Mr Kenneth Howah Information and Communication Technology / School of Engineering and Technology
Lecturer - ICT
BA, GradDipMgt, MInfsys, MIS, Cert IV (Bus), GradCertTEd, MACS (snr)
Phone: (03) 9616 0613 - Ext: 50613
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.
My main areas of teaching at CQUniversity have been in Information Systems management, Information Technologies, E-commerce, and Ethics and Social Issues.
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.
Member of Australian Computing Society since 1998, now with Snr (senior) designation.
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
'Fatal error: why we don't fully trust technology' Michael Cowling, Ken Howah published in The Conversation on Wed 28 October 2015
Masters thesis "Factors Affecting User Decisions to Download and Install Software That May Contain Spyware", published in May, 2012.
AMCIS 2015 Puerto Rico 13-15 August 2015
by Ken Howah and Ritesh Chugh
Presented a non-refereed paper entitled "Learning As A Literacy" at the 3rd International Lifelong Learning Conference in Yeppoon, 2004.
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
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
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
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/
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.
Howah, K. (2011). Factors affecting user decisions to download and install software that many contain spyware. (Master's Thesis, Central Queensland University).