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BSc GradDipBusSc MEd (Admin) MEd (IT)
Con Nikakis is an experienced educator, author and consultant. He has previously worked in the Secondary, Tertiary and Private sectors in various teaching and managerial roles, including Head of School at Victoria University, Head of Department at Melbourne Polytechnic and Business Development Manager at Federation University. His educational interests lie in the business applications of information technology within education management, education consulting and applied research. His primary research areas of interest relate to the digital divide and its influence on the sustainable use of the technology acceptance model in reliably informing tertiary education administrations.
Con’s engagement in educational research has involved publications in various conferences and journals e.g. Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS), Encyclopaedia of Portal Technologies and Applications.
He has been a co-author of the highly successful, multiple editions, of the Microsoft Stable, Pearson Education.
Con has also previously been on the Victorian board of the Australian Computer Society, a member of the VITTA management committee, a member of ACPHIS, AIIA, CompTIA and a member of numerous university committees and boards.
Selected Bibliography & Grants
2011 Hawking, P.; McCarthy, B.; Nikakis, C. The 2010 Stable – An introduction to Microsoft Office 2007. Pearson Education, Australia
2007 Nikakis, C. A ‘Digital Divide’ Initiated Modification of the Technology Acceptance Model, Infotech, VITTA Conference 2007
2007 Nikakis, C. Widgets – Personalised Mini-Portals? in Encyclopaedia of Portal Technology and Applications, The Idea Group Inc. Melbourne
2007 Nikakis, C. TIM TAM: A Teaching Initiated Modification of the Technology Acceptance Model, IRMA 2007 International Conference (Accepted to be presented May 2007).
2006 Jovanovic, R.; Stein, A.; Bentley, J.; Nikakis, C., Implementing Industry Certification in an IS curriculum: An Australian Experience, Information Systems Education Journal, Volume 4, Number 59, August 21, 2006.
2006 Jovanovic, R.; Stein, A.; Bentley, J.; Nikakis, C., Implementing Industry Certification in an IS curriculum: An Australian Experience, ISECON Conference Paper, July 2006.
2014 Department of State Development, Business and Innovation - Study Melbourne, Internship Program, $47,250
2012 NMIT Study Tour Fund, $12,000
2011 NMIT Teaching Learning Grant, $20,000
2008 WIDCorp Sustainability Online Simulator, $10,000
2008 GWM Water Project: Water Pipeline Optimisation, $70,000
2008 Groupware FIX project Phase II industry funded small grant, $6,500.
2007 VPAC FIX project grant, $20,000.
2007 Groupware FIX project industry funded small grant, $5,000.
2006 Victoria University Teacher Learning Scheme Grant, $20,000.
2005 Multimedia Victoria/WIL Grants, $30,000.
1992 Victoria University Equipment Grant, $50,000.
1992 Multimedia Federal Government Grant, $70,000.