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Networking giant applauds IT lecturing team

By Patrick Nelson

Anthony D’Orival … “integrated the curriculum to meet industry needs” Anthony D’Orival … “integrated the curriculum to meet industry needs”

A Charles Darwin University lecturer has been commended for good practice by the Australian division of computer networking heavyweight Cisco Systems.

Information Technology and Library Studies Team Leader Anthony D’Orival said the kudos came at the annual Cisco Networking Academy instructor conference in Sydney recently.

“The Academy has been gathering good practice stories from thousands of its academies around the world, including the 175 academies it runs in the Asia Pacific Region,” Mr D’Orival said.

“They submitted 26 stories from our region, including ours at CDU, which was assessed in the top 10 stories from around the world.”

Mr D’Orival said Cisco was looking for evidence to reinforce the ideas of creativity, success and innovation throughout the group.

“They liked the way we have integrated the curriculum to meet industry needs.”

He said it was welcome applause for members of the information technology team, who engage with the local ICT industry, identify skill needs and develop appropriate programs.

“It takes commitment and passion to keep up with what is a fast-evolving, complex and essential industry,” he said.

“It’s a practice that allows us to develop and improve a series of products that help students gain entry to the ICT industry and for employees to develop or expand their skills.”

Mr D’Orival said CDU had hosted a Cisco Networking Academy since 2005.