Course Directors

Dr Jason Howarth

BInfoTech (Hons) Charles Sturt University, PhD

Course Director / Senior Lecturer in Computing
Port Macquarie


Jason Howarth has a degree in Information Technology from CSU where he graduated with the University Medal. He also has an Honours Degree and PhD, both from Charles Sturt University. Jason has been a lecturer in computing at CSU since 2003. He has also worked as a Course Director,  Associate Head of School and, more recently, as the Sub Dean of Transform Online Learning in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • ITC518 Principles of Programming using C#
  • ITC593 Network Security
  • ITC595 Information Security
  • ITC596 IT Risk Management

Research Focus

  • Information security
  • Computer programming
  • Online education

Selected Publications

  • Howarth, J., D'Alessandro, S., Johnson, L., & White, L. (2017). MOOCs to university: A consumer goal and marketing perspective. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education27(1), 144-158.
  • Howarth, J., D'Alessandro, S., Johnson, L. W., & White, L. (2016). Learner motivation for MOOC registration and the role of MOOCs as a university 'taster'. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 1-12.
  • Howarth, J., Altas, I., & Dalgarno, B. (2010). Information Flow Control Using the Java Virtual Machine Tool Interface (JVMTI). In IEEE International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS) (pp. 689-695). USA: IEEE.
  • Altas, I., Messing, J., & Howarth, J. (2008). Implementing Microsoft PiL in Australian Schools. International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 63-68
  • Howarth, J., Tien, D., & Woodhouse, S. (2007). A management approach to securing geospatial information systems. In 4th ICITA 2007 (pp. 100-105). Sydney, Australia: Macquarie Scientific Publishing
  • White, P., Altas, I., Howarth, J., & Weckert, J. (2007). An internal enterprise framework for identity based management. In VPAC. B. Applebe (Ed.), APAC07: Advanced computing, grid applications and eResearch (pp. 1-10). Australia/New Zealand: APAC
  • Howarth, J., & Stow, E. (2007). A post-mortem JavaSpaces debugger. In S. Verlag (Ed.), ECC2007 (Vol. 2, pp. 553-562). UK: Springer
  • Buckley, D., Altas, I., & Howarth, J. (2007). A real-time intrusion detection system for the Windows environment. In J. Barroso (Ed.), IADIS 2007: WWW/Internet (Vol. 2, pp. 84-88). IADIS Press
  • Messing, J., Altas, I., & Howarth, J. (2007). Partners in Learning in Australian Schools. In M. E. Auer (Ed.), Interactive Computer Aided Learning (pp. 1-10). Wien, Austria: International Association of Online Engineering
  • Roy, P., Altas, I., & Howarth, J. (2006). An implementation of a Remote Virtual Network Laboratory for Education Purposes. In R. Braun (Ed.), IEEE International Conference on IT Based Higher Education and Training (ITHET) (pp. 71-76). Sydney: IEEE.
  • Altas, I., Messing, J., & Howarth, J. (2006). I have not done maths for 20 years. How can I learn it now? In T. Terzioglu (Ed.), ICTM 3: Teaching of Mathematics at the undergraduate level United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons
  • Lang, T., Howarth, J., & Altas, I. (2006). Uni-Access: A secure location aware communication system providing user privacy. In J. Lin (Ed.), ChinaCom '06: First International Conference (pp. 1-5). USA: IEEE.
  • Howarth, J., Messing, J., & Altas, I. (2004). Delivering online examinations: A case study. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education5(3), 17-25

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