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CERTIFICATIONS: Texas Board of Education, USA: Vocational Technology, Computer Technology & ESL; Chinese Expert Certificate, PRC: Middle/Secondary School; Australia, Tasmania  & Victoria Teaching Boards, ​General Studies
EDUCATION: Ph.D. U of Tasmania, AU: Technology Education (2016); M.Sc. U of Edinburgh, UK Design & Digital Media (2005); B.Sc. U of Texas, USA: Journalism (1985)

Prepare your pre-grads for university. Close the Academic ICT Gap using the Academic ICT Baseline​

My Bio

About Academic ICT Training & the Academic ICT Baseline

and I'm an Academic ICT Consultant & University Adviser

Pre-grad Academic ICT Training uses the recruitment process to teach specific skills required for higher education as indicated by the Academic ICT Baseline.

Academic ICT Training in a crash-course in higher education ICT skills. Student pre-assessment is used to develop a non-intrusive Academic ICT Training program, seamlessly integrated into daily curriculum and aligned with busy pre-grad schedules. Pre-grads actively participate: in university-level ICT learning; in using academic ICT to develop their personal submission portfolios; and, in managing the day-to-day recruiting process. With the Academic ICT Baseline as guide and Project IF: Ideas for the Future as methodology, students choose the ICT relevant to their field of study. Instruction is multi-modal introducing students to important university-level learning and content management systems. 


Academic ICT Training programs supports student recruitment by modelling the university-level production skills that sets them apart from other applicants.

University instructors expect all students to have basic ICT skills before entering university. In 2013, I asked university instructors to rank the importance of 65 basic ICT skills used daily in university coursework. From their responses I developed the Academic ICT Baseline, a unique planning and decision making tool for administrators and teachers. 

For example: the most highly-rated ICT skills are in Research and Data Management:

  1. Use browsers for general & academic purposes
  2. Use key words in an advanced search
  3. Use search sites to find accurate & reliable information
  4. Properly record, catalogue & cite electronic data references


All 65 ICT skills were rated important by the university instructors and are included in a Pre-Grad ICT training. Students are pre-assessed on each skills and are only trained in those required skills that are determined as inadequate for their chosen field of study. 


Pre-Grad ICT training is the final step in preparing your hard-working students and their parents for their exciting higher education adventure.

About the Academic ICT Baseline 

Janet Price