Dr Janet Toland
Teaching in 2017
- as Course Coordinator and Lecturer
- as Course Coordinator and Lecturer
Janet teaches systems analysis and design, information systems management, and research methods. Originally from the UK, Janet started off her career as a Computer Programmer for British Steel, and after completing a Master's degree moved on to work as a Project Leader for Greater London Council. She has lectured at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, and Sheffield Hallam University, both in the UK. She has also worked as a Lecturer at Tonota College of Education, Botswana, and at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
BSc(Hons), Leicester; MSc, London; CertEd, Durham; PhD, Wellington
- Member of the School of Information Human Ethics Committee (SIM HEC)
Dr Janet Toland also has a role as Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching in Victoria Business School's senior leadership team.
Janet’s research interests include green information systems, the history of ICT in New Zealand, ICTs and learning in tertiary education, ICTs in developing countries and qualitative research methodologies. Her PhD focussed on the role information and communication technologies (ICTs) play in regional development in New Zealand.
Toland, J. & Yoong, P. (2013). Using Historical Methods in Information Systems: A Primer for Researchers. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 18 (1), http://dl.acs.org.au/index.php/ajis
Coffey, P., Tate, M. & Toland J. (2013). Small Business in a Small Country: Attitudes to Green IT. Information Systems Frontiers, 15 (5), 761-778
Ali, V., Cullen, R. & Toland J. (2013). ICTs & Tourism in Small Island Developing States: The Case of the Maldives. Global Information Technology Management Association Conference, 16-18 June, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Best paper award)
Ali, V., Cullen, R. & Toland J. (2013). Information and Communications Technology in the Tourism Sector of the Maldives: an Institutional Perspective. Hawai’i International Conference on System Sciences, 7-10 January, Maui, Hawai’i, 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 4226-4235
Toland, J. & Yoong, P. (2012).The development of learning regions in New Zealand: the “6-I” framework. Australasian Journal of Regional Studies, 18 (3) pp. 282-312 (Winner of the John Dickinson Memorial Award for best article in 2012)
Toland, J. (2012).From Rural Women’s Groups to the World. The Journal of Community Informatics, 8 (3). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/article/view/690
Toland, J. (2011). E-Petitions in Local Government: the case of Wellington City Council. International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI), 8 (2), 15-22
Toland, J. (2010). From Eftpos to TradeMe: The growth of electronic commerce. In Janet Toland (Ed.), Return to tomorrow: 50 years of computing in New Zealand. Wellington: NZCS.
Tavassoli, L. & Toland, J. (2008). Strategies for dealing with end-user resistance. ACIS Conference, 2-5 December, Christchurch, NZ.
Fearon, J. & Toland, J. (2008). The access, influences and motivations of women studying information technology in New Zealand. ACIS Conference, 2-5 December, Christchurch, NZ.
Elgort, I., Smith, A., Toland, J. (2008). Is wiki an effective platform for group course work? Australian Journal of Educational Technology, 24(2), 195-210.
Toland, J. (2007). E-Commerce in developing countries. In Felix B. Tan (Ed.), Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 172-179). Hershey, PA, Information Science Reference.
Tate, M., Johnstone, D., Toland, J. (2007). How the current orthodoxy of local government is failing IT managers: An illustrative case study. International Journal of Electronic Government Research, 4(4), 509-526.
Toland, J., Purcell, F., Huff, S. (2008). Digital government in remote locations. In Felix B. Tan (Ed.), Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 139-147). Hershey, PA, Information Science Reference.
Evermann, J., Hooper, V., Yoong, P., Toland, J., Scornavacca, E., (2007). The discovery camp: A talent fostering initiative for developing research capabilities among undergraduate students. Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, 4, 211-225.
Kashanchi, R. & Toland, J. (2006). Can ITIL contribute to IT Business Alignment? An initial investigation”, K. Wirtschaftsinformatik, 48 (5), 340-348.
Yoong, P., Abbott, J., Toland, J., Joe, C., Molina, M. (2006). The Development of a Community of Academic Researchers: A Social Capital Perspective. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 5 (7), 69-80.
J. Toland and P. Yoong. "Learning Regions in New Zealand: The Role of ICT," International Journal of Education and Development using ICT 1, no. 4 (2005).
Purcell, F. & Toland, J.( 2004). Electronic Commerce for the South Pacific: A review of e-readiness. Electronic Commerce Research Journal, 4 (3), 241-262.
Frank, J. & Toland, J. (2002). Email as a learning technology in the South Pacific: An evaluation. Educational Technology & Society, 5 (3), 40-53.