ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPUTING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH GROUP (ECSDRG)

NAME OF RESEARCH GROUP
ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPUTING SKILLS DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH GROUP (ECSDRG)
NAME OF CO-ORDINATOR:
DR(MRS) NNENNA EKPEREKA IBEZIM
Department of Vocational Teacher Education (Computer Education Unit), UNN
nnenna.ibezim@unn.edu.ng ,  08063279753
OTHER MEMBERS OF THE RESEARCH GROUP
DR COLLINS UDANOR   –     Department of Computer Science, UNN
collins.udanor@unn.edu.ng, 08061338765
MR EMMANUEL NWANGWU –     Department of Vocational Teacher Education
(Computer Education Unit), UNN
emmanuel.nwangwu@unn.edu.ng, 08038962844
CHINEDU NWOYE    – Department of Computer Science, UNN
OGBUOKIRI  BLESSING   – Department of Computer Science, UNN
OKECHUKWU CHINWUKO   –       Department of Computer Science, UNN
MR  CELESTINE IFEANYI CHIELO –   ICT UNIT, UNN , 08032366433
OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH GROUP
The specific objectives of ECSDRG include the following:
1. To identify viable entrepreneurial sectors needing computing skills
2. To fashion out effective methods of translating computing knowledge into practical skills.
3. To develop a pool of computing skill sets backed up with corresponding entrepreneurial know-how and drive to grow small to medium scale enterprises.
4. To develop students/youths that can grow startup computing companies with little assistances.
5. To assist in the growth and nurturing of University of Nigeria computing enterprises.
ON-GOING RESEARCH
1. Development of a framework for managing the administration of departments using Sysaid ticketing software.
2. Identification of Multimedia skill needs of Lecturers for effective instructional delivery.
PLAN OF ACTION
STAGE 1
Identification of viable entrepreneurial sectors needing computing skills. This can be done through surveys, interviews etc
STAGE 2
Determining suitable and effective methods of translating computing knowledge into practical skills.  This stage will involve experimental research designs.
STAGE 3
Developing a pool of computing skill sets backed up with corresponding entrepreneurial know-how to grow enterprises. Research and Development  design will be adopted in this stage.
STAGE 4
Developing students/youths that can grow startup computing companies with little assistance. At this stage, the computing skill sets developed will be used in training of the students/youths to ensure that they develop into viable computing entrepreneurs.
STAGE 5
Assisting in the growth and nurturing of University of Nigeria computing enterprises. At this stage Research Consultancy services will rendered by the group.