordinator
COIT13146 - System and Network Administration
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2015
COIT20274 - Information Systems for Business Professionals
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COIT20263 - Information Security Management
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COIT11238 - Networked Infrastructure Foundations
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COIS20024 - Systems Management Overview
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HE Term 1 - 2015
COIT20274 - Information Systems for Business Professionals
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COIT20263 - Information Security Management
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COIS20024 - Systems Management Overview
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HE Term 2 - 2014
COIT20228 - Information and Communications Technology Management
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COIT11233 - Information and Communication Technology Foundations
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HE Term 1 - 2014
COIT20228 - Information and Communications Technology Management
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COIS20024 - Systems Management Overview
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HE Term 2 - 2013
COIT20228 - Information and Communications Technology Management
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COIT11233 - Information and Communication Technology Foundations
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COIS20024 - Systems Management Overview
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HE Term 1 - 2013
COIT20228 - Information and Communications Technology Management
Tutor
COIT11233 - Information and Communication Technology Foundations
Tutor
COIT11226 - Systems Analysis
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COIS20024 - Systems Management Overview
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HE Term 2 - 2012
COIT20228 - Information and Communications Technology Management
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COIT11233 - Information and Communication Technology Foundations
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COIS20024 - Systems Management Overview
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HE Term 1 - 2012
COIS20024 - Systems Management Overview
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COIS11011 - Foundations of Business Computing
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HE Term 2 - 2011
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HE Term 1 - 2011
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